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M.Div. – Biblical Studies

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

Coming Spring 2023!

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

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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 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 (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 – Biblical Studies concentration, you will be able to:

  • 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.

2022-23 Semester Check-In Deadlines

All new 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 12Monday, August 22
Session MFriday, September 9Monday, September 19
Session BFriday, October 14Monday, October 24
Session CWednesday, January 4Monday, January 9
Session TFriday, January 27Monday, February 6
Session DFriday, March 3Monday, March 13
Session EFriday, April 28Monday, May 8
Session FFriday, June 9Monday, June 19

Admissions Requirements

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Step 2: Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire

  • After you submit your application, you will receive a link to complete the required admissions questionnaire.

Step 3: Submit Your Unofficial College Transcripts

  • Email your unofficial college transcripts to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Unofficial Transcripts.
  • Upon conditional acceptance, Regent University will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution.
  • International transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company.

Step 4: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

  • Email a photo of your government-issued ID to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Government ID.
  • Please note that 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)$5156$3,090
Master of Divinity (MDiv)$5156$3,090
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)$5156$3,090
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)$5159$4,635
Master of Divinity (MDiv)$5159$4,635
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)$5159$4,635
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)$800
University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Part-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA)$5006$3,000
Master of Divinity (MDiv)$5006$3,000
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)$5006$3,000
Master of Theology (ThM)$6503$1,950
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)$6503$1,950
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)$6503$1,950

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA)$5009$4,500
Master of Divinity (MDiv)$5009$4,455
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)$5009$4,500
Master of Theology (ThM)$6506$3,900
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)$6506$3,900
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)$6506$3,900

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800
University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Estimated Cost of Attendance: View the estimated cost of attendance to see an example of the total cost of tuition and fees.

“It was the beginning stages of Regent's D.Min. program that really helped define my leadership gift and lay a foundation for what the Lord has done. It gave me the practical tools that I needed.”

Mark Batterson, D.Min., 2013 Lead Pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D.C.; New York Times Best-Selling Author

“I want to take what Regent taught me back to Uganda in a language they can easily understand and relate to.”

Boniface Odong, M.Div., 2017

“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

“Regent was the final yes to answering my call to ministry. My Regent M.Div. degree was exactly what I needed to equip people in ministry.”

Nina Anderson, M.Div., 2014 Pastor, The Well; Kingdom Strategist, Nina Anderson Ministries; Motivational Speaker; Family & Service Pastor, New Life Church