M.Div. in Ministry Studies

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

Review our course requirements and begin the application process.

Career and Ministry Opportunities for Ministry Studies Graduates

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

M.Div. in Ministry Studies Admission Requirements

  • Completed application
  • $25 application fee
  • 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
Format
On Campus
Online
Credit Hours
72
Finish in as few as
36 months