Master of Arts in Divinity

Piedmont International University

Programme Description

Master of Arts in Divinity

Piedmont International University

Master of Arts in Divinity


The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) nonlanguage program is designed to prepare competent Bible expositors who are qualified to serve effectively as pastors or leaders in other Christian ministries, including the chaplaincy. The curriculum gives both a basic foundation for the work of the ministry and a balanced, well-rounded biblical and theological perspective. Students may choose from one of six tracks.


Piedmont International University has transformed my life and ministry for the Lord. I chose this school for its consistent doctrinal teaching at all academic levels and for its dispensational approach to Scripture. The faculty and staff go the extra mile to help students receive the best education possible. If you want the best academic training for ministry, choose Piedmont! Ward Harris, B.A.B.S, M.A.B.S., Ph.D. in Progress
Associate Pastor, Church Administrator, and Bible Teacher
Ripplemead, VA Loved my time here. Solid teaching from loving and invested teachers and staff! They are compassionate, involved people that truly love God. Kathryn Best
Consumer Sales Associate at Kaplan Early Learning Company

Admissions Requirements

The student must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized college or university
  • GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Display of aptitude for Graduate studies by transcripts, the GRE, or ministry achievement
  • An application with Piedmont International University
  • Follow all steps of admissions


Upon completion of the requirements, the graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate through messages, lectures, or journal articles a general knowledge of the Bible (original languages or English translation) and an in-depth understanding of selected books using a literal hermeneutic leading to a dispensational, premillennial interpretation of the Scriptures
  • Exhibit competence in providing appropriate spiritual counsel or guidance in a church, hospital, military, or cross-cultural setting
  • Conduct graduate-level research on a ministry related subject, as demonstrated in a paper using clear English and standard procedures
  • Explain and contrast the basic tenets of Christian theology and principles of ministry from a perspective of Christian maturity and Baptist distinctive
  • Develop, implement, and assess strategies for effective ministry

Summary of Required Hours

  • Biblical Studies 21
  • Theology 18
  • Church History 6
  • Ministry Studies 6
  • Electives 6
  • Research 3
  • Track of Choice 12
  • Total 72
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 20, 2017
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This course is Online
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Sept. 2018
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