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Graduate Programs

Master of Divinity

IUS’s Master of Divinity program equips students to work in full-time professional ministry.
Course work encompasses in-depth study of essential topics giving students the understanding and skills paramount to ministry in today’s world.
Our program is comparable in content to those from brick and mortar universities —totaling 72 credit hours— yet can be accomplished conveniently at home in less time and at a fraction of the cost.
You will enjoy the diverse guidance of a variety of the most outstanding and respected scholars and curriculum authors in text-based, video, and power-point formats.

Doctor of Ministries

Completion of the Master of Divinity Program, here or elsewhere, qualifies students to most easily earn a Doctorate in Ministries.
The IUS Doctorate of Ministries Program allows students great flexibility among available online graduate programs.
The 56 credit-hour program consists of 22 required credits including a Doctorate Dissertation, plus 34 credits accomplished most expediently, affordably and conveniently!
Elective options include IUS electives courses which serve as electives for both MDiv and DMin programs.

Courses Listed as LINKS Are Currently Available

Courses NOT Listed as LINKS are Under Construction or Being Prescribed

Master of Divinity

TOTAL CREDITS FOR DEGREE COMPLETION: 72

• Accredited seminary course transfer― up to 28 credits, per compatibility
• Jerusalem Prophecy College course-work accepted.
• Non-accredited course or life experience‒ up to 18 credits.
Courses Difficulty Rating System― E= easy, C= comfortable, R= rigorous

Required Coursework― 44 Credits

Biblical Interpretation, Preaching
& Teaching― 7

• BIP501‒ Biblical Interpretation: Hermeneutics― R-4
• BIP503‒ Biblical Preaching in Practice― E-3

Theology and Church History― 7

• TCH501‒ Introduction to Eschatology― C-3
• TCH502‒ Introduction to Classic Christian Theology― E-4

Ethics and Leadership― 3

• EL501‒ Ministerial Leadership & Ethics― C-3

Apologetics and Evangelism―9

• AE501‒ Comparative Religious Systems 1― R-3
• AE502‒ Comparative Religious Systems 2― R-3
• AE503‒ Introduction to Christian Apologetics― C-3

Counseling and Transformation― 4

• CT501‒ Freedom in Christ― E-4

Ministry of the Holy Spirit― 3

• MHS501‒ Cessationism vs. Continuism― E-3

Biblical Knowledge― 8

BK501‒ Old Testament Panorama― E-4
BK502‒ Christian Origins & The New Testament― E-4

Degree Composition― 3

• IUS501‒ Masters Thesis― C-3

Doctor of Ministries

TOTAL CREDITS FOR DEGREE COMPLETION: 56

• Accredited DMin course transfer― 34 credits, per compatibility
• Jerusalem Prophecy College course-work accepted.
• Non-accredited course or life experience‒ accepted for MDiv.
Courses Difficulty Rating System― E= easy, C= comfortable, R= rigorous

Required Coursework― 22 credits

Biblical Interpretation, Preaching
& Teaching― 6

Select 2 BIP Electives― 6

Ethics and Leadership― 3

• EL601‒ Contemporary Christian Ethics― R-3

Counseling and Transformation― 4

• CT601‒ Deliverance Counseling Foundations― E-4

Theology and Church History― 6

Select 2 TCH Electives― 6

Degree Composition― 3

• IUS602‒ Doctoral Dissertation― R-3

Elective Coursework― 34 credits

• Students with MDiv’s from outside seminaries may take
MDiv Required Courses as electives for IUS DMin
• A DMin Practicum arranges a ministry internship for credit in an area of interest.
Select DMin electives from the general elective list.

Master of Divinity without BA

Ignite University and Seminary features a IUS BRIDGE PROGRAM for students who have not yet earned a BA but would like to earn a MDiv.
Similar programs are in place at institutions like Loyola University, Boston University, Penn State, Pepperdine and Johns Hopkins titled with terms such as Integrated, Accelerated, Dual or Combined with additional course requirements and some courses earning dual credit. Fast track for students with college credits or Associate Degree.

MDiv Elective Coursework
28 Credits for MDiv ― 34 Credits for DMin

• Required DMin Courses are also offered (*) as MDiv Electives

Biblical Interpretation, Preaching and Teaching

BIP502― New Testament Exegesis― R-3
• BIP504‒Expository Preaching― R-4
• BIP505‒ Jesus: Teaching Methods & Messages
• BIP506‒ Greek: An Overview― C-3
• BIP507‒ Old Testament Exegesis― R-4

Theology and Church History

• TCH503‒ Historic Premillennialism― R-4
• TCH504‒ The Women-in-Ministry Controversy― C-4
• TCH505‒ Overview of Church History― C-3
• TCH506‒ Jerusalem: The Contested City― C-3
• TCH507‒ God’s Sovereignty and Man’s Free Will― E-3
• TCH508‒ Catholicism Under the Hood for Protestants― E-3

Ethics and Leadership

• *EL601‒ Contemporary Biblical Ethics (DMin required)― R-4

Apologetics and Evangelism

• AE504‒ Defending The Faith With Confidence― E-4
• AE505‒ Practical Evangelism― E-3
• AE506‒ Archaeology and the Bible― E-2

Counseling and Transformation

• CT502‒ Redemption from Tyrannical Inner Roots― E-3
• *CT601‒ Deliverance Counseling Foundations (DMin required)― E-4

Ministry of the Holy Spirit

• We are delighted to offer up to 6 credits from The Dreamers Institute.
• MHS502‒ 15 Keys to Interpretation for Prophetic Dreamers― R-4
• MHS503‒ 88 Decoding Exercises for Prophetic Dreamers― C-2
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