Master of Divinity

Sioux Falls  I  Omaha  I  Distance

Developing Christian leaders for various forms of ministry is the primary function of the Master of Divinity program.  Flexibility is a distinct characteristic of this program.  The three-year course of study prepares individuals for pastoral leadership and ordination in most denominations.  Graduates are equipped for a variety of related pastoral ministries: chaplaincy, church planting, missionary service, youth ministry, and other church staff ministries.  The program also prepares capable persons for doctoral studies.  
Learn more about the distance option for the M.Div.


Download: Master of Divinity Program Sheet
Download: M.Div. Course of Study

Download: M.Div. Specialization in Pastoral Care and Counseling Course of Study

Master of Divinity Objectives

  • Spiritual maturity, moral character, and vision for ministry necessary for building the Body of Christ;
  • Competence in leading the Body of Christ through preaching, evangelism, administration, and counseling;
  • Commitment to the authority of the Scriptures for preaching and teaching so the Body of Christ might be equipped for fulfilling its worldwide mission of evangelism, discipleship, and social change;
  • Coherent understanding of the Bible, theology, Christian heritage, and church polity, enabling the graduate to make disciples in a congregation.

Master of Divinity Requirements for Graduation

• Satisfactory completion of 84 semester hours (or 85 with the Specialization in Pastoral Care and Counseling).
• Maintenance of a 2.25 grade point average.
• Recommendation of faculty.

Advanced standing for students with appropriate undergraduate courses, up to 14 credits, may be granted on a case-by-case basis.