Master of Divinity
The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree program is the standard seminary program for preparing individuals to serve Him as pastors, missionaries, teachers, and other leaders in vocational church ministry.
This program admits students with diverse college backgrounds. University, liberal arts college, and Bible college graduates are all encouraged to apply. Students are permitted to transfer a maximum of 60 acceptable graduate credits into the M.Div. program.
You Might Like This Program If…
- You want to pursue our standard graduate degree for pastors, missionaries, teachers
- You want to expand your understanding of Hebrew, Greek, and theology
- You would like to visit Israel! Beginning Fall 2019, all newly-enrolled students in the Master of Divinity earn credit toward an expenses-paid trip to Israel!*
- Hebrew Grammar I and II
- Greek Grammar I and II
- Systematic Theology
- Theology Capstone
Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
Average Completion Time:
Module and Online, or Residential
Israel Trip for Master of Divinity Students
Starting July 2019, students enrolled in the Master of Divinity program can earn credits toward an expenses-covered trip to Israel. FBTS will cover the major expenses of the Israel trip, including airfare, accommodations, transportation, and the majority of meals. Students can take the trip as a course or as a capstone experience to the Master of Divinity program.
How the Program Works
Accumulating Credit toward the Trip
With each credit successfully completed at FBTS, M.Div. students accumulate credit towards the trip. For example, if 100% of the M.Div. credits are successfully completed at FBTS, then 100% of the Israel trip expense is covered. If a student only completes 50% of the M.Div. credits at FBTS, then only 50% of the trip expenses will be covered. In the last case, the student must pay for the remaining balance of the trip.
Applying for the Trip
Students must participate in the Israel trip in the final semester in which they graduate from the Master of Divinity program. To reserve a spot on the Israel trip, students must apply to participate in the trip by August 31 of the year of their graduation. Late applications may not be accepted, depending on space on the tour.
Exceptions and Details
- There may be some expenses related to the trip that students will be expected to pay. For example, students may need to pay for their own passports and visas, transportation within the U.S., and some meals on the trip. Only expenses covered in a typical tourist trip to Israel are covered by FBTS.
- Students who elect to take the Israel trip as an M.Div. elective class will need to pay for the course tuition. FBTS will not cover tuition for the course.
- Only credits taken at FBTS in the Master of Divinity program count towards the trip. Students enrolled in a Master of Arts program at FBTS do not accumulate credit toward the trip.
- Only Master of Divinity students who graduate from FBTS may participate.
- Credits earned toward the Israel trip is non-transferable to another person and has no redeemable value. Credits toward the trip expires if the student does not participate in the Israel trip in the semester of graduation.
- Students who receive employee tuition discounts, such as Faith employees and family members of Faith employees, are excluded from this offer.
- Appeals to these policies can be made to the Seminary Dean. He may consult the Administrative Council in certain cases.
Year of Graduation: 2012, 2015
Job Title: BMM Missionary (Oberpfraundorf, Germany)
Favorite Classes: “I found the preaching and Greek classes extremely practical in preparing me for ministry. God used Preaching to Youth to lay a good foundation for sermon construction and my Greek classes taught me how to exegete texts. Walking away from these classes I had a good understanding of what it means to preach the word.”
How Faith Prepared Me: “My education at Faith was well-balanced with deep theology and practical application. I credit much of this to the wonderful and qualified professors I was able to learn from. I appreciated that whatever I was learning in the class settings I would see my professors actively living out. I knew they cared about me and my walk with the Lord. I was not just a student, but someone they could disciple.”