Master of Divinity

MDiv Requirements

Total Hours: 110


Language Studies


Exegetical theology


Systematic theology


Pastoral theology


Church History





The Master of Divinity Program is a 110-hour program designed to be completed in residence or via a hybrid academic model, with at least 30 hours of live (in-person or online) teaching, in a minimum of three years.

Exegetical, Systematic, Historical, Practical and Language courses are emphasized to provide the best preparation for men entering the ministry.

  • 110 Hours of coursework
  • Completion of 200 hours of supervised internship per academic year in a local church
  • Payment of all fees and tuition required in the program
  • Since IRBS believes in male leadership in the church, the MDiv program will be limited to admitting men only.
  • Placement exams are available for those who have taken Hebrew and/or Greek at another educational institution. Placement exams are intended to determine a student’s language skill and establish the appropriate course level for their demonstrated ability. The student’s grade on the exam will be used to decide his level of entry into the language program(s). Please speak to your admissions counselor for more details about taking one of these exams. A failing grade requires entry into Greek I or Hebrew I.
  • Exegetical, Systematic, and Practical Theology 600 and 700 level courses require demonstrated competency in Greek and Hebrew.
  • Systematic Theology courses should be completed in sequence, as much as class availability makes possible.
  • Students may request taking an Exegetical, Practical, or Systematic Theology 700 level course out of sequence. This request must be submitted in writing to the Academic Dean.
  • Please speak to your admissions counselor to inquire about transferring classes from another institution.

* Course Schedule is a general outline based on course availably.