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About the BA in Biblical Studies + MDiv Degree

Why Study Biblical Studies + MDiv at Cedarville?

Have you sensed God’s call to ministry? Are you passionate about sharing the Gospel before it's too late? Would you like to complete your training as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible?

Cedarville's accelerated BA in biblical studies and residential MDiv offers you an affordable, five-year pathway to ministry, delivered on a campus wholly committed to biblical authority, to the Great Commission, and to equipping the next generation of leaders for the local church.

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What Sets Cedarville Apart?

Program Overview

Program Highlights

Comprehensive University — Study on a vibrant Christian university campus with all the benefits of daily chapels, residence life, student organizations, leadership training, NCAA Division II athletics, global ministry opportunities, and on-campus discipleship.

Ministry Experience — Effective ministry takes far more than head knowledge. You’ll need a pure heart and skilled hands. Mentoring, guided weekend ministries, and internships are built into the program to assure you are equipped holistically to fulfill your high calling.

Reduced Costs: Five Years, Two Degrees — From start to finish, this highly focused, accelerated degree takes just five years. You’ll earn both your BA in biblical studies and your Master of Divinity, reducing your time in school from seven years to five, avoiding duplicated courses, and saving thousands in college costs. Additionally, Cedarville’s generous financial aid is available during your undergraduate years.

Customizable — Choose from eight tracks to customize your MDiv to your future ministry goals:

  • Academic Ministry
  • Biblical Apologetics
  • Biblical Care and Counseling
  • Missions
  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Women's Ministry
  • Worship and Theology
  • Youth and Family Ministry
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What Can I Do With a Degree in Biblical Studies + MDiv?

As a graduate of Cedarville's Accelerated BA + MDiv program, you will be prepared for the following ministry roles:

  • Associate Pastor
  • Bible teacher
  • Camp Director
  • Christian Education Director
  • Church Planter
  • Missionary
  • Pastoral Counselor
  • Philosopher
  • Senior Pastor
  • Women’s Ministry Director
  • Writer
  • Youth Pastor

Graduate schools, professional schools, and seminaries welcome our graduates.

Accelerated M.Div gets your degree faster for less.

Quicker, More Affordable Path to Ministry
Cedarville's Accelerated BA+MDiv allows you to begin your ministry sooner, without a lot of added time or expense.

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Accelerated BA+MDiv

Learn about Cedarville's Accelerated BA+MDiv program and its five-year path to ministry.

Opportunities to Learn Outside the Classroom

As you’re pursuing an Accelerated BA + MDiv degree, your coursework will be complemented by the following cocurricular opportunities.

Ministries — Apply what you’re learning in chapel and in the classroom as you serve through local church ministries and community outreach teams. Your faith will grow as you help meet the physical and spiritual needs of those you serve.

Global Outreach (GO) — Use one of your spring or summer breaks to go on a short-term missions trip, sharing the Gospel either in the U.S. or abroad. We encourage EVERY student to take at least one GO trip!

Discipleship Ministries offer small discipleship groups (called “d-groups”) that meet regularly for prayer, accountability, encouragement, and Bible study. Serve as small-group leader or be a member of the Discipleship Council (DC), which helps administer d-groups. Both are great ways to hone your leadership skills while encouraging spiritual growth on campus.

Student Organizations — Cedarville offers many ministry and service organizations that help develop character and ministry skills. Many Bible faculty members serve as advisers for these organizations, and students are encouraged to take full advantage of them. The School of Biblical and Theological Studies sponsors:

  • Chi Delta Nu, an organization that provides encouragement to students entering youth ministry through prayer, fellowship, and service.
  • Alpha Sigma, an organization devoted to promoting critical thinking through philosophical and theological inquiry into issues central to the biblical worldview and contemporary culture.

Internships — When you are ready to move into full-time ministry, there is no substitute for hands-on experience. An internship is the best way to gain valuable experience and build relationships. Students from the School of Biblical and Theological Studies have completed internships with:

  • Athletes in Action
  • Echoing Hills Village
  • Far Hills Community Church
  • Phoenix Fellowship Baptist Church - Durban, South Africa
  • Kids Alive International - Dominican Republic
  • Living Waters Bible Camp
  • Scioto Hills Camp and Retreat Center
  • TEAM (The Evangelical Alliance Mission) - Antalya, Turkey

Costs and Financial Aid

Your undergraduate portion of your degree will be covered with block tuition and include financial aid. Your decision to pursue quality, Christian graduate education represents a valuable investment in your career and professional development. To assure your degree is also affordable, Cedarville graduate programs are competitively priced and can be supplemented with a variety of financial aid.

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Program Curriculum

The accelerated BA+MDiv includes four classes in each of the following areas: Old Testament, New Testament, and Christian Theology, which provide the necessary biblical and theological foundation upon which more than 30 hours of practical ministry courses are built. Students will also learn to read and study the Bible in the original languages of Hebrew and Greek.

Sample courses:

  • Text-Driven Preaching
  • Exegesis to Exposition

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Program Start Dates

You can enroll and begin classes in August or January.

Program Format and Related Programs

Cedarville offers both graduate and undergraduate programs, with flexible completion options. You may also want to consider these related programs as you consider the degree or program that is a best fit for you.

Program Level and Format

  • Undergraduate
  • Residential
  • 5-Year with MDiv
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Program Faculty

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Trent Rogers, PhD

Dean of SBTS, Assistant Professor of NT and Greek


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Jason Lee, PhD

Professor of Theological Studies, Director of Center for Biblical Integration


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Randy McKinion, PhD

Professor of Old Testament


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