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
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
Check out the following documents for more information on the 5-year B.A./M.Div. Program:
Your faculty mentor for the 5-Year B.A./M.Div. is Matthew Haste.