Gain the experience and depth of a university bachelor’s degree while progressing towards an M.Div. at one of our Baptist seminaries, saving OBU students time and money.
Hobbs College at Oklahoma Baptist University partners with select seminaries to provide advanced tracks from OBU Bachelor’s degrees to a Master of Divinity degree. Students can earn up to 25% of their MDiv degree through their Bachelor’s degrees at OBU, which equals up to 27 hours or one year of MDiv work.
Students who complete a BA in Biblical & Theological Studies, BA in Christian Ministry, BA in Cross-Cultural Ministry, or a BA in Global Marketplace Engagement degree from OBU will have advanced standing for MDiv degrees Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. BA degrees in Philosophy or Philosophy/Apologetics will have classes counted towards their MDiv as well in this partnership.
We are grateful to work with respected theological institutions that share OBU’s values of theological education that is biblically grounded, orthodox in its theology, and practical in ministry training. This means that students can begin to plan their theological education in their first semester at OBU towards their M.Div. at our Baptist seminaries. We are grateful for the partnership of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (Agreements with Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Gateway Seminary are forthcoming). Each partnership is unique, and so students will want to consult with their OBU advisor in Hobbs College to help determine which partnership best fits their ministry goals. For details, click the links below:
- OBU BA – MDiv Partnership (Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary)
- OBU BA – MDiv Partnership (Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary)
- OBU BA – MDiv Partnership (New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary)
- OBU BA – MDiv Partnership (Gateway Seminary)* Agreement forthcoming
- OBU BA – MDiv Partnership (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary)* Agreement forthcoming