Training the Next Generation of Pastors
The Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry is a professional graduate degree, designed to equip students for effective ministry as a pastor, associate pastor, church planter, evangelist, or missionary. This three-year program prepares students for a variety of types of pastoral and missionary ministry.
Students in the MDIV in Pastoral Ministry degree program develop the ability to understand and interpret the Christian faith in the light of its biblical, theological, and historical dimensions and learn how to utilize insights gained from these disciplines for the effective practice of ministry in the church, the community, and the world.
90 credit hours | Completed in three years | Available online
What courses will I take?
This is a sample of the courses you will take in the MDIV in Pastoral Ministries program. For the full course listing, click here.
- Beginning Greek 1, 2
- History of Christianity
- Personal Evangelism
- Systematic Theology 1, 2
- Biblical Preaching 1, 2
- Spiritual Formation
- Pastoral Ministry
- Introduction to Worship
In addition to the Seminary’s general admissions requirements, applicants to any master’s-level degree program must meet additional requirements and have earned a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university. During the application process, you will be asked to submit the following information:
- Official transcripts of all college coursework
- Autobiographical statement and photograph
- Health record and immunization forms
- Pastoral recommendation
- Church endorsement
- Two personal references
- Background and credit reference checks