Prepare for creative leadership, prayerful service, and redemptive engagement with contemporary challenges to Christian mission.
The Master of Divinity Is …
Creative: Explore fresh ways of communicating the unchanging gospel in a changing, diverse, technological world.
Grounded: Study alongside the very people you’ll encounter in your future congregations—professionals, stay-at-home parents, academics, artists, parachurch workers, and others.
Scriptural: Complete a minimum of 30 credits in biblical languages, theology, exegesis, and hermeneutics. Graduate confident in your ability to faithfully interpret Scripture.
Personal: Immerse yourself in a rich community where you will find mentorship and friendship and receive guidance as you discern your vocation.
Students who take this program typically …
- feel called to serve in the church or in a parachurch organization and want to be thoroughly equipped for their work;
- want to think creatively about how to pursue the mission of the church;
- are looking for ways to invigorate the traditions of the denominations they represent.
Your application must show us that you have the experience and the skills necessary to complete graduate-level academic work.
This usually means that you have completed a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of at least 2.8 (out of 4). However, we will consider your application if you are at least 28 years old and you can demonstrate that your life experience (including work and education) is equivalent to a university degree.
For documents and more information about the application process, visit our Admission Requirements page.
Minimum 3 years
8 years max
|The cost of tuition for the 2020–2021 academic year is $505 per credit hour.
The total tuition for the MDiv program is $45,450 (90 credit hours at $505 per credit hour).
For a breakdown of associated fees and costs of living, view our sample budget.
|You can take up to 30 credits of courses through Distance Education while you are completing the MDiv, but no more than 6 of those credits may be Foundational Core courses.
All students are required to take our Foundational Core courses in Scripture, theology, and history. These courses construct the theological framework that is essential for growing into a passionate, confident communicator of the faith. MDiv students also take a series of Additional Requirements. These classes provide the hands-on skills necessary for effective pastoral ministry, including biblical languages, pastoral care, and preaching. Six credits are devoted to an on-the-job practicum, under the mentorship of seasoned ministers. The combination of academic and applied classes aims at the transformation of the whole person, as students seek to be conformed to the image of Christ in their thinking and in their day-to-day life.
Finally, MDiv students have the option of choosing one of several concentrations, focusing their elective courses in a specific area. While MDiv students are not required to choose a concentration, those wanting to focus on a particular question or discipline can do so.