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M.Div. in Theology & Ministry – Biblical Studies

Advance Your Biblical Knowledge for Maximum Impact. Pursue a Master of Divinity in Theology & Ministry in Biblical Studies at Regent University.

Want to understand better God’s redemptive grace and the gift of eternal life? Regent’s Master of Divinity in Theology & Ministry with a concentration in Biblical Studies can prepare you for full-time ministry by giving you the tools to understand and exegete all 66 books of the Bible. You can learn to interpret Scripture from its historical and cultural contexts. You can also develop advanced preaching skills to apply critical issues addressed in God’s Word for well-rounded ministry preparation. Regent’s M.Div. in Theology & Ministry program is delivered entirely online.

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GROW YOUR Faith

Understand and testify to the work and ministry of the Holy Spirit in Scripture.

LEAD WITH CONFIDENCE

Build on your biblical knowledge for application in everyday life and ministry.

ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE

Experience Regent, ranked among top national universities by U.S. News & World Report, 2022. We also ranked among the Top 3 largest M.Div. programs in the nation among all ATS-accredited seminaries, 2021-22. Gain a transformative experience at our School of Divinity.

LEARN FROM TOP SCHOLARS in the master of divinity in Theology & Ministry in biblical studies

Be mentored by faculty who are pioneers in Christian history, biblical studies, and Renewal theology.

Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.

The Master of Divinity in Theology & Ministry (M.Div.) at Regent University is accredited by The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS).

On completing the Master of Divinity in Theology & Ministry – Biblical Studies concentration, you can:

  • Teach undergraduate-level coursework in the area of biblical theology and in dialogue with contemporary interpretive issues.
  • Provide training and mentoring for the general practice of ministry in a church, parachurch organization, or a specialized ministry setting.
  • Prepare for ordination or ministry licensure.
  • Pursue a Ph.D. or other terminal seminary degrees.

Career Opportunities

  • Pastor
  • Ministry Leader
  • Christian Educator
  • Parachurch Ministry Consultant
An exegetical investigation of Genesis to Deuteronomy for the construction of Biblical Theology and in dialogue with contemporary interpretive issues.
An exegetical investigation of the Former and Latter Prophets of the Hebrew Scriptures (Joshua-Kings and Isaiah-Malachi) for the construction of Biblical Theology and in dialogue with contemporary interpretive issues.
An exegetical investigation of Ruth, Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Lamentations, and Daniel for the construction of Biblical Theology and in dialogue with contemporary interpretive issues.
An exegetical investigation of Matthew, Mark, Luke, Acts, as well as the Gospel of John, the Johannine Epistles, and Revelation for the construction of Biblical Theology and in dialogue with contemporary interpretive issues.
An exegetical investigation of the Corpus Paulinum (Romans – Philemon) for the construction of Biblical Theology and in dialogue with contemporary interpretive issues.
An exegetical investigation of the General Epistles (Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, and Jude) for the construction of Biblical Theology and in dialogue with contemporary interpretive issues.

2024-25 Semester Check-In Deadlines

All students are expected to check-in for the semester two weeks before the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

SessionSemester Check-InSession Start Date
Session AFriday, August 9Monday, August 19
Session MFriday, September 6Monday, September 16
Session BFriday, October 11Monday, October 21
Session CWednesday, January 8Monday, January 13
Session TFriday, January 31Monday, February 10
Session DFriday, March 7Monday, March 17
Session EFriday, May 2Monday, May 12
Session FFriday, June 13Monday, June 23

Admissions Requirements

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Submit your application using the Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

Submit your unofficial transcripts to regent.edu/items.

Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email requesting authorization for Regent University to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution. International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES, AACRAO or NAFSA approved agency.

Step 3: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please submit a scanned copy or photograph of it to regent.edu/items.


Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu should you have any further questions about the application process.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

PART-TIME STUDENTS

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA)$5306$3,180
Master of Divinity (MDiv)$5306$3,180
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)$5306$3,180
Master of Theology (ThM)$6703$2,010
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)$6703$2,010
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)$6703$2,010

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA)$5309$4,770
Master of Divinity (MDiv)$5309$4,770
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)$5309$4,770
Master of Theology (ThM)$6706$4,020
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)$6706$4,020
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)$6706$4,020

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

Part-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA)$5306$3,180
Master of Divinity (MDiv)$5306$3,180
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)$5306$3,180
Master of Theology (ThM)$6703$2,010
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)$6703$2,010
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)$6703$2,010

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA)$5309$4,770
Master of Divinity (MDiv)$5309$4,770
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)$5309$4,770
Master of Theology (ThM)$6706$4,020
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)$6706$4,020
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)$6706$4,020

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

“I received a direct commission to the U.S. Army Reserves in the rank of Second Lieutenant on April 10, 2019. The decision to pursue a military career came as a result of my prayerfully discerning a clear call from God to join ministry, specifically through military chaplaincy during this time.”

Whitney Mathis, M. Div., 2020

“Thank you Regent University for making the most out of this special day for the Class of 2020.”

Richard Sarmiento, M.Div., 2020 Recruiting Specialist, Accenture Federal Services

“All the professors at Regent are truly gracious and willing to talk to you and help you — even if it's not class-related. They treat their job like it's their calling. Through them, I learned to care for people like a pastor would.”

Derek Hirtz, M.Div., 2015

“I experienced the Regent difference after visiting some of the best known seminaries. The faculty here prayed over each prospective student and laid hands on each of us. The Holy Spirit confirmed for me that day the Regent School of Divinity was where I needed to be.”

Matthew Chandler, M.Div., 2020 Director of Operations, Regent University School of Divinity