Pastoral Theology (5-Year BA/MDiv)*

Bachelor of Arts

This unique program allows you to complete two degrees in five years: a Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Theology and a Master of Divinity in the concentration of your choice. 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 ministry service.

Save Time and Money

• Complete two degrees in five years vs. the traditional seven
• Save up to $19,000
• Undergraduate scholarships and grants available during first four years 
• $1,000 CIU alumni scholarship available during final graduate year
• Paid internship opportunities available

Five-Year Plan  


Bachelor of Arts

Master of Divinity

Year 1

Undergraduate Core


Year 2

Undergraduate Core


Year 3

Undergraduate Major

Apply for admission to M.Div.

Year 4

Complete B.A.

Begin graduate studies

Year 5


Complete M.Div.

Master of Divinity Concentrations

Bible Exposition
Care and Counseling
Ministry Studies
Missiological Studies
Muslim-Christian Relations
Youth Ministry Leadership

Review the catalog and course requirements.

Career & Ministry Opportunities

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.

• Pastor
• Church Planter
• Youth Pastor
• Missionary
• Church Staff

Admissions Requirements

1. Complete the online application and pay the $25 application fee

2. Review and complete admissions requirements (3.5 minimum high school GPA)

3. Complete an interview with program director


Locations Offered
On Campus

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