Planning Ahead for Internship

Prerequisites for Internship

Perkins School of Theology

In preparation for internship, Master of Divinity students will have completed a minimum of 40 term hours of course work, including but not limited to the following:
  • Two courses in required biblical studies (six hours)
  • The Church in Its Social Context (three hours)
  • Christian Heritage I and II (six hours)
  • Introduction to Theology (three hours)
  • Interpretation of the Christian Message (six hours)
  • Introduction to Preaching (three hours)
  • Introduction to Christian Worship (three hours)
  • Spiritual Formation (one hour)
United Methodist students, of whom six term hours in United Methodist history, doctrine, and polity are required by the Book of Discipline, are advised to take these courses prior to internship if possible. Students from other traditions are also advised to be familiar with their denomination's history, doctrine, and polity before doing internship. 

 

Master of Arts in Ministry students must have completed at least two semesters of seminary and 19 term hours of course work (at least 12 of those hours from Perkins), including but not limited to the following:
  • The Church in Its Social Context (three hours)
  • Introduction to Theology (three hours)
  • Two course in required biblical studies (six hours)
  • Spiritual Formation (one hour)
In addition to these requirements, students will have completed at least one of the foundational courses for their specialized degree track before beginning the internship.