Academics & Programs

Certificate in Baptist Studies

The Certificate in Baptist Studies is designed to serve the academic and formational requirements of those preparing for ministry – ordained and lay – in the Baptist tradition. Students in the M.Div. program interested in the Certificate in Baptist Studies should declare that interest to the Director of the Baptist House of Studies and the Office of Academic Formation and Programs, so that they may be assigned a Baptist faculty advisor.

Field Education

Field Education provides an opportunity for students to discern their vocational identity through contextual learning.

Two units of field education—either through full-time summer terms of 10 weeks or part-time academic terms (10-15 hours per week) of 30 weeks—are required for graduation in the Master of Divinity degree program.

Students may initiate placements themselves under the guidelines of the Office of Field Education or seek placement by that office.