DEGREE PROGRAMS

Master of Theological Studies (MTS)

The Master of Theological Studies (MTS) equips pastors and church planters for the full range of local church ministry: preaching and teaching, cultural exegesis, evangelism, discipleship, counseling, administration, leadership development, and church planting. The program consists of 9 core courses (27 credit hours) with 3 elective courses (9 credit hours) and optional concentrations in Applied Theology, Urban Ministry, or Christ Centered Preaching (12 additional hours). The degree may be completed in 2 years of study.

Bachelor of Divinity (BDiv)

In accordance with the core vales of accessibility to persons of all socio-economic levels and flexibility for people from various backgrounds, Grimké offers a Bachelor of Divinity degree for qualifying students. Eligible applicants are men who have a high school diploma or GED, but who lack a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized institution of higher learning. The BDiv program is identical in curriculum and requirements to the MTS with a concentration. BDiv students will take 9 core courses (27 credit hours) and choose 7 electives (21 credit hours).

Core Courses

BIBL 610: Old Testament Survey
BIBL 620: New Testament Survey
BIBL 630: Hermeneutics & Exposition
PMIN 610: Evangelism & Discipleship
PMIN 630: Pastoral Leadership
LANG 610: Intro to Biblical Greek
CHIS 600: Church History Survey
THEO 610: Theology I
THEO 620: Theology II

Electives

PLNT 710: Planting in Post-Christian Contexts
PLNT 720: Sustainable Church Planting
PLNT 730: Missiology and Planting
PLNT 740: Stages of Church Growth
URMN 710: Urban Missiology
URMN 720: Urban Anthropology
URMN 730: Preaching in Urban Contexts
URMN 740: Urban Apologetics
PMIN 710: Christ-Centered Preaching
PMIN 720: Biblical Counseling
PMIN 730: Developing Leaders
PMIN 740: Contemporary Theological Issues
PRCH 710: Preaching Practicum
PRCH 720: History of Christ Centered Preaching
PRCH 730: Contemporary Issues in Preaching
PRCH 740: The Theology of Preaching
ELEC 710: Biblical Counseling Practicum
ELEC 720: Spiritual Formation

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Master of Theological Studies 

Total Credit Requirement: 36 credit hours
Core Course Requirement: 27 credit hours
Elective Course Requirement: 9 credit hours

Master of Theological Studies with a Concentration in Applied Theology

Total Credit Requirement: 48 credit hours
Core Course Requirement: 27 credit hours
Elective Course Requirement: 21 credit hours

Master of Theological Studies with a Concentration in Urban Ministry

Total Credit Requirement: 48 credit hours
Core Course Requirement: 27 credit hours

*Concentration Course Requirement: 12 credit hours
Elective Course Requirement: 9 credit hours

*The following courses can be counted towards the Urban Ministry Concentration
Course Requirements: URMN 710, URMN 720, URMN 730, URMN 740)

Master of Theological Studies with a Concentration in Christ-Centered Preaching

Total Credit Requirement: 48 credit hours
Core Course Requirement: 27 credit hours

*Concentration Course Requirement: 12 credit hours Elective Course Requirement: 9 credit hours

*The following courses can be counted towards the Christ-Centered Preaching Concentration Course Requirements: PMIN 710, PRCH 710, PRCH 720, PRCH 730, PRCH 740, URMN 730

Bachelor of Divinity

Total Credit Requirement: 48 credit hours
Core Course Requirement: 27 credit hours
Elective Course Requirement: 21 credit hours