Master of Divinity Academic Ministries


The M.Div. (Academic Ministries) provides you with a comprehensive range of biblical-theological knowledge and practical skills for ministry leadership along with specialized skills to exegete, research, and use the original language to communicate the Scriptures accurately. It prepares you for a future teaching ministry in a college or seminary context while positioning you for doctoral work, especially in Old or New Testament studies.


This program will equip you to:

  • Discuss the teaching of individual Bible books in detail

  • Practice sound exegesis of biblical texts in both Greek and Hebrew

  • Trace  key themes in the Scriptures

  • Plan and teach lessons that communicate effectively in a classroom setting

  • Research and write for scholarly publication in Old or New Testament studies


Potential ministry opportunities for program graduates include:

  • Pursuing Ph.D. studies in Old Testament, New Testament, Theology, or Church History

  • Teaching in a Bible college or institute

  • Serving as a teaching pastor on a local church staff

  • Serving as a Bible translator

  • Serving in a support role as a seminary staff member

Review our course requirements and begin the application process.

Featured Faculty: 
Photo of Brian Gault, Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at CIU Brian P. Gault
Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew
B.A., Cedarville University; M.Th., Dallas Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion