This a draft version of the 2020-2021 catalog, which is to be finalized on or before august 1.
The information herein is subject to change.
Master of Divinity
The Master of Divinity (MDiv) program is designed to prepare competent Bible expositors who are qualified to serve effectively as pastors or leaders in other Christian ministries, including the chaplaincy. The curriculum gives both a basic foundation for the work of the ministry and a balanced, well-rounded biblical and theological perspective. Students may choose from one of seven tracks.
- Pastoral Studies
- Local Church Ministry
- Language Tools
- Military Chaplaincy
- Hospital Chaplaincy
- Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
- Marriage and Family Counseling
Program Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate through messages, lectures, or journal articles a general knowledge of the Bible (original languages or English translation) and an in-depth understanding of selected books using a literal hermeneutic leading to a dispensational, premillennial interpretation of the Scriptures
- Exhibit competence in providing appropriate spiritual counsel or guidance in a church, hospital, military, or cross-cultural setting
- Conduct graduate-level research on a ministry related subject, as demonstrated in a paper using clear English and standard procedures
- Explain and contrast the basic tenets of Christian theology and principles of ministry from a perspective of Christian maturity and Baptist distinctives
- Develop, implement, and assess strategies for effective ministry
- A bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized college or university
- GPA of 2.5 or higher
- 2 letters of recommendation
- Autobiographical essay to gauge ministry/Christian experience, professional interests, academic capability
- Official transcripts from all previously attended schools
- Completed application with Piedmont International University
The maximum time limit to complete the program is eight years or 150% of the credits, whichever the student reaches first.
A minimum of 36 credit hours must be completed at PIU.
Up to 50% of the required credit hours can be transferred.
Graduation is contingent upon the completion of 72 hours of prescribed courses with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50.
Tracks (choose one of seven tracks)
Local Church Ministry
Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
Marriage and Family Counseling
For the Military Chaplaincy track, students may choose between CHA624 or MIN620.