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.

72 Credit Hours

Description

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.

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

Admissions Requirements

  • 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

Degree Requirements

  • 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.

Courses

Core

3 Credit Hours
3 Credit Hours
3 Credit Hours
3 Credit Hours
Theology Elective
3 Credit Hours
3 Credit Hours
3 Credit Hours
3 Credit Hours
3 Credit Hours
3 Credit Hours
3 Credit Hours
3 Credit Hours
3 Credit Hours
Elective course from 500-699 level courses
3 Credit Hours

Tracks (choose one of seven tracks)

Pastoral Studies

3 Credit Hours
3 Credit Hours

Local Church Ministry

Language Tools

One NT Book (500-699 level Bible book study)
3 Credit Hours
One OT Book (500-699 level Bible book study)
3 Credit Hours

Military Chaplaincy

3 Credit Hours

Hospital Chaplaincy

3 Credit Hours

Law Enforcement Chaplaincy

3 Credit Hours

Marriage and Family Counseling

3 Credit Hours
3 Credit Hours

For the Military Chaplaincy track, students may choose between CHA624 or MIN620.