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Master of Divinity



APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:  The prospective candidate must hold an earned Bachelor’s degree conferred by an approved educational institution.






Total Courses

18 courses/90 hours

Core Courses & Electives

Core Courses

Minimum 14

Authorized Textbooks

Elective Courses

Maximum 4

Elective Page or No Travel Seminar Tab

No Travel Seminars

Maximum 6

(2 core)

No Travel Seminar Tab

TUITION - $2,695.00

Automatic Monthly Payment Program:  $200 down and $100 a month for a total of $2,695.00.

Up Front Payment Program: $300 reduction for a total of $2,395.00 paid at enrollment.

Tuition does not include textbooks. Please purchase them at your favorite book dealer or www.Amazon.com

ABOUT THIS DEGREE PROGRAM:  The purpose of the Master of Divinity degree program is to provide the student an overall education that is suitable for ministry preparation  This degree program will acquaint the student with New and Old Testament studies as well as familiarize the student with Philosophy, Ethics, Evangelism, Pastoral Studies and Biblical Preaching.  The program consists of eighteen courses which are the equivalent of ninety hours of study. Texts must be selected from the list of Authorized Textbooks provided below.  Although all textbooks may be ordered simultaneously, assignments must be submitted one at a time.  Once a textbook is read, a 10 to 20 page paper describing what was read must be submitted for grading.    A four to six page paper is required for each No Travel Seminar.  We are simply asking students for a summary of the material. Review the How to Submit Your Work tab concerning submission of assignments.

SPECIFIC DEGREE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:  The Master of Divinity degree program requires a total of 90 hours.   Fourteen of the eighteen required courses must be core courses chosen from the list of Authorized Textbooks provided below.  Of the fourteen core courses, the student must complete a minimum of one each from the following areas:  philosophy, ethics, evangelism and preaching, new testament and old testament.  The remaining courses should be comprised of old testament, new testament and evangelism courses.  Up to four of the eighteen required courses may be electives.  Electives may be chosen from the Electives Page or the No Travel Seminar tab.   No Travel Seminars are optional.  Up to six No Travel Seminars may be utilized for this program. 

 Courses/Textbooks may not be utilized for more than one degree program.



NT 600 New Testament Review, Text:  Encountering the New Testament: A Historical and Theological Survey (Encountering Biblical Studies) by Walter A. Elwell and Robert W. Yarbrough (Mar 1, 2005)

NT 610 New Testament Survey I, Text:  A Survey of the New Testament: 5th Edition by Robert H. Gundry (Jun 24, 2012)

NT 620 Gospel Studies, Text:   This text is no longer being used and will be replaced.

NT 630  New Testament Books Background and Meaning, Text:  Nelson's New Testament Survey: Discovering the Essence, Background & Meaning About Every New Testament Book by Mark Bailey and Tom Constable (Sep 1, 2009)

NT 640  Survey of Romans I, Text:  Encountering the Book of Romans: A Theological Survey (Encountering Biblical Studies) by Douglas J. Moo (Dec 1, 2002)

NT 650  Survey of Jesus The Messiah, Text:  Jesus the Messiah: A Survey of the Life of Christ by Robert H. Stein (Oct 30, 1996)

NT 670 Missionary Journey and Work of Paul, Text:  Paul, Missionary Theologian: A Survey of his Missionary Labours and Theology by Robert L. Reymond (Mar 21, 2006)

NT 680   Introduction to Greek, Text:  Linguistics for Students of New Testament Greek: A Survey of Basic Concepts and Applications by David Alan Black and Moisés Silva (Aug 1, 2000)

NT 690  Theology of The Beloved Disciple, Text:  John - Beloved Disciple: A Survey of his theology by Robert L. Reymond (Jan 21, 2001)

NT 700 Basic Theology, Text:  The Basics by Alister E. McGrath (Sep 13, 2011)

NT 710  Study of Timothy and Titus, Text:  1-2 Timothy and Titus: To Guard the Deposit (Preaching the Word) by R. Kent Hughes and Bryan Chapell (Jun 26, 2000)

NT 720  Survey of Romans II, Text: The Epistle to the Romans (New International Commentary on the New Testament) by Douglas J. Moo (Sep 30, 1996)

NT 730  Review of Hebrews, Text:  The Epistle to the Hebrews (New International Commentary on the New Testament) by F. F. Bruce (Apr 30, 2012)

NT 740  Survey of First Corinthians, Text:   The First Epistle to the Corinthians (New International Commentary on the New Testament) by Gordon D. Fee (Jul 10, 1987)

NT 750 Review of Thessalonians, Text:  The First and Second Epistles to the Thessalonians by Leon Morris (Nov 30, 1959)

NT 760  Text is being replaced. Thank you, NTS staff 

NT 780  New Testament Survey III,  Text:  A Popular Survey of the New Testament by Norman L. Geisler

OT 600 Old Testament Survey I, Text:   A Survey of the Old Testament by Andrew E. Hill and John H. Walton (Feb 5, 2009) - Unabridged

0T 620  Old Testament Survey II, Text:  Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey (Encountering Biblical Studies) by Bill T. Arnold and Bryan E. Beyer (May 1, 2008)

OT 630 Theological Survey,  Text:  Faith of Israel, The: A Theological Survey of the Old Testament by William J. Dumbrell (Aug 1, 2002) 

OT 640  Study of the Minor Prophets, Text:  The Minor Prophets by James Smith (Mar 28, 1994)

OT 650  Old Testament Survey III, Text:  A Popular Survey of the Old Testament by Norman L. Geisler

PRCH 600 Sermon Delivery,   Text:  Power in the Pulpit: How to Prepare and Deliver Expository Sermons by Jerry Vines and James L Shaddix (Jun 10, 1999)

PRCH 610 Introduction To Expository Preaching, Text:  Anointed Expository Preaching by David Olford and Stephen Olford (Sep 1, 2003)

PRCH 620 Lectionary Preaching,  Text:  Preaching Through the Christian Year: Year A: A Comprehensive Commentary on the Lectionary by Fred B. Craddock, John H. Hayes, Carl R. Holladay and Gene M. Tucker (Oct 1, 1992)

PRCH 630   Relevant Preaching, Text:  Preaching with Freshness (Preaching With Series) by Bruce Mawhinney and Jay E. Adams (May 5, 2008)

PRCH 640 Inspired Preaching, Text:  Inspired Preaching: A Survey of Preaching Found in the New Testament by C. Richard Wells and A. Boyd Luter (Oct 2002)

CP 650 Philosophical Foundations,  Text:  Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview by J. P. Moreland and William Lane Craig (Mar 31, 2003)

CP 670   Christian Philosophy I, Text: Works of Love by Soren Kierkegaard (Mar 10, 2009)

CP 680 Christian Philosophy II, Text:  The Christian Philosophy Of St Thomas Aquinas by Etienne Gilson and L.K. Shook (Mar 31, 1994)

CP 690  Foundational Christianity, Text:  The Purpose Driven Life 1st (first) edition Text Only by Rick Warren (2002)

CP 700  Christian Psychology, Text" Will and Spirit: A Contemplative Psychology by Gerald G. May (Jun 3, 1987)

ETH 600 Ethics I,  Text:  There's No Such Thing as "Business" Ethics: There's Only One Rule for Making Decisions by John C. Maxwell (Aug 12, 2003)

ETH 610  Christian Ethics I, Text:   Readings in Christian Ethics: Issues and Applications by Robert Rakestraw and David Clark (Oct 1, 1995)

ETH 620  Christian Ethics II, Text:  The Common Good and Christian Ethics (New Studies in Christian Ethics) by David Hollenbach (Aug 26, 2002)

ETH 630   C.S. Lewis Studies, Text: The Complete C. S. Lewis Signature Classics by C. S. Lewis (Feb 6, 2007)

ETH 640   Ethics II, Text:  Saintly Solutions to Life's Common Problems: From Anger, Boredom, and Temptation to Gluttony, Gossip, and Greed... by Joseph M. Esper (Nov 1, 2001)

EVG 600  Personal Evangelism I, Text:  Share Jesus Without Fear by Linda Evans Shepherd and William Fay (Jun 1, 1999)

EVG 610  Personal Evangelism II, Text:  Talking About Jesus Without Sounding Religious (Saltshaker Resources Saltshaker Resources) by Rebecca Manley Pippert (May 29, 2003)

EVG 620  Relevant Evangelism, Text:  The Art of Personal Evangelism: Sharing Jesus in a Changing Culture by Will McRaney (May 1, 2003

EVG 630  Soul Winning I, Text:  How to Share Your Faith by Greg Laurie (Oct 1, 1999)

EVG 640 Soul Winning II, Text: The Soul Winner by Charles Spurgeon (Mar 24, 2011)

EVG 650  Basic Evangelism, Text: Five Steps to Sharing Your Faith by Bill Bright (Apr 2002

EVG 670  Simple Evangelism I, Text:  Drawing the Net: 30 Practical Principles for Leading Others to Christ Publicly and Personally by O. S. Hawkins (Jan 1993)

EVG 690 Church Growth 101,  Text: Church Growth 101 A Church Growth Guidebook for Ministers and Laity by Glenn W Mollette (Mar 28, 2012) 

TH 720   Comprehensive Theology, Text: Theology for the 21st Century, Dr. William Perry, Order via Amazon.com



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