School of Theology and Ministry
Master of Divinity

Degree Requirements

  • * All credits are quarter credits

    ** Years average is based on FT at 3 classes per quarter

    I. Scripture

    Fifteen credits

    • STMM 5260 Hebrew Scripture (3)
    • STMM 5270 Christian Scriptures (3)
    • Elective in Hebrew Scripture (3)
    • Elective in Christian Scripture (3)
    • Elective in Scripture (3)

    II. Systematic and Historical Theology

    Twenty-four credits

    • STMM 5000 Christian Anthropology (3)
    • STMM 5010 Christology (3)
    • STMM 5030 Theology in an Ecumenical Context (3)
    • STMA 5000 Hermeneutics (3)
    • STMA 5040 God, Creation, and Trinity (3)
    • Elective in Systematic Theology (3)
    • STMA 5160 History of Ancient Christianity, or
    • STMA 5170 History of Medieval Christianity (3)
    • Elective in Historical Theology (3)

    III. Spirituality, Ethics, and Justice

    Eighteen credits

    • STMM 5040 Christian Ethics (3)
    • STMM 5470 Christian Sexuality (3)
    • STMM 5600 Ministry in a Multicultural Context (3)
    • STMM 5610 Contemporary Christian Spirituality and Prayer (3)
    • STMA 5700 Spiritual Discernment (3)
    • Elective in Ethics or Justice (3)

    IV. Pastoral Skills and Ministerial Formation

    Twenty-seven credits

    • STMM 5530 Pastoral Care Skills (3)
    • STMM 5540 Fostering Communities of Faith (3)
    • STMM 5570 Ministerial and Theological Integration I (3)
    • STMM 5580 Ministerial and Theological Integration II (3)
    • STMM 5590 Ministerial and Theological Integration III (3)
    • STMA 5460 Theology of Pastoral Leadership I (3)
    • STMA 5550 Theology of Pastoral Leadership II (3)
    • STMA 5570 MDiv Synthesis I (3)
    • Elective in Religious Education (3)

    V. Worship and Liturgy

    Six credits

    • STMM 5050 Sacramental and Liturgical Theology, or
    • STMM 5100 Theology and Practice of Worship (3)
    • Elective in Worship/Liturgy (3)

    VI. Electives (27)

    MINIMUM CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE..................117