The Master of Divinity degree, more commonly known as the M.Div., is the most respected and comprehensive degree for leadership within a church, para-church or faith-based non- profit organization. This degree combines a traditional classroom experience with supervised ministry experience outside of the classroom to prepare you to serve with theological conviction and practical leadership skills.
- Purposeful community of learners and leaders
- experienced and published faculty
- theologically diverse student body
- MFT and ministry students integrated in foundational courses
- Option to study in Israel each summer
- Option to attend the Hispanic Summer Program
- Diverse practicum opportunities
- Online courses available
- Fully accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
We have skilled graduates serving locally and abroad as lead pastors, executive pastors, student ministry pastors, military chaplains, fire and law enforcement chaplains, pastoral counselors and community developers. Our graduates plant churches in areas where churches are scarce, lead teams of people in unconventional and very creative ministries, and in general bring life transformation into areas with desperate need.
Brian Ross, D.Min.
Mark Baker, Ph.D.
Tim Geddert, Ph.D.
Lynn Jost, Ph.D.
Valerie Rempel, Ph.D.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited University
- Minimum GPA of 2.5
- Completion of FPBS application materials
Required Courses (90 Units)
|BIB-720||The Church and God's Mission in the World*||3|
|BIB-725||Biblical Interpretation I||3|
|HIST-712||History of Christianity||3|
|Cross-Cultural Encounter: Los Angeles*|
Cross-Cultural Encounter: San Francisco*
|Cross-Cultural Encounter: Fresno*|
Cross-Cultural Encounter: International*
Expanding The Base
Choose one set
|Elementary Greek I|
Elementary Greek I|
|Elementary Hebrew I|
Elementary Hebrew II
Students may petition to substitute biblical language requirements (9 units) with BIB-722 Biblical Language Tools (3) and 6 units of Bible content courses. Interested students should discuss this option with their faculty advisor.
|BIB-750||Biblical Theology I**||3|
|BIB-752||Biblical Theology II**||3|
Testing The Theory
|Intermediate Greek Exegesis|
Intermediate Hebrew Exegesis
|MIN-793A||Supervised Ministry Experience I *||1.5|
|MIN-793B||Supervised Ministry Experience II*||1.5|
|MIN-793C||Supervised Ministry Experience III*||1.5|
|HIST-716||Anabaptist Evangelical Story||3|
|Anabaptist Evangelical Confessions|
North American Religious History
|THEO-730||Discipleship and Ethics*||3|
Practicing The Theory
Preaching for Contemporary Listeners
|MIN-744||Pastoral Care and Counseling||3|
|PACS-700||Basic Institute in Conflict Management and Mediation||2|
|MIN-793D||Supervised Ministry Experience IV||1.5|
- New Testament or Old Testament Bible content courses (5-6 units)
- Practical studies (3 units)
- MFT course (1.5 units)
- Free electives (12.5-15.5 units)
* Must be FPU Biblical Seminary course.
** At least one biblical theology course must be an FPU Biblical Seminary course.