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Houston Baptist University

12 months
1575 USD/credit 47250 USD/year
1575 USD/credit 47250 USD/year
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The Divinity program at the Houston Baptist University is an integrated approach to Christian theological graduate education designed to prepare students for enhanced ministry in their churches. Accordingly, the degree program is highly focused personal formation and practical experience in ministry settings.


The Divinity program at the Houston Baptist University will focus on giving you the core skills needed to understand and apply the Bible in your particular cultural context. So, whether your specific classes focus on biblical, systematic or practical theology, our goal is to help you integrate these so that your ministry is holistic – faithful to God’s word and relevant to our culture.

Our 72-hour program is built upon study in core areas (Practical Theology, Biblical Studies, and Systematic Theology), but you have a large amount of electives within each of these areas as well as further general electives, which can be in one of the areas above or in our other MA program areas: biblical languages, apologetics, classics and philosophy.

Advantages and Opportunities

Our Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree program is shorter than most to make it easier and more cost effective for students, and we have filled the degree plan with electives to allow you to choose the classes that most interest you. We offer the majority of our classes in the evening, in classes that meet one night per week, so you can easily wrap your studies around your work commitments.

However, the idea and practice of discipleship drives the heart of the program. As many have noted before, faith is caught, not just taught, and this principle drives our MDiv. These are the aspects of our program that highlight this discipleship focus:

Spiritual Formation                             

Discipleship begins with your personal relationship with God and his body, the Church. In the first four semesters of the program, students will share life with faculty and other students while focusing on the classical spiritual disciplines of prayer, Bible study, community, etc. These courses are designed so that students will have a holistic spirituality that will inform and ground their ministry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Hermeneutics
  • History of Christianity
  • Systematic Theology
  • Old Testament Theology
  • Spiritual Formation 
  •  The Theology of the New Testament

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International students deadline for spring semester - October 1st.


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Show proof of sufficient English skills 
  • TOEFL, IELTS, SAT and/or ACT scores, OR 
  • Completion of two (2) classes of collegiate English taken in the United States 
  • Certificate of completion from Language Consultants International (ESL program) 
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent at an accredited institution of higher education whose instruction is conducted in English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    47250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1575 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    47250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1575 USD per credit during 12 months.

Tuition is $1575 per three-unit course

Living costs for Houston

1067 - 1950 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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