M.Div. in Ministry Studies

Location

Curriculum

75 credit hours

Program Length

as few as 36 months

Accreditation

Regionally Accredited by SACSCOC

The M.Div. (Ministry Studies) provides you with a comprehensive range of biblical-theological knowledge and practical skills for ministry leadership in a variety of contexts. Through a personalized curriculum, this program prepares you for effective ministry in a local church, with a para-church organization, or with a missions agency.

Objectives

This program will equip you to:

  • Apply biblical principles of leadership to the practice of ministry
  • Develop twenty-first-century strategies for missional renewal in multi-cultural settings
  • Communicate biblical truth with the goal of life transformation
  • Foster healthy relationships among members of the body of Christ
  • Apply the results of cultural analysis to evangelism and discipleship strategies

View academic requirements for the M.Div. in Ministry Studies in the Academic Catalog.

Featured Faculty

Andre Rogers

Professor of Preaching, DML Program Director

Melina Rabon

Professor of Ministry Studies, Director of Internships, Assistant Dean

Michael W. Langston

Professor of Practical Theology

Steve A. Johnson

Professor of Counseling

Admission Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts for highest earned degree and any master’s degree work
  • Church leader reference
  • Application Essay (800 words total, typed)
  • Minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA

Potential ministry opportunities for program graduates include:

  • Pastoring a local congregation 
  • Serving as an assistant or associate pastor
  • Leading a para-church or campus ministry team
  • Leading an outreach or discipleship team
  • Leading a marketplace ministry team