Master of Divinity

Quick Facts

Degree: Master of Divinity
Completion time: 1.5 - 2 yrs
Credit hours: 72 credits


The Master of Divinity (M.Div) program at National Bible Institute is a rigorous and comprehensive degree program which embodies a quality and coherent course of study that prepares women and men to serve as faithful and knowledgeable servant-leaders in Christian ministries. If one feels called to grow in God's Word to carry out a life of ministry to nurture for and share the Scriptures with God’s people, then NBI's M.Div program is designed for you.


The curricula for all NBI academic programs are directly correlated with the overall purpose of the institution as outlined in the forthcoming Academic Catalog. The Master of Divinity (MDiv) is designed to be the foundation upon which one’s Biblical knowledge and leadership grows.

The defined set of courses, along with the elective coursework, provides students with advanced knowledge in theology in preparation for leadership in ministry.

Each program is tailored to refine the knowledge and skills of each student, and NBI faculty/staff are committed to preparing all students to serve as God’s called and faithful followers (Rv 17:14).

Course Curriculum

The MDiv course curriculum is divided into three trimesters, each with courses that are designed to build upon students’ knowledge of Spiritual truth. The curriculum is structured to actualize our institutional mission in the lives of our students, by equipping Christians from all nations with complete knowledge and understanding of God's Holy Scriptures.

NBI currently offers the following courses within five (5) core areas across the 18-month MDiv program; including Core Requirements (CR), Biblical Foundations: Building Blocks of Faith (TH), Intermediate Examination: Biblical Intermediates (IM), Leadership Examination: Biblical Mastery (BM), and Capstone Studies: Church Operation (CO).

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