The Master of Divinity in Religion and Theology program will prepare you for doctoral work in religion and theology (particularly doctoral programs that require the MDiv) or to become a pastor, minister, or religious leader with a ministerial focus on religious or theological education. You will be trained for ordained ministry or other religious leadership positions while being grounded in the academic study of religion and theology.
If you know that you will not be pursuing doctoral or ministerial work that requires a Master of Divinity degree, you may wish to explore the MA in Religion and Theology.
This degree program may be a good fit for you if you plan to pursue ordained ministry as:
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|Formation||2||Intro to Spiritual and Personal Formation
Organizational Leadership and Administration
|Religious Texts||4||Hebrew Bible 1: Orientation
Hebrew Bible 2: Contextualized Interpretation
New Testament 1: Epistles, Acts, and Revelation
New Testament 2: Four Gospels
|Theological Tradition||4||Religious and Theological Interpretation
History of Christian Theologies
History of Modern Theologies
|Cultural Contextualization||1||Choose one:
|Arts and Theology||1||Choose one:
|Social Transformation||1||Leadership and Strategies for Social Change|
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|Vocational Contextualization & Skills||8||What is Religion?
Preaching and Your Public Voice
Two Theology/Religion Electives
* A Thesis may be substituted for 1 or 2 general electives.
** Although not specifically required for degree completion, Interreligious Pastoral and Spiritual Care must be completed to be eligible for CPE registration.
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