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The purpose of the Master of Divinity (MDIV) degree program is to prepare men and women for effective ministry as pastors, evangelists, missionaries, chaplains, counselors, or other ministries. The student is seen as an active learner who is growing while developing his or her own unique gifts and style for ministry.

The MDIV program is structured to give each student a balanced exposure to theological studies in three years. The program also provides students the flexibility to enroll in a reduced course load. A faculty adviser assists the student in selecting the courses most appropriate to the individual’s stage of development, interests, and emerging goals in ministry.

Degree Requirements (80 credits total)

Biblical Studies (21 hours)

BH 501 Biblical Hermeneutics (3 hrs)

NT 501 Pentecostal Explorations of the New Testament 3 hrs)

OT 501 Pentecostal Explorations of the Old Testament (3 hrs)

Greek or Hebrew is required (6 hrs)

Two Biblical Study Electives with Greek and/or Hebrew Exegesis (6 hrs)

Historical and Theological Studies Core (18 hours)

HT 607 Historical Theology (3 hrs)

HS/HT 643 History and Theology of Wesleyan Holiness Pentecostal Movements (3 hrs)

TS 606 Introduction to Christian Doctrine (3 hrs)

TS 607 Pentecostal Spirituality-Theology (3 hrs)

TS 630 Theology of the Holy Spirit or TS 641 Doctrine of Holiness (3 hrs)

HS 650 - Church of God History & Polity (3 hrs)

Studies in the Life and Ministry of the Church (12 hrs)

CF 701 Foundations for Christian Formation or CF 722 The Disciple Making Pastor (3 hrs)

ML 701 Ministry of the Word or ML702 Expository Preaching (3 hrs)

ML 720 Pastoral Ministries or CO 701 Counseling Skills (3 hrs)

WM 701 Foundations for World Mission and Evangelism or ML/WM 760 Foundations for Wholistic Mission (3 hrs)

Personal Formation for Ministry (12-20 hours)

SA 801 - Pentecostal Foundations for Christian Ministry and Study (3 hrs)

SA 802 - Community of Faith 1 (Spiritual Disciplines)

SA 803 - Community of Faith 2 (Calling and Vocation)

SA 804 - Community of Faith 3 (Ethics)

SA 805 - Community of Faith 4 (Leadership)

MDIV Capstone (2 hrs)

SA 820-821 Ministerial Internship (3-6 hrs)

Care Practicum (2 hrs)

Concentration (18 hrs)


Biblical Studies
Theological Studies
Congregational Care
Discipleship and Ministry Leadership
Global Pentecostalism & Mission


For Admissions information contact Lee Seals, Admissions Director. You may also Apply Now
Complete degree program details and course descriptions are available in the PTS Academic Catalog.
900 Walker St. NE - Cleveland, TN 37311 - (800) 228-9126


Dr. J. Ayodeji Adewuya & Dr. Dan Tomberlin
Program Chairs

Due to the size of the MDIV Program, it has two program chairs. Students should consult Populi to see which of the following are their assigned advisors:

For more information please contact:

Dr. J. Ayodeji Adewuya, Program Chair


Dr. Dan Tomberlin, Program Chair





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