The Black Church Studies Program at Louisville Seminary offers two tracks of study: a concentration in the Master of Divinity degree program or in the Master of Arts (Religion) degree program and a concentration in the Doctor of Ministry degree program.
Master of Divinity and Master of Arts (Religion) Concentration in Black Church Studies
The Black Church Studies concentration enables students enrolled in the Master of Divinity or Master of Arts (Religion) degree programs to take graduate level courses in history, theology, ethics, homiletics, Bible, pastoral care and counseling, and practical theology. Students can choose four elective courses and three weekend seminars from the Black Church Studies curriculum. Upon graduation, students will receive both the degree diploma and certificate in Black Church Studies.
Doctor of Ministry Concentration in Black Church Studies
Fulltime pastors with three years of post-MDiv experience, and experienced counselors, chaplains, denominational, and para-church officials are invited to apply for the Doctor of Ministry Degree Program at Louisville Seminary. The DMin. degree program offers tracks in Advanced Practice of Ministry, Pastoral Care and Counseling, Interim Ministry, and Black Church Studies. The new Doctor of Ministry with a Black Church Studies focus consists of four required seminars and three advanced professional (elective) seminars taken in Black Church Studies. Louisville Seminary will offer three courses that will fulfill this concentration during its January and June courses.