Master of Divinity (MDiv) Program

The Master of Divinity (MDiv) is the foundational degree for Christian vocation. Biblical's professors employ a missional hermeneutic to their approach to theological study and practice. Missional theology and biblical studies are integrated so students can grasp the great sweeping narrative of God's redemption in every aspect of creation through Jesus Christ.

Biblical Master of Divinity Students…

  • Grow as missional leaders in secular and Christian environments.
  • Choose from concentrations that serve their ministry goals.
  • Select language study as a requirement or as an option.
  • Graduate equipped to pursue additional PhD or additional DMin degrees.
  • Find full time or part time learning opportunities that work for them.
  • Maximize their future opportunities by choosing an accredited seminary.


"Biblical is an evangelical seminary that encourages open dialogue around God's Word and the theological matters surrounding it. I didn't have to worry about holding the party line; rather, at Biblical, I was simultaneously challenged by my professors and peers to think differently while always being treated as a valued member of the discussion."

-Evan Curry, MDiv '10

Biblical Seminary offers three main course tracks for the MDiv program. First there is the Language MDiv program that can either focus on a language, or a concentration in counseling. In addition, there is the LEAD MDiv format that is in a cohort model. Finally there is the Urban LEAD MDiv that has a unique concentration on the urban culture and ministering in an urban setting.

Select a program below for more information

Language Mdiv Distinctives: LEAD MDiv Distinctives: Urban LEAD MDiv Distinctives:
  • Foundational ministry degree that opens up the most options for vocational ministry
  • Equips graduates for further academic and professional training (PhD or DMin degrees)
  • Offers biblical languages (Greek and Hebrew) as a pathway for exegetical study of the scriptural text
  • Flexible course scheduling allowing for full or part time study
  • Interdisciplinary approach---Bible, theology, and practical skills taught in harmony
  • Designed for working professionals---classes are scheduled evenings and Saturdays with program completion in 3 years
  • Cohort-based---encouraging dialogue, fostering relationships, and building unity
  • Intercultural learning experience at program completion
  • Offered in an urban environment which demonstrates and authenticates the ethos of the program.
  • Designed to meet the needs of an urban practitioner while keeping its academic rigor.
  • Ethnically, gender, and denominationally diverse program of study.
  • Cohort based - Offering a dynamic and enriching learning environment.


How long will it take to complete the MDiv program?

The Master of Divinity program can be completed in three years with a total of 90 credits. However, many students pursue the program on a part-time basis for all or part of their course of study. A comprehesive schedule of night classes allows for a flexible program of study.

What are the entrance requiremnts to the MDiv program?

Biblical welcomes men and women who have or are about to complete a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Prior study in Bible or theology is not required. International applicants have additional requirements that are posted on our website .

The admissions committee assesses each applicant on the basis of academic ability, personal characteristics, and educational and ministry goals and objectives.

Who can benefit from a Master of Divinity Degree?

  • Pastors - senior, associate, assistant, youth, executive, pastoral team, administrative
  • Chaplains - military, companies, active & assisted living facilities, disaster response, hospitals, prison
  • Missions
  • Evangelists
  • Christian Educators at all levels including college and seminary level
  • Worship leaders
  • Campus ministers
  • Denominational leadership
  • Those seaking Ordination and/or licensure to
    serve in senior church leadership
  • Church planters
  • Internet ministry
  • Directors of Non-Profit Organizations
  • Christian camp directors
  • Parachurch organization directors

Important Dates:

  • Open Now:
  • Registration for spring
  • Upcoming:
  • Leadercast 2015

Questions? Feel free to email anyone on our admissions team.

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VP Student Advancement
Malcolm Walls
Contact for:
MDiv, DMin, MA
Dana Ergenbright
Contact for:
Chang Hoon Oh
Contact for:
Pastor Michael Heath
Graduate Program Recruiter
Patsy Byrd
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