The M.Div. is the foundational course for professional ministry. A full-time student can complete the full course (program 1) in 4 years. Many students complete the degree from their overseas base, combining online courses (up to 49% of your credits) with residential one-week intensives and classes offered at one of our campuses. Our AccessCIU study track tailors the M.Div. for nonresidential students who are in service.