Master Of Divinity - Core Curriculum

Washington D.C. Campus

The curriculum consists of 106 semester hours.  In addition to the below, the M.Div. degree curriculum requires 10 hours of free electives, for a total of 106 hours. Those who have studied Greek may take a proficiency examination to determine if they may be exempted from portions of the Greek requirement.

Fall Semester14 Hours
06HT502History of Christianity I3 Hours
06MS518Missions2 Hours
06NT502Greek I3 Hours
06NT508Gospels3 Hours
06ST502Introduction to Pastoral & Theological Studies3 Hours
Winter Semester3 Hours
06HT508Classics of Personal Devotions1 Hour
06ST540Christian Encounter with Islam2 Hours
Spring Semester15 Hours
06OT508Genesis to Joshua3 Hours
06HT504History of Christianity II3 Hours
06NT506Greek Exegesis2 Hours
06NT504Greek II3 Hours
06NT520Pauline Epistles3 Hours
06ST526Principles of Sanctification1 Hour
Fall Semester15 Hours
06MS508Evangelism2 Hours
06OT502Hebrew I3 Hours
06PT508Communication I2 Hours
06PT510 Preaching Lab I***2 Hours
06ST504History of Philosophy & Christian Thought3 Hours
06ST515ST: Scripture, Theology Proper, Anthropology3 Hours
06PT536Field Education Internship 
Winter Semester4 Hours
06OT510Judges to Esther2 Hours
06ST601Covenant Theology2 Hours
Spring Semester15 Hours
06NT522Hebrews to Revelation3 Hours
06OT504Hebrew II3 Hours
06OT506Hebrew Exegesis2 Hours
06OT512Poets2 Hours
06PT512Leadership2 Hours
06ST517ST: Christology, Soteriology, Eschatology3 Hours
Fall Semester13 Hours
06PT518Pastoral Ministry2 Hours
06OT516Isaiah to Malachi3 Hours
06PT520Church Polity1 Hour
06PT516Pastoral Counseling3 Hours
06PT522Communication II2 Hours
06PT524Preaching Lab II***2 Hours
06PT534Field Education Seminar ** 
Winter Semester4 Hours
06ST530Apologetics2 Hours
06NT516Acts and Romans2 Hours
Spring Semester13 Hours
06PT526Worship3 Hours
06CE514Educational Ministry of the Church2 Hours
06ON504Advanced Biblical Exegesis / Macro-Hermeneutics3 Hours
06ST519ST: Ecclesiology and Sacraments2 Hours
06ST528Pastoral and Social Ethics3 Hours
06PT534Field Education Seminar ** 

** 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.

For the most updated version of the curriculum, see the RTS online catalog.

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