Master Of Divinity - Core Curriculum

Jackson Campus

Click here to see the four-year MDIV curriculum.

Summer Semester6 Hours
01OT502Hebrew I3 Hours
01OT504Hebrew II3 Hours
Fall Semester14 Hours
01OT506Hebrew Exegesis2 Hours
01PT502Introduction to Pastoral & Theological Studies2 Hours
01ST504History of Philosophy and Christian Thought3 Hours
01ST503Doctrine of Scripture2 Hours
01HT502The History of Christianity I3 Hours
01MS518Missions2 Hours
Winter Semester2 Hours
01CE514Educational Ministry of the Church2 Hours
Spring Semester15 Hours
01OT508Genesis - Deuteronomy3 Hours
01PT506Introduction to Preaching2 Hours
01ST601Covenant Theology2 Hours
01ST526Sanctification1 Hour
01HT504The History of Christianity II3 Hours
01ST540Christian Encounter with Islam2 Hours
 *Elective2 Hours
Summer Semester6 Hours
01NT502Greek I3 Hours
01NT504Greek II3 Hours
Fall Semester15 Hours
01OT510Joshua - Kings3 Hours
01NT506Greek Exegesis3 Hours
01PT508Communication I2 Hours
01PT510Preaching Laboratory I***2 Hours
01ST508Systematic Theology I3 Hours
 *Elective2 Hours
Winter Semester2 Hours
01ST512Systematic Theology II2 Hours
Spring Semester14 Hours
01OT516Isaiah - Malachi3 Hours
01NT520Pauline Epistles4 Hours
01PT526Worship2 Hours
01ST518Systematic Theology III3 Hours
01ST530Apologetics2 Hours
Fall Semester15 Hours
01OT512Psalms - Chronicles3 Hours
01NT510Synoptics and Acts3 Hours
01NT514Johannine Literature2 Hours
01PT514Christian Life in Secular Culture1 Hour
01PT516Pastoral Counseling3 Hours
01PT520Polity1 Hour
 *Elective2 Hours
Winter Semester2 Hours
01PT512Leadership2 Hours
Spring Semester15 Hours
01NT522Hebrews - Revelation3 Hours
01PT522Communication II2 Hours
01PT524Preaching Laboratory II***2 Hours
01ST528Pastoral and Social Ethics3 Hours
01MS508Evangelism3 Hours
 *Elective2 Hours
01PT534Field Education Seminar** 

In addition to the above, M.Div. students are required to pass the English Bible Exam in order to graduate.
** Students are encouraged to complete the 400-hour Field Education requirement before enrolling for this seminar. A Field Education Registration Form must be submitted before Field Education can begin.
*** Women and other non-ministerial candidates will substitute additional elective course hours for the Preaching Labs. These elective courses may include alternative communication labs.

  Biblical Exegesis
Students who select the Biblical Exegesis emphasis area in the Master of Divinity degree program should adjust to the core curriculum as indicated below.

RTS Jackson offers students the opportunity to focus on biblical exegesis within the Master of Divinity program. The goal is to provide both a philosophical background and practical experience in the exegesis of the biblical text. This emphasis consists of six, two credit hour courses for a total of twelve hours. The courses for this proposed emphasis are listed below. In order for students to take the emphasis, certain course substitutions are required (see below). Prerequisites for the exegesis courses include the biblical languages (all three Greek and all three Hebrew courses), Introduction to Biblical Theology, and Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics.

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Jr. Fall01PT502 Introduction to Pastoral and Theological Studies (2) OR
01MS518  Missions (2)
01OT500 Introduction to Biblical Theology (2)
Jr. Spring01ST526 Sanctification (1) AND
Elective (2)
01NT524 Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics (2)
Md. FallElective (2)01OT501 Exegesis in the OT-I (2)
Md. Spring01PT526  Worship (2) OR
01ST530  Apologetics (2)
01OT503 Exegesis in the OT-II (2)
Sr. Fall01PT514  Christian Life in the Secular Culture (1)01NT526 Exegesis in the NT-I (2)
Sr. SpringElective01NT528 Exegesis in the NT-II (2)
   

To learn more about the Biblical Exegesis emphasis, click here.

  Counseling
Students who select the Counseling emphasis area in the Master of Divinity degree program should adjust to the core curriculum as indicated below.
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Jr. Fall01MS518 Missions (2)01PSY Fundamental Therapy Skills (2) AND/OR
01PSY590 Addictions & Abuse (3)**
Jr. Spring01ST526 Sanctification (1) AND
Elective (2)
01PSY624 Psych. Theo. II (1) AND
01PSY590 Addictions & Abuse (3)**
Md. FallElective (2)01PSY503 Adv. Therapy Skills (2)
Md. Winter 01PSY596 Crisis Situations (1)
Md. Spring01PSY611 Appl. of Comm. & Fund. Th. Sk.(1)
Sr. Fall01PT514 Christian Life (1) AND
Elective (2)
01PSY564/Family Systems (2)
Sr. SpringElective (2)01PSY590 Addictions & Abuse (3)**
**PSY590 is a cycled course in the MAMFT degree program. It is offered every other year. As an MDiv student seeking an emphasis in Counseling, this course will need to be added to your schedule in the spring semester when it is offered.
 
  Missions
Students who select the Missions emphasis area in the Master of Divinity degree program should adjust to the core curriculum as indicated below.

RTS Jackson offers students the opportunity to focus on Missions within the Master of Divinity program. This emphasis consists of four, three credit hour courses for a total of twelve hours. The courses for this emphasis are listed below. In order for students to take the emphasis, certain course substitutions are required (see below).
 DropAdd
Jr. Fall01MS518 Missions (2)
Jr. Spring01ST526 Sanctification (1) AND
Elective (2)
01MS502 Biblical Theology of Missions (3)
Md. FallElective (2)01MS506 History of Missions (3)
Sr. Fall01PT514 Christian Life (1) AND
Elective (2)
01MS504 Cont. Theol. of Missions (3)
Sr. SpringElective (2)01MS512 Cultural Anthropology (3)