Master of Divinity
You will find the Master's degrees offered at McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University to be the very best theological training for ministers and other servants. McAfee offers the Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Christian Ministry degrees, as well as a number of Dual Degree Programs.
Track Options (click here for a brief description of each)
- Academic Research
- Business Administration
- Christian Social Ethics
- Community Development
- Congregational Ministry
- Global Christianity
- Pastoral Care
Dual Degree Options
- Master of Divinity and Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- Master of Divinity and Master of Science in Organizational Leadership with Concentration in Nonprofit
- Master of Divinity and Master of Business Administration
Total M.Div. hours: 90
Required Courses: 48 hrs
Students are required to take the specific, required classes below. Students with a background in theology and/or biblical studies may be able to replace a foundational course with a more advanced elective in that area.
|Intro to Theological Thinking & Writing||3 hrs|
Choose One: Intro to Biblical Languages, Hebrew Exegesis I, Hebrew Exegesis II, Greek Exegesis I, Greek Exegesis II, Advanced Language Elective
|Foundations in Old Testament or Advanced Elective in OT||
|Foundations in New Testament or Advanced Elective in NT||3 hrs|
|Foundations in Church History or Advanced Elective in CH||3 hrs|
|Foundations in Theology or Advanced Elective in Theology||3 hrs|
|Ethics or Advanced Elective in Ethics||3 hrs|
|Preaching or Advanced Elective in Preaching||3 hrs|
|Faith Development or Advanced Elective in Christian Education||3 hrs|
|Baptist Heritage (Required for all students receiving Baptist scholarships. Non-Baptist students may take a polity course in their own denomination.||3 hrs|
|Missional Theology||3 hrs|
|Pastoral Care||3 hrs|
Prescribed Electives: 18 hrs
Students are required to take courses in prescribed, particular areas (listed below), but may choose from a wide range of options.
|Old Testament||3 hrs|
|New Testament||3 hrs|
|Church History||3 hrs|
|*Contextual Ministry||3 hrs|
*Pastoral Care Track and M.Div./M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling students must satisfy this requirement with CPE; Global Christianity Track students must satisfy this requirement with a global placement; Urban Mission Track students must satisfy this requirement with an urban placement.
Free Electives: 9 hrs
Students are able to choose from a wide range of electives.
Track Electives: 15 hrs
Students will be able to enroll in a variety of coursework. Students will choose courses based on their area of interest and their need for strengthening particular ministry skills. The student's faculty advisor will provide guidance and approval for all track electives. Please refer to specific Track or Dual degree Templates for more detailed information.