Missions, Church Planting, and Evangelism Degrees at NOBTS

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Master of Divinity with Specialization in Missions

This degree is designed to prepare students to serve in a variety of positions in missions agencies.

Master of Divinity with Specialization in Church Planting, North American Concentration

This degree is designed for implementation in cooperation with the North American Mission Board and with other SBC seminaries offering the same degree.


Master of Divinity with Specialization in Church Planting, International Concentration

This degree is designed for implementation in cooperation with the International Mission Board and with other SBC seminaries offering the same degree. The degree includes 20 field-based hours. The exact delivery system employed will be determined by the location of the field assignment.

Master of Divinity with Specialization in Urban Missions

This degree is designed to prepare students to serve as a pastor, church planter, church staff member, or missionary in an urban environment. This degree is applicable to those interested in international or North American ministry settings.


Master of Arts in Missiology

This degree is designed to prepare students to serve in a variety of positions in missions agencies. The degree plan can be applicable to those presently engaged in mission work or to those who are preparing for mission service.


Master of Arts (Cross-Cultural Studies)

This degree is designed for implementation in cooperation with the International Mission Board's Macedonia Project. Students in this degree must be a part of this program. Students begin their degree program at orientation and take courses while on the field. The degree is finished during the student's first stateside assignment.


Graduate Certificates

NOBTS offers three graduate level certificates in missions. The two Graduate Certificates in Foundations for Missions Service: Career Service (Basic and Advanced) is designed to satisfy the International Mission Board's seminary education requirement for apprentice and career missionaries. Both of these certificates are available in a completely online format to meet the needs of SBC missionaries who are already on the field. The Graduate Certificate in Missions is designed to provide a basic graduate-level education focused on missions.


Doctor of Ministry

Specializations are offered in Evangelistic Church Growth, Cross-Cultural Missions, Church Planting, Community Ministry and Missions, and in Leadership/Administration - visit the Doctor of Ministry website for more details.

Doctor of Philosophy

Majors are offered in Missions, Evangelism, and Great Commission Studies - visit the Doctor of Philosophy website for more details.