The College of Bible and Ministry and Harding School of Theology have launched a dual-degree program for undergraduate students combining their B.A. in Bible and ministry with a Master of Divinity. The program will make it possible for qualified students to earn a B.A. and M.Div. in six years.
“Traditionally, both degrees would require seven years, four on the B.A. and three more for the M.Div.,” said Jesse Robertson, associate professor of Bible and ministry. “This accelerated program allows the student to begin taking graduate courses that count toward their undergraduate degree during their senior year, saving them time on the total for both degrees.”
The dual-degree program provides students with a foundation for a lifetime of ministry through a focus on spiritual growth, research tools and methodology. During the first three years, students will take specific courses to prepare for graduate studies including both Greek and Hebrew. In the fourth year, students will take 24 hours of graduate courses that apply to both degrees, reducing the time to complete both degrees by up to two years.