The Master of Divinity (MDiv) Degree Program
The Master of Divinity (M. Div.) program is a graduate-level professional degree. Persons admitted as candidates must hold a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Applicants must, however, satisfy the admissions committee that their vocational plans and personal development are appropriate for matriculation in this program.
Many graduates of the Master of Divinity program enter the pastoral ministry. Others pursue vocations in diverse settings including: university, hospital and prison chaplaincies; professional counseling; secondary school or university teaching; social work; and business settings including the governmental and journalistic organizations. The Seminary endeavors to meet the special educational needs that may characterize a candidate's vocational aims.
The core learning fundamentals to the Master of Divinity curriculum include Biblical courses, Historical courses, and Theological Study courses. Other factors, influence the character of WBS’s Master of Divinity program. The program blends academic study and clinical training. Courses reflect the Seminary’s continuing commitment to Christian Education among churches. Courses in World Religions allow students to communicate with and learn from persons of faith throughout the world. Candidates can also pursue interdisciplinary concerns in a number of areas, such as specific Theologies, the Arts, and Baptist Studies.