Degrees

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

 

 

M.A. 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)
Small Group & Discipleship Ministries
Biblical Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-State Licensure
Student & Family Ministries
Theological Studies
Thesis Track (for Ph.D. prep)

M.A. 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

M.A. Interdisciplinary Studies

The M.A. Interdisciplinary Studies program is designed to develop competency in the areas of Bible,Theology and ministry leadership. The 63 credit program includes multiple electives and the opportunity to select classes according to your particular interests.

M.A. Old Testament

The M.A. Old Testament program is designed to develop exegetical and theological skills for study of the Old Testament. The 64 credit program includes Hebrew language study and the option of a thesis.

 

M.A. New Testament

The M.A. New Testament program is designed to develop exegetical and theological skills for study of the New Testament. The 64 credit program includes Greek language study and the option of a thesis.

 

M.A. Systematic Theology

The M.A. Systematic Theology program is designed to develop competencies essential to the study of systematic theology. The 63 credit program can be used as a basis for ministry service or for advanced education. 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Degrees