The Master of Divinity degree is the historical standard in academic preparation for both vocational ministry and advanced theological study. We designed our program to develop essential biblical and theological competencies in leaders of congregations and other ministries. The Master of Divinity degree is also an attractive option if you are interested in building a foundation for more advanced study.
The program emphasizes the study and interpretation of Scripture in the original languages, broad theological knowledge and the development of essential ministry competencies. Most students will complete eight credits of Ministry Residency as part of the specialization. This will be both practical and applicable ministry experience.
Starting in the fall 2020 semester and going forward, we are moving to a HyFlex approach to the classroom experience. HyFlex means hybrid-flexible, and this course design model combines three different learning modalities into one class.
- School: Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
- Division: Bible, Theology & Ministry
- Degree Type: Master of Divinity
- Format: On-Site, Live, Anytime
- Location: Grand Rapids
- Greek and Hebrew language (35 credits)
- Theology (20 credits)
- Ministry leadership (13 credits)
- Specialization (15-17 credits)
- General electives (9-11 credits)
Is Seminary Right for Me?
The Master of Divinity degree program is offered through Grand Rapids Theological Seminary of Cornerstone University. For admission criteria, degree requirements and program learning outcomes, visit the seminary's Master of Divinity webpage.