Degree Programs

Selecting a degree program is an important step and you will find the full list of programs offered at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary outlined below. For more details on each degree please visit the individual degree program page. 

Master of Divinity

The Master of Divinity degree is the historical standard
in academic preparation for both vocational ministry and
advanced theological study. The 94 credit program
includes studying the Bible in the original languages
(Greek and Hebrew) and the opportunity to specialize
in an area of ministry.  

Specializations:

Pastoral Ministries
Small Group & Discipleship Ministries
Formation & Soul Care Ministries
Chaplaincy Ministries
Intercultural Ministries
Student and Family Ministries
Academic Track  


Master of Arts - Christian Formation

The M.A. Christian Formation program is designed to
develop competency in the areas of Bible,Theology and
educational ministry. The 65 credit program includes
Ministry Residency and the opportunity to focus on an
area of ministry specialization.

Specializations:

Small Group & Discipleship Ministries
Interdisciplinary Studies
Student & Family Ministries
Intercultural Ministries
Campus & Student Development Ministries
Formation & Soul Care Ministries

Master of Arts - Counseling

The M.A. Counseling program teaches the foundational theories and skills essential to the practice of counseling and fulfills the academic requirement for state licensure (LPC). There are a number of options for specializing in an area of counseling.
 

Specializations:

Addictions (for CAADC certification)
Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-State Licensure
Small Group & Discipleship Ministries
Student & Family Ministries
Thesis Track (for Ph.D. prep)
Trauma Counseling 


Master of Arts - Interdisciplinary Studies

The M.A. Interdisciplinary Studies program is designed to develop competency in the areas of Bible,Theology and ministry leadership. The 60 credit program includes multiple electives and the opportunity to select classes according to your particular interests. Students are encouraged to use this degree if they want to specialize in a specific area (Old Testament, New Testament, Systematic Theology, etc.)


Master of Theology (Th.M.)

The Master of Theology degree is intended to foster enhanced competency in a major field of study for those who have completed an MDiv or M.A. degree in a relevant theological discipline.