The M.Div. DL Course Plan Model 

Students in the M.Div. DL program take a combination of online and on-campus intensive courses on a part-time basis during the first four years.

First Year      
Term Course Num. Course Title Format Credits
Fall SG 0701 Scripture and Its Witnesses I Online 1.0
Fall SG 0401 Thinking Theologically and Confessing Publicly Online 1.0
J-Term SG 0601 Learning Leader I Intensive 0.0
J-Term SG 0405 Leading Christian Communities in Mission (Part 1) Intensive 0.5
J-Term Elective Elective Intensive 0.5
Spring SG 0702 Scripture and Its Witnesses II Online 1.0
Spring SG 0405 Leading Christian Communities in Mission (Part 2) Online 0.5
Spring SG 0601 Learning Leader I Online 0.5
Summer ST 0415 Triune God and the World - God the Creator Intensive 1.0
         
Second Year       
Fall SG 0301 Reform and Expansion of Christianity Online 1.0
Fall LG 0220 New Testament Greek Online 1.0
J-Term Elective Elective Intensive  1.0
Spring NT 0220 Biblical Exegesis for Ministry Online 1.0
Spring HT 0810 Lutheran Confessional Writings: History and Theology (or polity option) Online 1.0
Summer CG 0525 Congregational and Community Care Intensive 1.0
         
Third Year      
Fall PR 0510 Preaching Online 1.0
Fall Elective Elective Online 1.0
J-Term HC 0315 or 0330 Early Medieval or Modern Church Intensive 1.0
Spring Elective Elective Online 1.0
Spring FE 0500-509 Clinical Pastoral Education (non-residential)   1.0
Summer WO 0515 Public Worship Intensive 1.0
Summer Elective Elective Intensive 1.0
         
Fourth Year      
Fall LG 0110 Biblical Hebrew Online 1.0
Fall Elective Elective Online 1.0
J-Term Elective Elective Intensive 1.0
Spring FE 0200 Internship Orientation Online 0.0
Spring OT 0110  Biblical Exegesis for Ministry (or elective if NT 0220 completed) Online  1.0
Spring Elective Elective Online 1.0
Summer Elective Elective Intensive 1.0
Summer Elective Elective Intensive 1.0
         
Fifth Year      
Fall IN 0500-0565 Internship (Fall)    1.0
Fall Elective Elective  Online  1.0 
J-Term  Elective Elective  Online 0.5 
Spring  IN 0500-0565 Internship (Spring)    1.0 
Spring  SG 0602 Vocational Formation - Learning Leader II Online  0.5 
         
Total Number of Residential Courses Required   10.0
Total Number of Courses for the Master of Divinity   30.0

 

INTERNSHIP OPTIONS

Students have various options for completing the internship requirement for the M.Div. degree. The Contextual Learning team, in consultation with the M.Div. DL student and his/her synod of candidacy, will determine the best fit for internship. Most students either complete a concurrent internship (a part-time internship over two years while also taking classes) or a full-time one year internship starting in year five.

Non-credit requirements

  • Background Check
  • Boundaries Workshop
  • Dismantling Racism Workshop