Educating imaginative, resilient leaders for God's changing world.

Degree Programs

Columbia offers seven degree programs: three basic programs, and four advanced degrees. For descriptions, click on the links in the left box below.

Basic Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Practical Theology (MAPT) - a professional degree program with areas of concentration in Christian Education, Christian Leadership, Pastoral Care/Pastoral Theology, and Worship
  • Master of Arts (Theological Studies) (MA[TS]) - an academic, rather than professional degree program
  • Master of Divinity (MDiv) - a professional degree program preparing students for ordination

*A dual degree option exists for the MDiv and MAPT programs

Advanced Degrees

  • Master of Theology (ThM)
  • Doctor of Theology in Pastoral Care and Counseling (ThD)
  • Doctor of Educational Ministry (DEdMin)
  • Doctor of Ministry (DMin)


Program Descriptions

Partnership Programs

Course Schedules