Master of Divinity (MDiv)

Master of Divinity (MDiv)

The Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree program thoroughly equips aspiring pastors and teachers for gospel-centered ministry within a post-Christian context. It is for those aspiring to leadership roles, such as pastoral ministry, chaplaincy, teaching, and missions. It presents you with other open doors as well, serving to meet ordination requirements for some Christian denominations, while also meeting admission qualifications for doctoral programs that focus on ministry or theology.



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What Sets Our MDiv Degree Apart?

  • An emphasis on gospel-centrality and biblical theology, and how they shape your approach to ministry
  • Train to do ministy in a post-Christian context
  • Develop your own theological position directly from the Bible, rather than adopting an institutional doctrinal position
  • Mentorship by theologians who are also experienced ministry practitioners
  • Visit the Holy Land on faculty-led study tours for elective credit

When the gospel transforms us, it launches us into our mission of bearing witness to the lordship of Christ.

Stephen Stallard

Stephen Stallard, PhD
Director, Master of Divinity



Course List

Foundational Studies: 10 credits
BT501 Hermeneutics 2
BT502 Understanding Biblical Theology 2
CS501 Learning to Love God and Others 2
CS502 Growing in Prayer and Other Key Spiritual Disciplines 2
MF501 Introduction to Theological Study and Ministry Formation 2
Biblical Studies: 28 credits
BL501 Interpreting Genesis to Song of Solomon 4
BL502 Interpreting the Prophets and Gospel 4
BL503 Interpreting Acts to Revelation 4
NT521 Greek Grammar 3
NT522 Greek Reading and Syntax 3
NT523 Greek Syntax and Reading 2
OT521 Hebrew Grammar 3
OT522 Hebrew Grammar and Reading Narrative Texts 3
OT523 Hebrew Syntax and Reading 2
Theological Studies: 18 credits
CH501 Wisdom from Church History 4
TH501 Knowing the Living God: Theology I 4
TH502 Glorifying the Word of Life: Theology II 4
TH503 Living as the Community of the Spirit: Theology III 4
TH504 Integrating Ministry and Theology 2
Ministerial Studies: 18 credits
ML501 Theology and Practice of Gospel-Centered Ministry 2
ML502 -or- Transformational Leadership 2
WL504 Women in Leadership 2
ML503 Nurturing Faithful Disciples 2
ML504 Taking the Gospel to Diverse Cultures 2
ML505 Applied Pastoral Counseling: Caring for People in a Broken World 2
ML506 Ministerial Ethics 2
ML507 Gospel Responses to Contemporary Challenges 2
ML508 Preaching Gospel-Centered Messages 2
MF531 Ministry Leadership Formation Lab I 1
MF532 Ministry Leadership Formation Lab II 1
MF533-34 Ministry Leadership Formation Lab III - IV (P/F graded, lab fee; as needed) 0
Open Electives: 8 credits

Specialize Your Ministry Studies

Increase the relevance of your training by tailoring it to your ministry context. Work with your academic advisor to develop a concentration in a given area of specialization. Specialized areas of study include (but are not limited to):

  • Bible
  • Chaplaincy
  • Church and Culture
  • Church History
  • Church Planting
  • Christian Spirituality
  • Coaching
  • Educational Ministry
  • Evangelism
  • Family Ministry
  • Global Leadership
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Pastoral Care
  • Women's Transformational Leadership
  • Worship
  • Youth Ministry

Accessible Scheduling

Whether you hope to enroll at a part-time or full-time pace, on-campus or online, we provide many pathways to accomplish your ministry training goals while you continue to focus on the people, priorities, and places which God has already put in front of you.

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Theological Education That Keeps Debt Down

Ministry work can bring limited financial reward. That's why we encourage wise financial stewardship as you pay for school. It might surprise you to learn that a minority of our students utilize loans, with most choosing instead to pay out of pocket, with scholarships, or via a monthly payment plan. Look into your options for financial aid.

MDiv Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • A completed application for admission and all admissions materials

If you do not have a bachelor's degree or do not meet one of the requirements above, contact an Admissions Counselor to explore alternative MDiv admission requirements.

Transformation Stories

Meet our students and alumni, and hear how gospel-centered education is transforming lives and ministries around the world.