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 Baptist Theological 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.
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 interested in the MDiv (Fast Track) must apply to the traditional Master of Divinity degree and indicate in their application that they would like to be considered for the MDiv (Fast Track). Admission to the Fast Track program will be considered upon admission to the MDiv.
Substantial undergraduate preparation shall consist of the following subject areas and semester credit hours:
|Total credit hours
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)
|Biblical Hebrew I
|Biblical Hebrew II
|Biblical Greek I
|Biblical Greek II
|Christian Theology I
|Christian Theology II
|Dealing with Conflict
|Capstone Ministry I
|Capstone Ministry II
|Choose 13 credit hours from the following:
|History of Christianity
|Total credit hours for (MDiv) - FAST TRACK
* Plus 30 hours of prerequisites
**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.
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