Master of Divinity

The Master of Divinity degree is the historical standard in academic preparation for both vocational ministry and advanced theological study. We designed our program to develop essential biblical and theological competencies in leaders of congregations and other ministries. The Master of Divinity degree is also an attractive option if you are interested in building a foundation for more advanced study.

Program Details

The 94-credit program consists of:

  • 35 Bible credits including both the Greek and the Hebrew Language
  • 20 Theology credits
  • 13 Ministry Leadership credits
  • 15-17 credits of a specialization (listed below)
  • 9-11 credits of general electives

The program emphasizes the study and interpretation of Scripture in the original languages, broad theological knowledge and the development of essential ministry competencies. Most students will complete 8 credits of Ministry Residency as part of the specialization. This will be both practical and applicable ministry experience. 

The tuition for the Master of Divinity degree program is approximately $11,515 per year. Learn more about Costs and Aid.


Degree Outcomes

  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Youth Ministry
  • Mission Work
  • Church Planter
  • Bible Translator
  • Non-profit Ministry Leadership
  • Chaplaincy
  • Pastoral Counseling

Course Plan

Our program checklist breaks this program into modules and lists the courses required for each module. Depending on how many classes you want to take each semester, the average Master of Divinity student completes the program in 4-6 years. The average full-time student takes 12 credits per semester; the average part-time student takes six credits per semester.

The following document is a sample of  how you might arrange courses for the Master of Divinity degree program. We encourage you to arrange your course plan in a way that will fit your own desired course loads, interests and available dates and times.

Student Learning Objectives

  1. Conduct disciplined biblical interpretation and application with reference to the Greek and Hebrew texts.
  2. State a basic understanding of the primary elements of Christian theology.
  3. Demonstrate basic knowledge, values and competencies associated with spiritual, worldview and leadership formation.
  4. Demonstrate advanced knowledge in area of specialization.