Master of Divinity

The Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree is the basic professional degree for ordained ministry in the local church and other ministerial leadership positions. The students and faculty of HGST represent a wide range of denominational and ministerial backgrounds. The HGST MDiv degree is designed to encompass the breadth of traditions reflected in our students and staff while connecting those traditions to the historic Christian church and faith. The depth of the HGST course work is enriched by the diversity of tradition and experience represented by our students and faculty. The degree requires 75 credit hours.

Alumnus, Marilyn Fiddmont, MDiv, shares her experience at HGST.

Master of Divinity Degree with MAC Degree

​Master of Divinity Degree Plan

  MDiv Required Courses  Course Title  Hours  
  BI 510  Biblical Hermeneutics  3  
  CH 510  The Christian Story I   
  CH 511 The Christian Story II   
  CS 501 Christian Spirituality   
  CS 510 Spiritual Disciplines and Practices   
  IE 601 Integrative Experience I   
  IE 602/605  Integrative Experience II   
  NT 501  Christian Canon: New Testament   
  OT 501 Christian Canon: Old Testament   
  PC 501  Pastoral Care  
  PH 551  Christian Ethics  
  PL 620  Culture and Context  
  PL 650  Transformational Leadership  
  PL/CS 640  Systems Thinking in Organizational Context  
  PR 501 Principles of Preaching  
  TH 501 Christian Theology  
  TS ______  TS 510 The Missional Church or
TS 630 Missional Theology
 
 
      47  
  MDiv Electives  (BH, BI, CH, CS, GR, NT, OT, PH, TH, TS)    
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  Supervised Field Education Requirements     
  FE 651  Ministry Practicum I 3  
  FE 652  Ministry Practicum II 3  
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  Capstone      
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      75   
   


   

  Optional 9-hour Concentration in:      
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