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Master of Divinity (Residential)

Exegetical Studies, M.Div.

The Exegetical Studies concentration is especially appropriate for those students who desire advanced biblical language training in accordance with their personal giftedness and with the needs of their particular ministry.

The Masters of Divinity in Exegetical Studies program develops your skill in Biblical Exegesis. Advanced courses in Biblical Greek language, Biblical Hebrew, and research are required for the exegetical studies. This exegetical degree prepares you for a life of preaching and teaching God’s word whether in the church or in higher education. Graduates are ready for careers in a teaching ministry, Bible translation, or on track to becoming a professor. (M.Div. Core plus 12 credit hours.)

The MDiv degree program provides an optimal curriculum in graduate theological study to prepare men and women for various ministry roles. The three-year program requires 75 hours of study. There are eight concentrations: General Studies, Pastoral Studies, Pastoral Counseling, Christian Ministry, Exegetical Studies, Intercultural Studies, Women’s Leadership, and Chaplaincy Studies. Advanced Standing credit may be obtained for up to 18 credit hours of the MDiv degree and 36 credit hours may be transferred from an accredited institution. The combination of Advanced Standing and Transfer Credit is limited to 36 credit hours.

Master of Divinity in Exegetical Studies from Grace prepares you with Biblical Greek & Biblical Hebrew as they earn their exegetical degree.

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 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

The careful study and faithful teaching of God’s Word

  • 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)
Master of Divinity in Exegetical Studies from Grace prepares you with Biblical Greek & Biblical Hebrew as they earn their exegetical degree.

I have seen an incredible improvement in my own spiritual formation and in my ability to help others. Just this year I have been able to attend spiritually uplifting and challenging conferences and interact with pastors who have been in the ministry for years. I believe that this program has positively prepared me for a future career in ministry.


Master of Divinity - 2020

Curriculum Examples

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: 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

  • 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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