Master of Divinity or its equivalent (see below) of 72 seminary or university graduate credit hours from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.00 is required. Additionally, an applicant must have:
- Current ministry involvement
- Previous ministry experience
- Statement of call to ministry
- Writing sample: a book review or a scholarly, graded paper written for a seminary course.
Qualified students with deficiencies up to nine hours may be admitted into the D.Min. program with deficiencies. Those with deficiencies exceeding nine hours may be accepted as non-program students until the deficiencies are reduced to nine hours with a cumulative 3.0 GPA. Deficiency courses must be taken prior to or concurrent with the D.Min. courses.
For the complete policy on D.Min. admission based on M.Div. equivalency, please see the Temple Baptist Seminary D.Min. Handbook.
Requirements to Pursue the Bible Exposition Concentration
This concentration requires an appropriate course selection background at the student’s prior Master’s level work. Six prerequisite areas are required (PIU course equivalencies given in parenthesis): (1) Hebrew Language or word studies (BLH601 or BSO601), (2) Greek language or word studies (BLG501 or BSN601), (3) one course in an OT Bible book (any BSO focused on a Bible book), (4) one course in a NT Bible book (any BSN focused on a Bible book), (5) Hermeneutics (BIN500), and (6) Homiletics (MIN520).