Master of Divinity


The Master of Divinity degree is a 96 credit program that can be completed in 3 years and is designed to prepare you for a wide range of Christian ministry. It provides the solid foundation needed for ordination in pastoral ministry and it is excellent preparation for hospital or military chaplaincy, a cross-cultural ministry, youth ministry, or further graduate study and teaching.

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PRINCIPLES OF THE MASTER OF DIVINITY DEGREE INCLUDE:

CLASSICAL THEOLOGICAL DISCIPLINES
We affirm the substance of the M.Div. curriculum, in terms of the subject-matter of courses, in the critical study of scripture, tradition, and ministry; and consequently we reaffirm the organization of the curriculum into three areas:
  • Biblical Studies
  • Historical/Systematic Theology and Ethics
  • The Practice of Ministry

    PUBLIC THEOLOGY
    Public Theology address issues of the public life of the nation, and to cultivate in students and faculty an understanding of the cultural realities and structures within which the church lives and carries out its mission.

    SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES
    Spiritual Disciplines engage students around issues of personal and spiritual formation, and to cultivate, in students and faculty, the discernment of the working of the Holy Spirit in the lives of individuals.

    INTEGRATION
    Throughout the curriculum, care shall be taken to address questions of importance to ministry by bringing the theological disciplines together in common conversations and projects that have bearing on such questions.

    DIVERSITY
    Aims to assist students and faculty to understand cultures and traditions represented in the seminary community and, wherever possible, to use these cultures and traditions as pedagogical resources.

    LIFE-LONG LEARNING
    Enables students to acquire information literacy skills and other habits essential to being pro-active, life-long learners.

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