At Acadia Divinity College, we give you flexibility! If you’re not quite sure which area of specialization you wish to pursue, the Without Specialization stream provides you with the opportunity to explore all areas of ministry and discover your passion.
Should you choose, you may convert to a specialization in your second year of study. Without Specialization also provides greater options in electives, equipping you with a more general degree in multiple aspects of ministry.
For admission requirements and tuition information visit the Master of Divinity page.
|Course Number||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|IDTH 5010||Orientation||Pass / Fail|
|BIBL 5023||Interpreting the Old Testament||3|
|BIBL 5033||Interpreting the New Testament||3|
|GREE 5013||Foundations of New Testament Greek||3|
|HEBR 5013||Foundations of Biblical Hebrew||3|
|BIBL (elective)||Biblical Studies elective (Old Testament Narrative)||3|
|BIBL (elective)||Biblical Studies elective (Old Testament Poetry or Prophetic Literature )||3|
|BIBL (elective)||Biblical Studies elective (New Testament Gospel)||3|
|BIBL (elective)||Biblical Studies elective (New Testament Epistle)||3|
|CHUR 5013||Introduction to Christian History||3|
|THEO 5013||Christian Theology 1||3|
|THEO 5023||Christian Theology 2||3|
|THEO 6013||Christian Ethics||3|
|THEO 7113||Christian Theology in a Pluralistic Context||3|
|CHUR (elective)||Christian History elective||3|
|CHUR or THEO||Christian History elective or Theology elective||3|
|EVAN 5013||Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society||3|
|SPFM 5013||Christian Spiritual Formation for Ministry Leaders||3|
|PAST 5053||Preaching as a Practice and the Practice of Preaching||3|
|PAST 5063||Christian Worship…Now||3|
|PAST 6053||Creative Preaching: Beyond the ‘Big Idea’||3|
|DISP 5013||Transformational Discipleship Ministry||3|
|PACC 5013||Understanding Pastoral Care and Counselling||3|
|PAST 7013||Mentored Ministry 1||3|
|PAST 7023||Mentored Ministry 2||3|
|Area of Specialization – Choose 4:|
|EVAN (elective)||Evangelism and Mission elective||3|
|LEDR (elective)||Leadership elective||3|
|PACC (elective)||Pastoral Care and Counselling elective||3|
|NXGN (elective)||Next Generation Ministry elective||3|
|Total Credit Hours||90|
- Students with previous equivalent academic credit may apply for advanced standing in the same general area (i.e. Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry).
- Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013) required if Bible Knowledge Exam is not passed.
- Those seeking ordination within a Baptist context take Baptist History and Polity (CHUR 6013). Those seeking ordination within another denominational family should contact the Academic Dean regarding a Directed Study or alternate option for meeting denominational studies requirements within their tradition.