Master of Divinity

Newly revised based on extensive feedback from experienced pastors and church leaders, the MDiv is designed to ground students in the disciplines required for pastoral and other vocational ministry. The program engages the whole person through rigorous academics, on-campus community life, and expanded opportunities for real-life ministry alongside experienced local pastors and ministry leaders—while also being more streamlined and affordable.

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Master of Arts in Counseling

The MAC prepares students to work as licensed counselors, whether in public or church-related settings, and also prepares them for further study. The three-year curriculum includes a theological and theoretical foundation followed by practical orientation through a counseling internship. Students are equipped with counseling skills and techniques based on a conceptual framework rooted in Scripture and informed by clinical study.

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Master of Theology

The ThM degree, an advanced preparation program, provides Master of Divinity graduates the opportunity for further study in areas of particular interest. The program gives students the opportunity for advanced, directed study. Students may use this opportunity to explore the possibility of further study, to wrestle with doctrines or issues of faith, or to hone ministry skills.

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Doctor of Ministry

The DMin program further equips pastors and other ministry leaders through a cohort-based learning model in which students learn with and from other seasoned ministry practitioners in the context of trusted peer relationships under the guidance of experienced faculty mentors.

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Master of Arts in Exegetical Theology

The MAET is an academic and research degree that prepares students pursuing academic leadership for advanced study at the doctoral level, usually in either the Old or New Testaments. Requiring extensive immersion in the original languages of Scripture, the two-year program combines work in biblical and systematic theology with studies in the history and heritage of Christianity and culminates in the writing of a thesis.

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Master of Arts in Educational Ministries

The MAEM integrates classroom theory with practical application of biblical and educational principles to meet the need for theologically equipped ministry leaders in diverse ministry settings.

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Master of Arts in Religion and Cultures

The MARC prepares students for cross-cultural or international ministry through an emphasis on missional discipleship along three degree track options: the General track, the CMI Missional Discipleship Fellowship track and the FSI Cultural Apologetics Fellowship track.

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Master of Arts (Theological Studies)

The MATS trains students biblically and theologically to bring an informed Christian perspective to their world and their callings. NEW FOR 2014: Earn this degree through the EVENING PROGRAM or our FULLY ONLINE OPTION!

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Master of Arts in Worship and Music

The MAWM shapes students for ministry through understanding, planning, and leading gospel-centered worship. Students are required to exhibit musical proficiency. The program requires 150 hours of practical field education experience to be gained by serving in approved church or other ministry settings.

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Graduate Certificate

The GC provides biblical and theological training that equips lay people to bring an informed Christian perspective to a variety of callings and non-ordained ministries. The GC allows pursuit of graduate theological study without commitment to a full degree program.

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