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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

M.Div. (Traditional)

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Master of Divinity Traditional (72 hours)

The Master of Divinity emphasizes the integration of theological learning with the skills needed to address the complex issues encountered in the practice of ministry.  The goals of the program are:  a deeper faith in Jesus Christ and the development of a spirituality that will sustain a life in ministry; competence in the interpretation of the Bible; a critical knowledge of the Christian tradition and abilities to help the church shape its future in light of that tradition; skills to lead the church in mission within a rapidly changing and diverse cultural context; competence to practice day-to-day ministry with integrity.  The traditional model provides greater customization through electives, allowing students to pursue a variety of interests according to their callings.

The M.Div. degree is a 72-hour program. Students may take classes on campus or online. Up to 48 hours may be earned at a distance, with the remaining 24 hours earned in residence. Class formats include online, weekend intensives, and weeknight formats. Fifteen hours of electives can be used to create a concentration in the degree or allow student to explore other areas of interest they may have.

Foundations (6 hours)

(These courses may be waived if the student has taken undergraduate equivalents. Elective hours may be substituted for these hours.)

Electives or Concentration (15 hours)

Students may choose additional coursework from available Hazelip courses or may elect to take these hours out of department (ICM, Psychology, Business), either through existing certificate programs or pre-determined course work applicable to the practice of ministry.

Comprehensive Examination

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