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Program Requirements:

For a Dual Degree MDiv/MAOL, a total of 83 SH is required

MDiv: a total of 53 SH required (44 SH of the MDiv core curriculum, 9SH required electives). From the MDiv core, the alternative track is the default set of courses to complete the 12SH Biblical Language/Studies requirement. In conversation with their advisor, students could substitute the Primary Language track for this requirement.

MAOL: 15 SH from core, the 12 SH of required electives, and 3 SH electives (chosen in consultation with academic advisor) for a total of 35 SH.

Joint program details:

  • There are 12SH of dual electives that apply towards each program’s degree requirements
  • The mentorship and capstone program requirements for the MAOL are satisfied by FS 601/602 and FS 701/702. The director of the MAOL program or designated faculty will serve as an additional advisor on the capstone project.


MDIV Courses

Formation Courses (14 sh)

  • FS 501  Formation in God’s Story I    (2 sh)  
  • FS 502  Formation in God’s Story II   (2 sh) 
  • FS 601  Formation in Ministry I   (3 sh)  
  • FS 602  Formation in Ministry II   (3 sh)  
  • FS 701  Formation in Missional Leadership I  (2 sh)         
  • FS 702  Formation in Missional Leadership II (2 sh)       

Other Required Courses (18 sh)

  • BVOT 511 Old Testament: Text in Context  (3 sh) 
  • BVNT 512  New Testament: Text in Context  (3 sh)  
  • CTH 501  Christian Tradition I   (3 sh) 
  • CTH 512  Christian Tradition II   (3 sh) 
  • CTT 634  Living Theology  (3 sh)
  • CM 643 Missio Dei in Cultural Context (3 sh)

Biblical Language/Studies (12 sh)

Take one of these:                                    

  • BVOT 532  Elementary Hebrew  (3 sh)  or  
  • BVNT 531  Elementary Greek   (3 sh)  

And all of these

  • BVG 621 Interpreting the Biblical Text 
  • BVOT course O.T. Biblical Book Study (3 sh)
  • BVNT course N.T. Biblical Book Study (3 sh)

*Students could substitute the Biblical languages track

MAOL Courses

OLS Core Courses (15 sh)

  • OLS 510 Leadership & Management for Common Good (3 sh) 
  • OLS 520 Introduction to Leadership Studies (3 sh)  
  • OLS 530 Organizational Behavior (3 sh) 
  • OLS 540 Managerial Finance & Accounting I  (3 sh)
  • OLS 560 Leadership Seminar (3 sh)        

Required Electives for Dual MDiv & MAOL (12 sh)

CTT 546 Justice, Peace & the Biblical Story  (3 sh) 

MOL 620 Transformative Leadership in a Dynamic Context (3 sh)

CTE 702  Christian Ethics  (3 sh)   

CM 631 Churches & Social Transformation (3 sh)

Electives  (12 sh)

Choose courses that work toward your capstone

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