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Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

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Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Grand Rapids
Theological Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we're dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.

Create Without Ceasing

Master of Divinity

Grand Rapids Theological Seminary graduates excel as knowledgable, character-driven leaders in our world for Christ. As a result, they demonstrate lifelong commitments toward learning, serving and leading which set them apart.

Program Learning Outcomes

Through rigorous training in theology, biblical languages, exegesis, church history and interpretation of Scripture, our Master of Divinity curriculum and course work requirements are designed to enable you to achieve five learning outcomes.

01

Biblical Interpretation

Conduct disciplined biblical interpretation and application with reference to the Greek and Hebrew texts.

02

Basic Understanding of Christian Theology

State a basic understanding of the primary elements of Christian theology.

03

Personal Spiritual Formation

Demonstrate knowledge, values and practices essential to personal spiritual formation.

04

Leadership

Exhibit knowledge, values and skills essential to effective ministerial and public leadership.

05

Cultural Intelligence and Exegesis

Demonstrate basic competency in cultural intelligence and cultural exegesis.

GRTS prepared me to be a critical thinker. Rather than just telling us the answers, they have taught us how to search for them ourselves. In a world that has issues and problems that are changing and evolving, this has been a real gift that can be used for the rest of my life.

Anthony Raffa (’19)

Educational Effectiveness

We take seriously our responsibility to deliver on the promise to provide excellence in graduate theological education. Expert faculty, flexible scheduling and the support of a diverse learning community help ensure you receive the academic preparation and practical experience you need to thrive in your career.

  • 96% of Master of Divinity students achieved the highest outcome (i.e., making good progress in readiness for ministry) at the mid-point assessment.
  • 100% of Master of Divinity students achieved the highest outcome (i.e., making good progress in readiness for ministry) at the exit assessment.
  • 72% of Master of Divinity students who begin a degree program progress to degree completion.
  • 74% of Master of Divinity alumni surveyed report being vocationally employed in a ministry context.
  • 67% of Master of Divinity alumni have achieved licensure and/or ordination as a minister.

This data was taken from the results of a variety of surveys and other evaluative instruments administered in recent years at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary.

Related Programs

The Master of Divinity at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary is one of several ministry-focused programs at GRTS. Take a look at the other related programs at GRTS.

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Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below or explore campus with a virtual tour.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we’re dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.

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