ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAM
Associate of Divinity
The Associate of Divinity program is a postsecondary professional degree intended for persons who hold a high school diploma or equivalency certificate, but who have not completed a baccalaureate degree. The Associate of Divinity program is designed to equip students for effective ministry as a pastor, associate pastor, church planter, missionary, or evangelist. This program requires sixty semester hours of academic credit for graduation.
The Associate of Divinity program is designed to promote growth in students toward personal maturity and professional ministry competence. The objectives of the program are accomplished through classroom instruction, the modeling of professors, the practice of ministry through the Witness One:Seven program chapel services, and student organizations.
The Associate of Divinity program seeks to guide students to understand and interpret the Christian faith in the light of its biblical, theological, and historical dimensions and to utilize insights gained from these disciplines for the effective practice of ministry in the church, community, and world.
All applicants to the Associate of Divinity program must have graduated from high school or received a GED (Graduate Equivalence Diploma). Students who have graduated from college with a baccalaureate degree will not be admitted to the Associate of Divinity program.
Exceptions to these published requirements must be approved by the faculty upon recommendation of the Admissions Committee. In such cases, students will be granted conditional admission. During this period, the student is subject to the same limitations as students under academic probation, described under “Disciplinary Regulations” in the Catalog. Conditional admission will be removed after a student completes 16 semester hours at the Seminary and keeps a grade point average of at least “C” (2.0 on a 4.0 scale).
In order to qualify for graduation from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, each student in the Associate of Divinity program must satisfy the “General Requirements for Graduation” as set forth in the Catalog. In addition, each student in the Associate of Divinity program must complete the sixty semester hours of courses specified in the course listing, including fifty-seven semester hours of required core courses and three semester hours of electives.
Each student in the Associate of Divinity program is required to complete a minimum of twenty-one semester hours of general education courses, with at least one course in each of three areas: the humanities or fine arts, the social or behavioral sciences, and the natural sciences or mathematics. The general education courses may be transferred from another postsecondary institution, or they may be completed within the required course structure of the Associate of Divinity program.
Associate of Divinity (ADiv) Course Requirements
|Degree Requirements by Title||Course Number||Semester Hours|
|Old Testament Survey 1,2||OT 2102-2102||6|
|Contemporary Worldview||PM 4302||3|
|Introduction to Biology||SC 4981||3|
|Introduction to Christian Education||CE 4484||3|
|Spiritual Formation||PM 4300||3|
|Basic Biblical Interpretation||BH 2100||3|
|Basic Biblical Doctrine||TH 3701||3|
|Introduction to Literature||EN 4914||3|
|New Testament Survey 1,2||NT 2601-2602||6|
|Introduction to Missions||MS 3370||3|
|Introduction to Biblical Counseling||CN 4103||3|
|Biblical Preaching 1, 2||HM 4001-4005||3|
|History of Christianity||CH 3001||3|
|Leadership Development||PM 4270||3|
|TOTAL HOURS FOR GRADUATION||60 Credit Hours|
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