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By choosing your courses carefully in consultation with your academic advisor, it may be possible to prepare for doctoral studies. You should investigate closely the requirements of the doctoral program you are considering. In many instances the M.Div. degree might be a better choice.
Yes, you may transfer up to one-half of your courses from other accredited seminaries. These courses must be compatible with your seminary curricular requirements.
Graduates enter a wide variety of ministry settings. Some enter the pastorate; others work on church staffs. Our graduates have also entered para-church ministries, missionary service, and market place ministries.
This degree may prepare you for ordination but it depends on the denomination or local church body through which you are seeking ordination. Some denominations expect the M.Div. degree for ordination.