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Master of Divinity (Online)

Exegetical Studies, M.Div. Online

With Grace Seminary’s MDiv online, you will be trained to meet today’s most prevalent ministry needs and build a bridge to meet the ministry needs of tomorrow. The Exegetical Studies concentration is a good fit for those students who desire advanced biblical language education.

What makes our MDiv online program different from other online offerings? With Grace Theological Seminary’s online MDiv, you will . . .

  • Receive instruction from the same highly acclaimed professors teaching our residential courses.
  • Engage in a dynamic, high-definition video and an easy-to-navigate learning platform.
  • Have the same affordable tuition as our MDiv residential program.
  • Have access to seven unique MDiv concentrations that will help match your studies to your current area of ministry or ministry interest.

The Masters of Divinity Online in Exegetical Studies program develops your skill in Biblical Exegesis. Advanced courses in Biblical Greek language, Biblical Hebrew, and Old and New Testament Research are required for the exegetical studies concentration. The exegetical degree prepares you for a lifetime of preaching and teaching God’s word, whether in the church or in higher education. Graduates of the program can go on to pursue teaching in a church, teaching in higher education, or going into Bible translation.

The MDiv online degree program provides an optimal curriculum in graduate theological studies to prepare men and women for various ministry roles. The three-year program requires 75 hours of study.

Ideal Fit

Students called to various forms of ministry that focus on the teaching and application of Scripture, whether within the local church or other ministry contexts.

The Exegetical Studies specialization for the MDiv online equips students to carefully study Scripture in its original context as a foundation to faithfully teach and preach the unchanging truths of the Bible within a wide range of contemporary contexts with the goal of life transformation.

Service Focused Detail Oriented Teaching Writing Preaching

Career Opportunities

Opportunities for you to employ the careful study and faithful teaching of God’s Word

Apply your MDiv in Exegetical Studies to any context where the careful study and faithful teaching of God’s Word is esteemed.

  • Lead Pastor
  • Pastor/Director of Discipleship
  • Bible Teacher (High School, Parachurch Ministries)
  • Content producer for a denomination, parachurch ministry, or publishing house
  • Editor for a publishing house
  • Professor (this degree can be a precursor to Ph.D studies)
Grace Seminary’s MDiv online will train you to meet today’s prevalent ministry needs. Learn about the 100% online exegetical studies MDiv.

Curriculum Examples

Spiritual Formation
Expository Preaching & Teaching
Advanced Hebrew Exegesis
Hebrew Exegesis II
Advanced Greek Exegesis
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Course Overview

This course investigates the biblical and personal foundations of spiritual growth known theologically as sanctification.

This course combines both theory and practice. It introduces a functional methodology of organizing and developing the elements of a sermon.

Further exegetical study of portions of the Old Testament including wisdom literature and poetry, designed to show theological, expository, and practical values

An exegetical study of selected portions of the Hebrew Old Testament in the original language designed to show its theological, expository, and practical values.

This course examines further the exegetical study of selected portions of the Greek New Testament

Entry Requirements

In order to be considered for enrollment in the Master of Divinity program at Grace Theological Seminary, you must fulfill certain admissions requirements:
  • A four-year bachelor‘s degree or its equivalent (for international students) from a recognized institution of higher learning. Graduates of Bible colleges, liberal arts colleges, and state colleges and universities are encouraged to apply.
  • A student who received his or her pre-seminary education at an institution that is not accredited or who achieved less than a 2.5 grade point average in pre-seminary education may be admitted on academic restriction.
  • Applicants without a bachelor’s degree who have completed some or no college may be admitted if they meet certain ministry and research/writing requirements. Please contact seminary admissions for more information; email: gtsrec@grace.edu or phone: 877.607.0012.

Admission Requirements

Grace Theological Seminary welcomes applications from all individuals who have a testimony of personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior

To be admitted as a Grace Theological Seminary student, you’re asked to provide:

  • Official transcripts from the school where you obtained your degree. (If you are currently working on your degree, you can submit an unofficial transcript for admission until term completion, at which time an official transcript is required. Transcripts should be sent to admissions@grace.edu.

  • A spiritual life reference

  • International applicant must provide a copy of TESOL test scores, and provide a financial certificate indicating sufficient funding for the program of study.

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