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MASTER OF DIVINITY (M.DIV.)


The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) with a cognate in Pastoral Ministries is a program specifically designed to prepare students for professional Christian ministry in the local church and parachurch settings, serving in a pastorate position. Course materials provide a study of biblical leadership principles and strategies, along with intensive study in the Scriptures and essential truths of the Christian faith. Throughout the course, an emphasis is placed on understanding and utilizing the core values, knowledge and skills needed to effectively serve in a variety of ministry-based roles.

Who is our Master of Divinity major designed for?

  • Anyone with a shepherd’s heart desiring to serve a church, ministry, or small group,
  • Anyone desiring to serve the church as an elder or deacon.

What Will A Master of Divinity Graduate Be Equipped To Do?

  • Will know how to prepare and preach a sermon,
  • Will know how to teach the Bible,
  • Will have basic skills in pastoral and church administration,
  • Will know basic Biblical counseling,
  • Will know the attributes, attitudes, and actions of a maturing Christian,
  • Will know how to marry, bury, and baptize.

Admission Requirements

  • Demonstrated commitment to some form of ordained or lay ministry
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 in a bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited college or university prior to the intended date of enrollment 

Students must complete the minimum number of courses indicated in each category. Each Master degree program requires ten courses (30 credits), plus a Thesis (6 credits) for a total of 36 credits. (All graduate courses offer three credits.)

Pre-requisite: Bachelor of Arts degree

Old Testament (OT 501 REQUIRED) ......................................................... 2 courses
New Testament .................................................................................. .2 courses
Theology (TH 511 REQUIRED) ................................................................. 2 courses
Pastoral Ministries ................................................................................ 2 courses
Electives (CE 601 Required)..................................................................... 2 courses

ADDITIONAL DEGREE REQUIREMENT

Masters Thesis
Minimum of 75 typewritten pages; a popular writing style is permitted for the thesis.

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