Master of Divinity
A life of leadership and service as an ordained minister begins with a Master of Divinity degree. Full-time students complete this 31-course program in three years. Students participating in the part-time evening/weekend schedule may complete the program in up to 5 years. The Columbia M.Div. prepares students to become pastors, teachers, evangelists, and chaplains. Educating the mind, heart, and spirit, the M.Div. program provides a common core of intellectual and practical learning that readies students for a vocation of faith.
Columbia's M.Div. program challenges students to look anew at Christian tradition and reflect upon its contemporary significance. It thus prepares them to transform that reflection into action in ministry with the people of God. From critical perspectives-biblical, historical-doctrinal, and practical-faculty and students examine the crucial challenges of ministry today. Biblical studies, theology, worship, church history, and pastoral leadership provide the grounding for dynamic ministry.
Prospective M.Div. students are encouraged to attend one of our Seminary Weekends, offered in November and February of each year.