Master of Divinity – MDiv

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.


Columbia Theological Seminary’s MDIVprogram 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, 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.

As a basic degree, the MDIV has the following requirements: Basic Degree RequirementsStudents 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.

Prospective MDIV students are encouraged to attend one of our Discover Columbia events on our campus in Decatur, GA.







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