The Master of Divinity prepares persons for more effective full-time ministry as pastors, evangelists, professors, missionaries, or other ministries. This program enables the integration of a comprehensive understanding of the Bible with the creative practice of ministry. The M.Div. is a 90 unit program beyond the bachelors, including a thesis. This program requires the completion of the equivalent of a 36 credit Master of Theological Studies degree, plus 36 credits from the additional courses (listed below), and 18 credit thesis:
To provide advanced knowledge and understanding of the Bible and theology necessary for effective communication.
To provide knowledge and skills for the teaching of the Bible, theology, and practical ministry at the collegiate and institutional level.
To provide academic and professional training required for the various institutional chaplaincies.
The program focuses on historical, systematic, and biblical theology. Professional ministry issues are not a focus of this program. Nevertheless, the program is designed to provide a theological foundation for ministerial service