Masters Programs in Divinity

Compare 16 Masters Programs in Divinity

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A master’s degree is a graduate degree that helps students find a career in their area of study. A degree can be earned at universities all over the world, and it usually takes between two and four years to complete, depending on the program.

What is a Master in Divinity? This program is designed for students who want to minister in a church. Upon graduation, students should have a deep understanding of the church and its mission, be competent in Biblical Greek or Hebrew, and have a commitment to developing spiritual maturity in others as well as themselves. Core topics usually include theological, practical ministry, and biblical studies. Other courses may include Hermeneutics, Old and New Testament foundations, Pentecostal studies, Christian ethics, principles and practices of teaching, and research and report writing.

Individuals who pursue a divinity degree benefit by building professional skills to be able to lead a church and congregation. They also have the capacity to use theology principles to make independently formed judgments on modern issues in the community.

The costs associated with earning a divinity degree will vary from one place to another. The location of the school and duration of the program will factor into the cost. Students who want to know exactly what tuition and fees will be should contact the schools directly.

There are a number of career opportunities for individuals with a Master in Divinity. Prospects include being ministers, teachers, and leaders in a variety of pastoral contexts. Churches and temples are some options for employment, as are healthcare settings, nonprofit organizations, and institutional environments. Some graduates choose to be chaplains in prisons and hospitals, while others may choose to become professors.

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Master of Divinity Degree (MDiv)

Maitripa College
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2019 USA Portland + 1 more

Maitripa College offers a robust, 72 credit minimum, three-to-four year Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree under the direction of Yangsi Rinpoche. The MDiv is a professional degree focused on a Buddhist approach to cultivating intellectual, spiritual, and professional skills in order to work as an agent of positive change in the world. [+]

Maitripa College offers a robust, 72 credit minimum, three-to-four year Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree under the direction of Yangsi Rinpoche. The MDiv is a professional degree focused on a Buddhist approach to cultivating intellectual, spiritual, and professional skills in order to work as an agent of positive change in the world. Scholastic and contemplative training forms a stable foundation for skillfully enacting culturally- relevant wisdom and compassion. Candidates are prepared for a life of service and leadership in the non-profit sector and traditional chaplaincy roles within Buddhist, interfaith, or secular institutions and communities.

At the core of the degree curriculum are the three pillars of higher education at Maitripa – Scholarship, Meditation, and Community Service. The Master of Divinity degree is designed for students seeking a practical, in-depth, and critical understanding of Buddhist thought, with a strong emphasis on real-life application, both internally and in service to the community. The program couples meditative training and active service in community partnerships with a core philosophical curriculum designed to ground the student in Buddhist principles, logic, philosophical arguments, meditative techniques, and methodologies of the academic study of religion. The synthesis of this training and study informs personal and professional applications of Buddhist orientations to concepts of self and other, the wish to alleviate suffering, and interdependence at local and global levels.... [-]


Master of Divinity

The King's University
Campus Full time 78 hours September 2019 USA Southlake

The MDiv degree program seeks to: Prepare men and women for ministry within their own particular communities of faith and cultures; [+]

Program Objectives

The MDiv degree program seeks to:

Prepare men and women for ministry within their own particular communities of faith and cultures; Provide students with knowledge of Scripture and the tools and methods to interpret Scripture; Equip candidates with practical ministry skills in leadership, preaching, worship, teaching, care-giving, and administration. Assist students in developing a theology of ministry that is relevant to the context of their calling; Develop practical ministry skills through supervised ministry experiences; Encourage students to develop their unique spiritual gifts and to integrate these gifts into their theological studies and ministries. Learning Outcomes ... [-]

Master of Divinity

Trinity International University
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2019 USA Deerfield Dolton Davie Santa Ana + 3 more

All Christians are called to be ministers of the Gospel, but there are many different vocations in which a believer can answer that call. Our MDiv is designed to give comprehensive biblical, theological, cultural, and practical training to those desiring preparation for some form of Christian ministerial or academic leadership, all within the context of Trinity’s broadly evangelical ethos. [+]

All Christians are called to be ministers of the Gospel, but there are many different vocations in which a believer can answer that call.

Our MDiv is designed to give comprehensive biblical, theological, cultural, and practical training to those desiring preparation for some form of Christian ministerial or academic leadership, all within the context of Trinity’s broadly evangelical ethos.

Where can this degree take me?

The Master of Divinity is considered the standard professional degree for ordained pastoral ministry, as well as providing an excellent foundation for further academic work and many other unique ministry contexts. MDiv alumni have gone on to a wide variety of vocational pursuits, including pastors, denominational leaders, scholars, authors, community development leaders, and missionary workers in many different contexts locally, nationally, and globally. The MDiv is the prerequisite degree for Doctor of Ministry (DMin) programs and is the recommended graduate degree for those intending to pursue advanced theological study (usually at the ThM or Ph.D. levels).... [-]


Master of Divinity (Bible Exposition)

Columbia International University Online
Online Full time Part time September 2019 USA Columbia

The M.Div. (Bible Exposition) provides you with a comprehensive range of biblical-theological knowledge and practical skills for ministry leadership along with specialized skills to understand, apply, and communicate the Scriptures effectively on a regular basis in a local church context. [+]

At Columbia International University, Scripture informs every subject you study and will allow you to develop your own understanding of the word, an understanding that is firmly rooted in God's truth. Our 78-hour Master of Divinity allows you to complete your degree in three years, with a focus on the concentration of your choice. Plus, our competitive tuition rates makes CIU's M.Div. one of the most affordable in the Southeast. The M.Div. (Bible Exposition) provides you with a comprehensive range of biblical-theological knowledge and practical skills for ministry leadership along with specialized skills to understand, apply, and communicate the Scriptures effectively on a regular basis in a local church context. It prepares you for a ministry of proclaiming God’s Word as a senior or associate pastor.... [-]


Master of Divinity Standard

Criswell College
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Dallas

The goal of the Master of Divinity degree is to provide students with a biblical and theological foundation that can equip them to serve in any context of vocational ministry. [+]

The goal of the Master of Divinity degree is to provide students with a biblical and theological foundation that can equip them to serve in any context of vocational ministry. We strive to achieve this objective by ensuring that the curriculum provides students with the combined components of a Christian worldview as well as distinctly Baptist convictions. Specifically, then, students who graduate from this program will be prepared for activity in future venues such as the pastorate, chaplaincy, missions, or education.

Minimum Degree Requirements (90 Hours) Biblical Studies And Languages (39 Hours) BIB 501 Bible Introduction BIB 505 Biblical Hermeneutics GRK 501 Greek I GRK 502 Greek II HEB 501 Hebrew I HEB 502 Hebrew II NTS 501 New Testament Introduction I NTS 601 New Testament Introduction II OTS 501 Old Testament Introduction I OTS 601 Old Testament Introduction II ... [-]

Master of Divinity (MDiv)

International Leadership University - ILU
Campus Full time 3 years January 2019 Kenya Nairobi

The Master of Divinity degree is a three-year program designed specifically for those in or preparing for a lifetime of Christian ministry. [+]

Master of Divinity (MDiv)

The Master of Divinity degree is a three-year program designed specifically for those in or preparing for a lifetime of Christian ministry. Along with ministry skills, the program provides the necessary foundations in biblical languages, Bible and theology for advanced masters or doctoral degrees in Bible, theology or specific ministry studies. In keeping with the Church’s mandate to bring the Good News of redemptive transformation to the entire world, the program places emphasis on discipleship and multiplication of godly, competent leadership as the most effective means of fulfilling this mandate.

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Master of Divinity

North Park University
Online Campus Full time September 2019 USA Chicago

As you respond to God’s call to vocational ministry, a master of divinity (MDiv) is the foundation you need to seek ordination to Christian service. [+]

Master of Divinity Earn Your Master of Divinity

As you respond to God’s call to vocational ministry, a master of divinity (MDiv) is the foundation you need to seek ordination to Christian service. While historically the degree is focused on training individuals for congregational ministry, North Park’s MDiv is also excellent preparation for leadership in specialized ministries, including parachurch and nonprofit organizations. The flexibility within the degree, the Seminary’s centrality in the Evangelical Covenant Church community, and the academic and community resources at North Park allow you to explore topics unique to your current and future ministries while you develop the theological and formational foundation you need for your vocational life.... [-]


Master of Divinity (Talbot School of Theology)

Biola University
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Los Angeles

The mission of the Master of Divinity program at Talbot School of Theology is to equip servant leaders for making disciples worldwide by developing in them an accurate knowledge of the Word of God, the skills necessary to communicate the Gospel effectively, and character worthy of the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ for the leading of the church. [+]

Master of Divinity (Talbot School of Theology)

The mission of the Master of Divinity program at Talbot School of Theology is to equip servant leaders for making disciples worldwide by developing in them an accurate knowledge of the Word of God, the skills necessary to communicate the Gospel effectively, and character worthy of the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ for the leading of the church.

Goals

The Master of Divinity program aims to produce students who:

Understand the Word of God and exegete it accurately. Communicate accurately the Word of God including the modes of preaching, teaching, counseling, evangelism, and writing. Behave Christianly. Are committed to lead people into worldwide ministry. Comprehend the doctrines of our faith community and their development. Value and acquire the skills needed to lead the diverse Christian community and equip others to lead in ministry. ... [-]

Master of Divinity - Master of Business Administration

Godbold Graduate School of Business
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Boiling Springs

The M.Div./M.B.A. program is housed in the School of Divinity and requires completion of the 60-hour core, 6 hours biblical studies electives, 6 hours historical/theological electives, 3 hours practical ministry electives of the M.Div. degree and the 36-hour M.B.A. degree. [+]

Master of Divinity - Master of Business Administration

The M.Div./M.B.A. program is housed in the School of Divinity and requires completion of the 60-hour core, 6 hours biblical studies electives, 6 hours historical/theological electives, 3 hours practical ministry electives of the M.Div. degree and the 36-hour M.B.A. degree. This degree is designed to offer ministry students the opportunity to gain additional skills and expertise in areas that will enhance the students' ministry. Students will register for these courses through the Divinity School and will be awarded the dual degrees upon completion of the requirements for both degrees.

Purpose

The M.Div./M.B.A. program is designed to enhance the administrative skills and expertise of ministers by permitting them to earn a second degree, the M.B.A., instead of the usual M.Div. concentration.... [-]


MBA/MDIV or MAR with Yale Divinity School

Yale School of Management
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA New Haven New York + 1 more

The requirements reflect the intention of the School to provide an education that is theologically informed, professionally competent, academically rigorous, and oriented to the life of the church. [+]

PROGRAM FOR THE M.DIV. DEGREEThe degree of Master of Divinity (M.Div.) certifies completion of a program of theological studies designed primarily, although not exclusively, to prepare the candidate for ordination to the Christian ministry. The requirements reflect the intention of the School to provide an education that is theologically informed, professionally competent, academically rigorous, and oriented to the life of the church.PROGRAM FOR THE M.A.R. DEGREEThe degree of Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) certifies completion of a comprehensive program of study in preparation for one of the many forms of lay ministry or service, or completion of one of the concentrated programs of advanced offered by the School.About Yale School of ManagementThe mission of the Yale School of Management is to educate leaders for business and society. We pride ourselves on preparing men and women to combine rigorous business skills with a broader appreciation for the economic, social, and political factors that shape the global environment. We want to produce leaders who make a difference to their organizations and to their communities. The hallmark of our school is the learning experience we provide. ... [-]


Master of Divinity

Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary & College
Campus Full time 92 hours September 2019 Canada Cochrane

The Master of Divinity (MDiv) is a 92-credit-hour professional graduate degree designed to equip pastors and other Christian ministers with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for their calling. It is the standard theological degree obtained by clergy across North America. [+]

The Master of Divinity (MDiv) is a 92-credit-hour professional graduate degree designed to equip pastors and other Christian ministers with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for their calling. It is the standard theological degree obtained by clergy across North America.

This degree surveys all major areas of biblical, theological, historical, and practical disciplines related to Christian ministry. Elective courses addressing a variety of subjects complement the core curriculum and equip students for ministry specialization.

Requirements

1. The prerequisite for this degree is a BA degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited college or university.

2. A total of 92 credit hours is required for the completion of the degree. (This requirement has recently been updated. Please contact the registrar for more information.)... [-]


Master of Divinity

Clarks Summit University Online
Online Full time Part time 4 - 6 years September 2019 USA Scranton USA Online + 2 more

The 94-credit, online Master of Divinity program at Baptist Bible Seminary is a professional ministry degree that prepares men and women for Christian leadership through a biblically rich and theologically firm education. [+]

Clarks Summit University’s online Master’s Degrees are designed with the adult learner in mind. CSU’s course layout and eight-week sessions allow students to earn their Master’s Degree while pursuing what God has for them now. Each class will allow you to engage with your coursework and peers when you decide to allow you the flexibility to control your schedule.

Graduate students will benefit from the core values of CSU’s mission statement as they prepare to either advance within their current employment or transition into a new ministry or career opportunity. Each program’s core provides the framework of higher education for all of our students. This will prepare them for a:... [-]


Master of Divinity

Africa International University
Campus Full time 3 years May 2019 Kenya Nairobi

The Master of Divinity program is designed to provide an integrated training for those entering the pastorate in diverse situations, including missionary service, church education ministries, teaching in theological institutions and other related types of Christian service. [+]

Master of Divinity

The Master of Divinity program is designed to provide an integrated training for those entering the pastorate in diverse situations, including missionary service, church education ministries, teaching in theological institutions and other related types of Christian service.

The program draws from various divisions of the theological disciplines, thus allowing the program to give the student the option to concentrate on one area of emphasis or specialization.

Students in the program can pursue any one of the following emphases: Biblical Studies, Christian Education, Church History, Missions, Pastoral, Theological and Translation Studies.

On the other hand, a student can pursue a general area of study without taking any emphasis.... [-]


Master of Theology (Th.M)

Vancouver School of Theology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 10 semesters January 2019 Canada Vancouver + 1 more

The Master of Theology degree is a post-graduate degree designed to provide the student with an advanced understanding of one area or discipline within the general context of the theological study, and the development of research methods and resources appropriate to the area or discipline chosen. [+]

Overview of Program

The Master of Theology degree is a post-graduate degree designed to provide the student with an advanced understanding of one area or discipline within the general context of the theological study, and the development of research methods and resources appropriate to the area or discipline chosen.

The program may serve to prepare a student for further graduate study at the doctoral level, preparation for some forms of teaching, the scholarly enhancement of ministerial practice, or disciplined focus in an area of theological study for personal interest. Two streams of study are available:

One option requires the writing of a scholarly thesis; this is the option generally recommended for those preparing for doctoral work. The other option, the General Research Option, requires additional coursework and a significant project. The program requires specialization in the area of study in which the thesis is written but allows for diversity in the selection of courses. It is offered in any field in which a student’s interests and the School’s resources coincide. Length of Program ... [-]

Master of Divinity / Master of Divinity by Extension

Vancouver School of Theology
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 3 - 7 years January 2019 Canada Vancouver + 1 more

The Master of Divinity and Master of Divinity by extension, degree programs are for those seeking an academic program with practical applications within which to explore the depth of their faith and prepare for a variety of public and pastoral ministries. VST’s Master of Divinity program is accepted for ordination by the Anglican, United and Presbyterian denominations in Canada and by the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. [+]

OVERVIEW OF PROGRAM

The Master of Divinity, and Master of Divinity by extension, degree programs are for those seeking an academic program with practical applications within which to explore the depth of their faith and prepare for a variety of public and pastoral ministries. VST’s Master of Divinity program is accepted for ordination by the Anglican, United and Presbyterian denominations in Canada and by the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. Many other denominations accept all or part of this degree program, though some require at least a year in their denominational schools. Students should check with their denomination for specific ordination requirements.

A graduate of the MDiv program at VST will be equipped and prepared to exercise a vocation of theological scholarship in the service of the flourishing of God’s people:... [-]