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MASTER OF DIVINITY

A Christ-centered education that comes to you.

At ACU, our nationally recognized online degree programs are designed for busy working adults just like you. Our programs are intentionally structured to allow you to balance work, life and other commitments. As a student of ACU Online, you are part of a vibrant, virtual, Christ-centered community.

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Ready to be a part of a graduate community dedicated to helping you answer God’s calling for you? Our Master of Divinity (M.Div.) program is designed to offer you a firm grounding in scripture, history and theology as well as training in practical ministry skills such as the art of preaching and reading cultures and contexts.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

FORMAT

Online with optional residency

Our online Master of Divinity is the most comprehensive formational degree for ministry that ACU’s Graduate School of Theology offers. The program emphasizes learning in context – you will explore case studies and ministry scenarios. The program also provides an informal setting for prayer and discussion with a local mentor. This graduate degree, which offers a missions or ministry concentration, will prepare you to enter into ministry or expand your current vocation.

TIMEFRAME

72 hours

4 years

EXAMPLE COURSEWORK

Foundations of the Theology of Ministry

Critical Interpretation of the New Testament

Introduction to Hebrew I

Christian Mission in Global Context

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Upon completion, graduates will be able to:

  • Integrate theology in contemporary cultural contexts.
  • Gain awareness of the historical and contemporary beliefs and practices of the worldwide church, and the Stone-Campbell heritage in particular.
  • Lead and equip the church for its various ministries.
  • Exercise care of souls in fitting and compassionate ways.
  • Demonstrate growth in Christian character essential for ministerial faithfulness and effectiveness.

To be considered for admission, students must:

  • Complete the online program application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.
  • Submit an official transcript of all previous colleges attended. The transcript must indicate an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university or equivalent.
  • Have a cumulative undergraduate approximate B average or above in the area of focus or related area and evidence of an overall productive GPA.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation.
  • Author a personal statement of interest.
  • Complete a writing assessment.

The Graduate School of Theology is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools, an organization of more than 250 graduate schools that conduct post-baccalaureate professional and academic degree programs to educate persons for the practice of ministry and for teaching and research in theological disciplines. 

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