Degree Program Questions
The Master of Divinity degree prepares students for a variety of ministries ranging from service within a church setting to social ministries to chaplaincy to education. Students who wish to pursue additional graduate degrees (such as a ThM, DMin, or PhD) would want to earn the Master of Divinity.
The Master of Divinity program is mainly offered in a traditional class setting on our main campus in Buies Creek, NC. There are some courses that are offered in online, hybrid, or intensive formats, but the degree program cannot be successfully completed only pursuing such classes.
Yes. The Master of Divinity degree is designed to specifically train and equip individuals for Christian ministry and a life of faith in the Christian tradition.
Yes, you may be enrolled as a part-time student. While we do have a few students who take one or two classes each semester, we do encourage our students to maintain full-time enrollment (9 hours or more). Eligibility for financial assistance requires students to be full-time. Also, maintaining part-time status greatly extends the length of the program.
Currently, master-level classes are held on Monday afternoons, Tuesdays and Thursdays, including evenings. This block scheduling offers classes from early mornings to late evenings. Students do not have to be on campus for classes each of those days. Students have the flexibility to build a class schedule from the options offered on the days we hold classes. View a current class schedule
The Master of Divinity degree prepares students for a variety of ministries. Concentrations are offered to help students focus in a chosen area of specialization such as biblical studies, Christian education, counseling and chaplaincy, historical and theological studies, missions and evangelism, church music, and preaching and pastoral ministry. Concentrations are not required to complete the Master of Divinity, but are highly recommended if a student wants to be prepared for a specific area of ministry.
While the Master of Divinity degree is preferred to pursue a Doctor of Ministry degree, is not required. To be eligible to pursue a DMin, a person must have a theological master’s degree from an ATS (Association of Theological Schools) accredited school. In general, degrees with fewer than 48 hours will not be considered. Leveling courses may be required, especially for degrees with fewer than 72 hours. Professional but non-theological master’s degrees such as MBA, MEd, or MSW do not fulfill this requirement. View DMin admissions requirements
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No. Although a specific major is not required, approximately one-half or more of the undergraduate studies should be in liberal arts courses. The degree must be equivalent to the undergraduate degrees offered by Campbell University, which require 124 semester hours of course credit. A four-year bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university or college is required for regular admission. (Regional accreditation agencies include the Southern, Middle States, New England, North Central, Northwest, and Western associations of colleges and schools.)
Yes. Your undergraduate degree must be from a college or university that is regionally accredited. Regional accreditation agencies include the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the New England Association of Colleges and Schools, the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the Northwest Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Western Association of Colleges and Schools.
Yes. Transfer students must have a 2.0 grade point average on all work completed and a 2.0 on work done at Campbell. Regardless of the number of credits eligible for transfer, the majority of credits toward the Master of Divinity degree must be completed through instruction offered by Campbell University.
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Yes. With a wide variety of scholarship and financial assistance opportunities, 96% of our students receive financial assistance. On average, students receive approximately 60% in scholarship assistance from the Divinity School. The Divinity School seeks to be as generous as possible with financial assistance, making awards based on the merit and expressed need of each student. Learn more about scholarships and financial assistance
Upon acceptance into one of our programs, students will be required to complete a Financial Assistance Application Form. Once the Financial Assistance Application Form has been completed, the Divinity School Scholarship Committee will review the student’s admissions materials and the Financial Assistance Application Form and determine a scholarship percentage award, which will then be released to the student. Learn more about the scholarship application process
Yes, loans are available for all degree programs. Unsubsidized and graduate plus loans are available for students. Completion of the FAFSA is required for loan consideration. Loans are handled and processed through the University’s Office of Financial Aid. Students are encouraged to use loans as a last resort.