Master of Divinity Concentrations

Each candidate for the Master of Divinity must complete the entire theological studies core and required concentration hours. Students may choose either the Ministry Leadership concentration or the Sports Ministry concentration. Master of Divinity students will be placed in the Ministry Leadership concentration at time of enrollment unless they declare on their application their intent to enroll in the Sports Ministry concentration. Students seeking to switch from one concentration to the other must submit a petition to the Director of Academic Services.


Ministry Leadership

Requirements for a Concentration in Ministry Leadership (Master of Divinity - Theology)

Students may choose 15 credit hours from the following course prefixes:15
Total Hours15

Sports Ministry

Requirements for a Concentration in Sports Ministry (Master of Divinity - Theology)

PTSM 7320Theology and Philosophy of Sports Ministry3
PTSM 7333Integration of Faith and Sports3
PTSM 7354Theological Ethics of Chaplaincy3
PTSM 7366Soul Care in Sports3
Elective or WSLY 7330 13
Total Hours15

Students seeking ordination in the Wesleyan tradition are required to take WSLY 7330 as one of their electives.

Emphasis - 

Truett offers numerous specialized courses from a variety of ministry areas. Students may pursue an emphasis in these particular areas:

  • Biblical Studies and Languages
  • Chaplaincy
  • Family Ministries
  • Music Leadership in Worship
  • Preaching
  • Spiritual Formation and Discipleship
  • Theology, Ecology, and Food Justice
  • World Christianity and Witness

While these are not formal degree concentrations, they offer students an opportunity to curate their degree towards their ministry context. Course recs for each emphasis are available in the office of Academic Services, Program Directors, or Truett Faculty.