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.
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.
Master Degree Programs
Six master degree programs are offered:
- Master of Divinity
- Master of Arts in Christian Ministry
- Dual Degree Programs
- Master of Divinity/Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- Master of Divinity/Master of Business Administration
- Master of Divinity/Juris Doctor
- Master of Arts in Faith & Leadership Formation
The MA in Christian Ministry and Master of Divinity degree programs’ core curriculum and vocational/elective concentrations are designed to assist students in preparing for their chosen ministry areas. Core courses are provided in each of these programs 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.
The MA in Faith & Leadership Formation degree program is comprised of intensives and online instruction. The core curriculum includes courses that gives students a foundation in theological studies, forms them spiritually, and enhances their leadership skills. Elective credit hours can be completed by taking a variety of courses that go in more depth, beyond the foundation courses offered in the core, and can also include mission immersion and study tour experiences.
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.
The Campbell University Department of Christian Studies and Campbell University Divinity School are partnering together to offer the opportunity for students to complete the requirements for both a BA in Christian Studies and a Master of Divinity in as little as six years, rather than the minimum of seven years normally required.