Degree Programs


Master of Divinity

 

Master of Arts in Christian Ministry

 

Master of Divinity/MBA (PDF)

 

Master of Divinity/Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling (PDF)

 

Master of Divinity/Juris Doctor (PDF)

 

Doctor of Ministry

 

Programs of Study

 

The curriculum of the Divinity School integrates classical theological studies with the professional and practical education needed for effective ministry in the 21st century. Throughout the curriculum, students are led to reflect on their calling, to increase their understanding of Christian commitment and vocation, and to deepen their faith and spiritual relationship with God and persons.

 

Five master degree programs are offered—the Master of Divinity, the Master of Divinity/Master of Business Administration, the Master of Divinity/Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling, the Master of Divinity/Juris Doctor, and the Master of Arts in Christian Ministry. Each degree program features core curriculum and vocational/elective concentrations designed to assist students in preparing for their chosen ministry areas. Core courses are provided in each program to enhance each student’s knowledge of God, the Bible, and of the life and work of the church. This same understanding is continued in vocational and elective courses. Mentoring experiences and mission and ministry groups are a distinctive part of the curriculum in each academic year. All students will complete a supervised ministry experience, which will enhance the development of their giftedness for their professional ministry.

 

One doctoral program is offered—the Doctor of Ministry degree. The Doctor of Ministry degree features a combination of core seminars, elective courses in one’s field of interest, and independent reading and research. All courses are taught and led by the resident faculty who hold terminal degrees in their academic or professional discipline. The Doctor of Ministry degree is designed to prepare qualified candidates to render spiritual, ecclesiastical and vocational Christian leadership at the highest level of confidence consistent with the mission statement of the Divinity School.

 

Faculty members of the Divinity School provide individual academic advisement for each student and consider interaction with students as part of their ministry of teaching. They are eager to serve as mentors and to counsel with students regarding their academic and vocational aspirations as well as to pray, worship, and serve with them in the Divinity School activities.

 

Summer opportunities for study feature a variety of learning experiences, both inside and outside the classroom. These experiences can include global mission experiences, leadership training, study trips, and courses that combine classroom and field-based learning.