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Need some advice

Discussion in 'Baptist Colleges & Seminaries' started by broken4u, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. broken4u

    broken4u New Member

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    If I already have a B.S in Religion and a M.A.R. in Pastoral Ministry would, it be best to further my education with an M.Div. or a D.Min. I would like to pursue chaplaincy within the federal prison system. I know that the endorsing agency say that you should have an M.Div. However, I was wondering if I completed a D.Min if this would be acceptable. Does anyone have any advice on which direction would be best to go?
     
  2. Allelujah77

    Allelujah77 New Member

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    Hey my pastor is going to be going into the chaplaincy in the Army and I believe he went for his M.Div. I could ask him if the D.Min would work if you want. I would say going with what your agency would prefer but another option would be to ask them if it would be acceptable as well.
     
  3. reverist

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    If you had a DMin, this should be fine for chaplaincy. However, in order to get into DMin programs, you either have to have an MDiv or its equivalent, where its equivalent is usually a minimum of 72 credit hours scattered across church history, OT and NT, theology, languages, etc. You'd want to get specifics from a potential DMin program to know for sure.

    Also, most MARs are around 45 credits (though some are as high as 60 now, so I don't know your situation for sure), so be prepared to do some extra work even if you don't decide to get the MDiv. :)
     
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