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The starting place for a variety of professional ministries, a Master of Divinity degree or MDiv may lead to careers such as pastor, teacher, evangelist, chaplain, and other church leadership and non-profit careers. Full-time students complete this program in three years. Educating the mind, heart, and spirit, the MDiv program provides a common core of intellectual and practical learning that readies students for a vocation of faith.
Students interested in the MDiv should also consider the MDiv/MAPT dual-degree program, which provides a unique opportunity to add an area of specialization in practical theology.
11 Courses – 33 Credits
Each of these courses must be successfully completed to earn the MDiv degree:
7 Courses – 21 Credits
11 Courses – 36 Credits
One course from among a specified set of courses in each of the following areas must be successfully completed to earn the MDiv degree:
TOTAL: 90 CREDITS
Columbia Theological Seminary’s MDIV program challenges students to look anew at Christian tradition and reflect upon its contemporary significance. It prepares them to transform that reflection into action with the people of God. From critical perspectives-biblical, history, theology, and ethics, 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.
The MDIV program is a masters degree and has the following requirements: Application Materials Checklist.
Students in this program have the option of pursuing a dual degree with the Masters of Arts in Practical Theology degree program, allowing for further specialization in an area of ministry.