Degree Programs

Six degree programs offered at Columbia Theological Seminary.

Degree programs available at Columbia Theological Seminary include six masters and doctoral level opportunities. As an accredited theological school of the Presbyterian Church (USA), we engage students internationally with some of the best faculty anywhere! We host a large table for people from all denominations and backgrounds. For full descriptions of each program we offer, you may click on the links below.

Master’s Degree Programs

Master of Arts in Practical Theology* is a specialized theological degree program for professional and volunteer ministry with areas of concentration in Educational Ministries; Pastoral Care/Pastoral Theology; and Worship, Preaching and Arts.

Master of Arts (Theological Studies) is a flexible academic theological degree program especially for those interested in pursuing specialized ministry or doctoral studies with focus areas in Old Testament, New Testament, theology, church history, and ethics.

Master of Divinity* is a professional divinity degree program preparing students for ordination in a variety of ministries including pastor, teacher, evangelist, chaplain, and other church leadership and non-profit careers.

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

Advanced Degree Programs

Master of Theology (ThM) is particularly designed for persons who wish to pursue a further year of academic preparation for Christian ministry, are preparing to teach, or seek a terminal theological degree.

Doctor of Ministry (DMin) is a leadership development program designed for experienced pastors of any denomination currently engaged in ministry in US and other North American or Caribbean settings.

Doctor of Educational Ministry (DEdMin) is open to qualified applicants currently engaged in ministries of Christian education.

CIP codes for Columbia Theological Seminary Degrees

Partnership Programs

Partnerships help make a great graduate school even better! See some of the organizations and programs wherein we partner here in the Atlanta, GA area and around the USA.

Course Information

For more information about our programs, courses, and other classes, you may use the links below.




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