Master of Divinity MDiv

Master of Divinity (MDiv) Program

The Master of Divinity (MDiv) is the foundational degree for Christian vocation. Our entire curriculum has been crafted in pursuit of learning and growing in love for the missional character of God and to train leaders to shepherd God’s people in pursuit of God’s global Kingdom mission in each community’s distinct context.

It is through Biblical’s MDiv that we are ever mindful of this rich, Gospel-shaped vision as we study the church, conscious that we do so as one small part of a global community that God’s Spirit has cultivated. We understand ourselves to be part of a conversation that encompasses not only Western Christianity but also the global church, not only our time but also the ages past, not only men but also women, not only the educationally and economically privileged but also the unprivileged.

BTS offers three main course tracks for the MDiv program. First there is the Language track that can either focus on a language, or a concentration in counseling. In addition, there is the Pastoral Ministry track that is in a cohort model. Finally there is the Urban Ministry track that has a unique concentration on the urban culture and ministering in an urban setting.

BTS Master of Divinity Students…

  • Grow as missional leaders in secular and Christian environments.
  • Choose from concentrations that serve their ministry goals.
  • Select language study as a requirement or as an option.
  • Graduate equipped to pursue additional PhD or additional DMin degrees.
  • Find full time or part time learning opportunities that work for them.
  • Maximize their future opportunities by choosing an accredited seminary.


"BTS is an evangelical seminary that encourages open dialogue around God's Word and the theological matters surrounding it. I didn't have to worry about holding the party line; rather, at BTS, I was simultaneously challenged by my professors and peers to think differently while always being treated as a valued member of the discussion."

-Evan Curry, MDiv '10

What Can You Do with an MDiv?

Actually, the question really is: what couldn’t you do?

Our MDiv alums:

  • Lead communities of faith
  • Plant churches
  • Work for social justice
  • Teach in schools and universities
  • Advocate for change
  • Preach in pulpits
  • Write books
  • Have terminal degrees in law and medicine
  • Serve as chaplains
  • Make a difference in business
  • Achieve a Doctor of Ministry
  • Work for faith-based agencies
  • Serve in global missions
  • Engage as Politicians
  • Work in Law Enforcement
  • Serve in the Military
  • Lead Parachurch Ministries
  • Are Entrepreneurs

How long will it take to complete the MDiv program?

The Master of Divinity program can be completed in three years with a total of 90 credits. However, many students pursue the program on a part-time basis for all or part of their course of study. A comprehesive schedule of night classes allows for a flexible program of study.

What are the entrance requirements to the MDiv program?

BTS welcomes men and women who have or are about to complete a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Prior study in Bible or theology is not required. International applicants have additional requirements that are posted on our website .

The admissions committee assesses each applicant on the basis of academic ability, personal characteristics, and educational and ministry goals and objectives.

Our admissions department is always available to assist you and answer any question that you might have regarding our programs and the application process.
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