Master of Divinity

icon_mdivThe Master of Divinity is a three year, academic professional degree which prepares students for a variety of ministries.  Students may choose to take four years or more to complete this course of study.



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M.Div Degree Concentrations

As a student in the M.Div program, you may choose to complete a recognized concentration in one of these areas (click on any concentration to learn more):

icon_mdiv_biblical_intBiblical Interpretation
With a congregational focus, this concentration prepares ministers to excel in biblical preaching and teaching by developing a faith that is formed by a profound relationship with scripture.
icon_mdiv_christian_edChristian Education Formation
This concentration has a congregational focus, yet it is grounded in theology and the field of education. Students are challenged to connect theory to practice through critical reflection on both their own personal development and the practice of educational ministry.
icon_mdiv_justice_peaceJustice & Peacebuilding
In partnership with the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP) at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, VA, this concentration is designed to help prepare students for work and ministry around the issues of restorative justice, peacebuilding, and conflict transformation.
icon_mdiv_youth_studentYouth and Student Ministries
This concentration equips an M.Div student to serve a local congregation as a pastoral associate who focuses on the needs of youth and their families.