Master of Divinity (MDIV)

Total credit hours
elective hours
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Tuition per credit hour
Years to completion
3 - 5

Program Description

The Master of Divinity is a professional degree that prepares students for pastoral ministry. We seek to shape the whole person to communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ and demonstrate its implications in everyday life. Knox believes that in order for pastors and church leaders to effectively declare and demonstrate the Gospel of Jesus Christ, they must be biblically-saturated, theologically-discerning, historically-rooted, and contextually-sensitive Christians. To that end, the curriculum focuses on biblical, theological, historical, and practical ministry studies, including a field-based ministry internship.

  • NT512 New Testament Greek 1
  • NT514 New Testament Greek 2
  • NT702 Advanced Biblical Exegesis
  • OT612 Old Testament Hebrew 1
  • OT614 Old Testament Hebrew 2
  • NT502 New Testament Survey 1 – Gospels and Acts
  • NT504 New Testament Survey 2 – Epistles and Revelation
  • NT712 Biblical Hermeneutics
  • OT602 Old Testament Survey 1
  • OT604 Old Testament Survey 2
  • ST506 Systematic THeology 1 – God and Creation
  • ST602 Systematic Theology 2 – Christ and the Church
  • ST604 Systematic Theology 3 – Salvation and Eschatology
  • ST608 Ethics
  • CH502 History of Christianity 1 – Ancient and Medieval
  • CH504 History of Christianity 2 – Reformation to Modern Era
  • AT502 Introduction to Homiletics
  • AT602 Preaching Practicum 1
  • AT604 Preaching Practicum 2
  • AT608 Ministry and the Church
  • AT702 Preaching Practicum 3
  • AT704 Worship
  • AT706 Ministry Practicum
  • AT754 Capstone Course

One of the following:

  • AT623: Evangelism
  • ME702 Missions
  • ST706: Apologetics
  • 21 Elective Hours
An MDiv graduate will be able to:
  • Articulate the Gospel message of salvation by grace through faith in Christ alone.
  • Explain the inspiration and authority of all of Scripture and its relationship to the Gospel.
  • Articulate the relationship of the Gospel to sanctification in the life of the believer.
  • Demonstrate the relationship of biblical studies, systematic theology, and historical theology in articulating a thoughtful and coherent theological framework.
  • Properly interpret the scriptures, articulating the importance of knowledge of the original languages of scripture and an informed hermeneutical method.
  • Faithfully relate the Gospel to their culture and context.
  • Effectively communicate the Gospel through the spoken word.
  • Properly handle the scriptures through careful exegesis in the original languages.
  • Demonstrate how foundational experiences in pastoral ministry related to church governance, pastoral care, counseling, and the administration of the sacraments inform ministry.

Academic Requirements

  • Accredited bachelor’s/undergraduate degree
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.75
  • Applicants with an unaccredited degree, or whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.75 may still be granted provisional admission. After 12 credits, an academic review will be conducted toward the possibility of full admission (therefore all are encouraged to apply).

Application Process for MDIV

  • Complete and submit an online application w/ fee.
  • College-level transcripts sent officially and directly to Knox Seminary from any and all institutions where you have taken courses for credit.
  • Print, fill out, and return your pastoral, academic, and personal reference forms.
  • MDiv applicants are required to name a Pastor/Church Leader who will provide local accountability for the student and help guide the student through seminary in preparation for ministry. We ask that the Pastor/Church Leader be willing to meet regularly with the student during the course of their degree and provide feedback to Knox on their spiritual development.
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