MDiv (Fast Track)

Degree Outcomes

The Master of Divinity (Fast Track) is designed for students who have had significant undergraduate preparation in biblical and Christian studies culminating in a baccalaureate degree from the Canadian Baptist College at the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary or from a similar accredited Bible college or Christian university. This track allows students to receive advanced standing in the Master of Divinity degree for certain select courses based on previous study, thus reducing unnecessary repetition and saving students time and money.

The goals and outcomes for the MDiv (Fast Track) are the same as for the standard Master of Divinity degree. Students in the MDiv (Fast Track) will take select core Master of Divinity courses plus approved electives in the areas for which they receive advanced standing.

Available

  • Part-time
  • Full-time
  • ONLINE

Requirements for Admission

Admission to the MDiv (Fast Track) will be determined after a thorough evaluation of the applicant’s undergraduate transcript in light of the prerequisite requirements necessary for the program. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA in the college courses required for the MDiv (Fast Track) and an overall 3.0 for their undergraduate degree. Qualifying students must be less than 5 years removed from their baccalaureate graduation.

To demonstrate writing ability, applicants must submit a graded research paper from their undergraduate program. If a suitable paper is not available, applicants will be asked to write an essay/paper demonstrating their writing and research ability as well as discussing why they are qualified to participate in the MDiv (Fast Track) program.

Applicants who do not qualify for the MDiv (Fast Track) are welcome to make application to the traditional Master of Divinity degree.

Undergraduate Prerequisites

Substantial undergraduate preparation shall consist of the following subject areas and semester credit hours:

Total credit hours30
Old Testament6
New Testament6
Christian Theology3
Church History3
Bible Interpretation3
Evangelism/Missions3
Preaching/Pastoral Ministry6

Any graduate level courses taken towards meeting the prerequisite requirements for the MDiv (Fast Track) cannot be counted towards the degree itself. In addition, due to the reduced amount of total hours for the MDiv (Fast Track), students in this program are not allowed to earn credits through the Advanced Standing Academic Policy (ASAP).

M.Div. (Fast Track)
Total credit hours for (MDiv) - FAST TRACK69*
Core Courses
2L1311Biblical Hebrew I3
2L1312Biblical Hebrew II3
2L2311Biblical Greek I3
2L2312Biblical Greek II3
2T2311Christian Ethics3
2T1213Christian Theology I2
OR
2T1214Christian Theology II2
2P1311Preaching I3
OR
2P1312Preaching II3
2E3215Leading Disciples Towards Maturity2
2E1211Effective Ministry Management2
2T4221Christianity & Other World Faiths2
2T2223Christian Apologetics2
2I1211Church Planting2
2C1221Biblical Counselling2
2C1243Dealing with Conflict2
2E1231Ministry Synthesis2
2P2241Capstone Ministry I2
2P2242Capstone Ministry II2
Choice Courses
Choose 14 credit hours from the following:
2B3214Biblical Backgrounds2
2B3213Biblical Interpretation2
2P3231Spiritual Leadership2
2P3215Spiritual Formation2
2E2221Effective Bible Teaching2
2P2221Worship2
2H3211Missiology2
2P322Evangelism2
2P2215Pastoral Ministry2
Electives
OT Studies3
NT Studies3
Thoelogical/Historical Studies3
Free Electives6

* Plus 30 hours of prerequisites