Learn & Grow
Formation & Preparation
Our students engage in a wide range of theological and social issues in the classroom, in open forum discussions, and with hands-on experience with world-class faculty.
Learn & Grow
Columbia offers six graduate degree programs to help you achieve your vocation goals. We want to be part of your seminary education journey.
Engage in rigorous academic study and intentional contextual learning. We educate students to serve a multidimensional Church in an ever-changing public sphere.
Focuses on the practice of educational ministries, pastoral care, pastoral theology, worship, preaching, and the arts.
A flexible program for those preparing for doctoral studies, church leadership positions, or specialized forms of lay ministry.
A program designed for those who want additional academic preparation for professional ministry and/or training for an academic vocation.
A leadership development program designed for experienced pastors of any denomination currently engaged in ministry.
A part-time program for those actively employed in a position of educational ministry designed to enhance the practice of educational ministry.
The Master of Divinity (MDiv) / Master of Arts in Practical Theology (MAPT) dual degree program offers students the most robust opportunity to explore the depth and breadth of theological education.
Through the combined curriculum, students ask broad theological questions and prepare for ministry in the church and the world. Students also have an opportunity to delve more deeply into a particular area of focus. By pursuing the degrees concurrently, students can reduce by one year the overall amount of time required to graduate.
In the dual-degree program, students select one of the following concentrations:
Students in Columbia’s MDiv, MAPT, and MDiv/MAPT dual degree programs are required to enroll in a Supervised Ministry internship for which they receive academic credit. From congregation-based internships to specialized settings, students will work closely with mentors to hone their skills for ministry.
We invite you on a transformative journey. We want you to imagine what could be and to shape the not yet.
World-class scholars. Wise mentors. Experienced practitioners. Leaders in their fields.
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Committed to preparing students for ministry in a global context.