In the revised MDiv Degree, Phases I and III for UMC students are the same as they are for students of other denominations.*  Phase II might look like this with a total of 47 hours:

Area Specific Courses:  

Bible Historical & Denominational
(6 hrs)
Theology & Ethics
(9 hrs)
Practical Theology (15 hrs)
Broadening Vital Conversations
(6 hrs)
Year in Ministry
(4 hrs)
Assessment Course
(1 hr)
Hebrew  Bible              
 UMC Polity
 UMC Doctrine
Preaching Immersion Course
 New Testament               
 UMC History
 Constructive Worship Interreligious Understanding

Ethics Care
      Leadership/admin course



*Additional required courses must be taken by clergy candidates for deacon's or elder's orders under care of the Board of Ordained Ministry in Arkansas. 


Students should work with their adviser and the Director of United Methodist Denominational Formation in order to assure that they enroll in the courses they need.

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