Master of Divinity
The Master of Divinity (MDiv) is the major program of the Seminary. It is designed to provide a well-rounded preparation for ordained ministry by:
- providing students with the foundational knowledge in all disciplines essential to the practice of ordained ministry; and
- enabling students to interpret that knowledge and apply it in a relevant way in the cultural contexts of their own ministries.
The MDiv is awarded upon the satisfactory completion of 84 credit hours over a minimum of three academic years and a maximum of ten academic years. Credit is distributed among required courses and elective courses.
Beginning fall 2017, students who have completed 18 hours in the M.Div. program will have the option of declaring up to 2 concentrations in that degree program, fulfilled through the completion of 12 elective hours in the following areas: biblical studies, church history, theology and social ethics, preaching and worship, pastoral care and counseling, and/or Christian education. Final transcripts will clearly indicate that M.Div. students who (i) declare a concentration in one of these areas and (ii) receive grades of "B-" or higher in each of their elective courses of concentration have fulfilled concentration requirements.