Master of Divinity (MDiv)

Degree Outcomes

  1. Graduates will have gained skills for in-depth study and interpretation of the Old and New Testaments, including the biblical languages.
  2. Graduates will have demonstrated a critical awareness and life application of their understanding of Christian history, theology and ethics.
  3. Graduates will have learned to engage lostness through evangelism, church planting, and cross-cultural missions.
  4. Graduates will have grown in skills of disciple-making and teaching.
  5. Graduates will have gained a better understanding of self and what it takes to counsel others.
  6. Graduates will have gained skills for effective worship, proclamation, pastoral ministry, administration, and leadership.
  7. Graduates will have integrated knowledge and experience through ministry practice.
  8. Graduates will have grown in Christlikeness.


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Program Description

The Master of Divinity (MDiv) is a 92-credit-hour professional graduate degree designed to equip pastors and other Christian ministers with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for their calling. It is the standard theological degree obtained by clergy across North America.

This degree surveys all major areas of biblical, theological, historical, and practical disciplines related to Christian ministry. Elective courses addressing a variety of subjects complement the core curriculum and equip students for ministry specialization.

Requirements and Completion

  1. The prerequisite for this degree is a BA degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited college or university.
  2. A total of 92 credit hours is required for the completion of the degree. (This requirement has recently been updated. Please contact the registrar for more information.)
  3. At least 30 credit hours must be completed on campus to provide regular and substantive student-faculty interaction to facilitate achieving the degree outcomes.
Master of Divinity (MDiv)
Total credits hours for Master of Divinity (MDiv)92
Biblical Studies
2B1311Old Testament I3
2B1312Old Testament II3
2B2311New Testament I3
2B2312New Testament II3
2B3213Biblical Interpretation2
2B3214Biblical Backgrounds2
Language Studies
2L1311Biblical Hebrew I3
2L1312Biblical Hebrew II3
2L2311Biblical Greek I3
2L2312Biblical Greek II3
Theological and Historical Studies
2T1213Christian Theology I2
2T1214Christian Theology II2
2T2311Christian Ethics3
2H1214History of Christianity2
2H2111Baptist Distinctives1
Leadership Studies
2P3231Spiritual Leadership2
2P1311Preaching I3
2P1312Preaching II3
2P2215Pastoral Ministry2
2E2221Effective Bible Teaching2
2E3215Leading Disciples Towards Maturity2
2E1211Effective Ministry Management2
Missional Studies
2I1211Church Planting2
2T4221Christianity & Other World Faiths2
2T2223Christian Apologetics2
Character and Praxis
2P3215Spiritual Formation2
2C1221Biblical Counselling2
2C1243Dealing with Conflict2
2E1231Ministry Synthesis2
2P2241Capstone Ministry I2
2P2242Capstone Ministry II2
Free Electives**14

**Free electives may include 8 credit hours of optional internship experience beyond the 4 hours of required Capstone Ministry I & II, depending on availability of internship opportunities. Additionally, qualifying students may complete a 4 credit hour Capstone Thesis.

The Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary and College is recognized by the Province of Alberta, and the Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). This degree is a Designated Learning Program and eligible to receive foreign nationals on a study permit under the DLI number 019256741082.