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Master of Divinity

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The online Master of Divinity 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. This graduate degree, which offers a missions or ministry concentration, will prepare you to enter into ministry or expand your current vocation. This degree, accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), also provides a solid foundation for further study in Ph.D., Th.D. and D.Min degree programs.


The online Master of Divinity (M.Div.) is the most comprehensive formational degree for ministry that ACU’s Graduate School of Theology offers.


Program Highlights

Example Coursework

  • Foundations of the Theology of MInistry 
  • Critical Interpretation of the New Testament 
  • Introduction to Hebrew I 
  • Christian Mission in Global Context


Format

  • Online with Residency 


Admissions Requirements

  • Application and $50 fee
  • An official transcript(s) in English (or translated to English) of all previous colleges attended. The transcript must indicate an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university or equivalent
  • A cumulative undergraduate approximate B average or above in the area of focus or related area and evidence of an overall productive GPA
  • Two letters of recommendation (may be submitted through the online application)
  • Personal statement of interest
  • Academic writing sample

Timeframe

  • 72 credit hours 
  • 4 years 


Scholarships available to all new students. 

Potential Outcomes

  • Ability to integrate theology in contemporary cultural contexts
  • Awareness of the historical and contemporary beliefs and practices of the worldwide church
  • Ability to lead and equip the church for its various ministries
  • Have capacity to exercise care of souls in fitting and compassionate ways
  • Demonstrate growth in Christian character essential for ministerial faithfulness and effectiveness

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