Advanced Biblical & Theological Studies (5-Year B.A./M.Div.)

Description: 

Why pursue the 5-Year B.A./M.Div Program at CIU?

This unique program allows you to complete two degrees in five years: a Bachelor of Arts in Advanced Biblical & Theological Studies and a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Theology. You can maximize your time and minimize the cost of your theological education without sacrificing the quality of your experience.

A faculty mentor will guide you through the process and a cohort of fellow students will encourage you along the way. The program combines rigorous academic study with practical ministry experience to prepare you for a lifetime of effective service to the local church.

How does it work?

  • You earn an accredited B.A. by completing 120 hours
    • 15 hours of M.Div. courses are taken as Electives
  • You earn an accredited M.Div. by completing 78 hours
    • 15 hours of M.Div. courses are earned as an Undergrad
    • 18 hours are earned through Proficiency Exams
    • 45 hours are taken during years 4 and 5   

Your Future

The program is designed for academically-gifted students with a clear sense of calling to vocational ministry. You will be equipped with a theological foundation for understanding the Scriptures and the practical skills needed for effective ministry in the church.

Your Next Step

Review our course requirements and begin the application process.

Check out the following documents for more information on the 5-year B.A./M.Div. Program:

Faculty Mentor

Your faculty mentor for the 5-Year B.A./M.Div. is Matthew Haste.