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M.Div. – Christian Discipleship

Prepare to Lead Through Regent’s M.Div. – Christian Discipleship Degree Program

Are you ready to help others develop a closer relationship with Christ? Regent’s Master of Divinity with a concentration in Christian Discipleship will provide you with the biblical, theological and practical understanding of how people grow in faith. You will learn effective models and principles in discipleship for a range of ministry settings. Through this specialized degree, you’ll also prepare for full-time ministry, ordination, or doctoral studies. This master’s divinity degree is available fully online or can be taken partially online and partially on campus in Virginia Beach.

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BROADEN YOUR UNDERSTANDING

Explore how to spread the gospel and engage newly converted Christians.

LEARN FROM TOP SCHOLARS & PRACTITIONERS

Examine biblical models for making disciples in all stages of life.

ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE

Experience Regent, ranked among top national universities by U.S. News & World Report, 2020.

Presented from a Christian perspective, this degree is supported by our respected faculty in Virginia Beach.

To learn more about this program, please complete the Request Information form on this page.

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 M.Div. – Christian Discipleship degree, you will be able to:

  • Develop biblical models for discipleship and Christian outreach.
  • Foster faithful and intentional congregational leaders eager to disciple others.
  • Lead renewal and training programs that restore people’s faith in God.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Christian Educator
  • Discipleship Pastor
  • Children’s, Youth, or Young Adult Pastor
  • Preparation for the D.Min. or other terminal seminary degrees
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Higher median usual weekly earnings for workers with a master's degree versus a bachelor's degree U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

Biblical principles for building reproducing disciples based upon the Great Commission, including discipleship strategies for a range of settings.

Biblical principles concerning the development and exercise of Christian leadership in ministry settings. Emphasis on mobilizing people for Spirit-led service in the local church.

An integrated perspective of the pastoral functions, practices and offices in the local church, with special applied emphasis on the sacraments, ordinances, funerals and weddings. Critical issues in pastoral leadership are examined with an emphasis on avoiding pastoral pitfalls and fulfilling one’s calling with integrity.

Specialized discipleship aimed at growing and maturing children from birth to 12 years old. Learn how to design customized discipleship curriculum that addresses the unique needs to children and their age-specific spiritual growth.
Specialized discipleship aimed at growing and maturing youth from 13 to 18 years old. Learn how to design customized discipleship curriculum that addresses the unique needs of teenage youth.
Specialized discipleship aimed at growing and maturing adults and their families. Learn how to design custom curriculum to help adults and their families reach their full potential in Christ and ministry.

2020-21 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 14Monday, August 24
Session MFriday, September 11Monday, September 21
Session BFriday, October 16Monday, October 26
Session CTuesday, January 5Monday, January 11
Session TFriday, January 29Monday, February 8
Session DFriday, March 5Monday, March 15
Session EFriday, April 30Monday, May 10
Session FFriday, June 11Monday, June 21

*International applicants may begin in the fall or spring semesters only with an application deadline of February 15 (fall) or July 15 (spring).

Admissions Requirements

To be considered for acceptance into the master’s programs at the School of Divinity, the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requires applicants to have a completed four-year bachelor’s degree (in any field) from a regionally accredited, post-secondary institution or an institution accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Applicants with a bachelor’s degree from a non-regionally accredited institution will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Note: Army active duty, reserve and National Guard members may find detailed information on the application process through GoArmyEd on our GoArmyEd Admissions Guide.

In addition, applicants to master’s level programs should have:

  • high intellectual achievement and scholarship as evidenced by college transcripts and the applicant’s writing sample
  • spiritual maturity and integrity of character
  • personal goals consistent with the mission of Regent University
  • understand and accept the Statement of Faith

Application Process

1. Submit Your Application
Complete the School of Divinity Application for Admission. Note: We also require your official transcript from your degree-granting institution, which indicates successful completion of a bachelor’s degree program. Regent has partnered with DocuSign to offer a secure, electronic way for your previous college transcripts to be delivered on your behalf once you have registered for your first semester.

2. Pay Your $50 Application Fee
Your application will be fully processed once we have received your nonrefundable application fee. Mail a check payable to “Regent University” to Enrollment Support Services (see address below).

3. Apply for Financial Aid
Complete the FAFSA.

4. Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire
Please complete a brief admissions questionnaire based on your professional goals and interests, and provide thoughtful and thorough responses. This will give us a better opportunity to get to know you and see how your objectives align with our programs. Once completed, the questionnaire will be sent directly to an admissions counselor who will be in touch with you to help complete the rest of your application. Access the Admissions Questionnaire.

5. Submit Your Unofficial College Transcripts*
We are able to examine and view your unofficial transcript from a U.S.-based school, which indicates successful completion of a bachelor’s degree program, in order to review you for an admissions decision. Please submit your unofficial transcript to our Admissions Office by email to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: DIV Master’s Application Pieces.

Non-U.S. transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company. For further details, please review the International Admissions Checklist on the International Students Admissions page.

International Applicants: Please visit the International Students Admissions page for a more detailed explanation of the Regent University application information and to determine whether or not you qualify as an international student.

*Upon conditional acceptance to the program by review of unofficial transcripts, Regent University’s Admissions Office will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution, which indicate successful completion of a bachelor’s degree program. We will notify you if your previous institution will not release transcripts directly to us.

6. Submit Your Government-Issued ID
To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please email a scanned copy or photograph of it to apply@regent.edu with the subject line: Government ID.

7. Mail all documents that are completed offline to the following address:
Regent University
Enrollment Support Services
1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Phone: 757.352.4127 | Fax: 757.352.4381


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

Part Time

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per SemesterTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Master of Arts (MA)$5006$3,00048$24,000
Master of Divinity (MDiv)$5006$3,00072$36,000
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)$5006$3,00048$24,000
Master of Theology (ThM)$6503$1,95024$15,600
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)$6503$1,95036$23,400
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)$6503$1,95060$39,000

Full Time

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per SemesterTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Master of Arts (MA)$5009$4,50048$24,000
Master of Divinity (MDiv)$5009$4,45572$35,640
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)$5009$4,50048$24,000
Master of Theology (ThM)$6506$3,90024$15,600
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)$6506$3,90036$23,400
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)$6506$3,90060$39,000

Student Fees Per Semester

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

Part TIme

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per SemesterTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Master of Arts (MA)$5006$3,00048$24,000
Master of Divinity (MDiv)$5006$3,00072$36,000
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)$5006$3,00048$24,000
Master of Theology (ThM)$6503$1,95024$15,600
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)$6503$1,95036$23,400
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)$6503$1,95060$39,000

Full Time

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per SemesterTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Master of Arts (MA)$5009$4,50048$24,000
Master of Divinity (MDiv)$5009$4,45572$35,640
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)$5009$4,50048$24,000
Master of Theology (ThM)$6506$3,90024$15,600
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)$6506$3,90036$23,400
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)$6506$3,90060$39,000

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$750
University Services Fee (Online Students)$600

*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’s tough being a student when you’re older but [Regent] had so much flexibility and understanding that enabled me to pursue my degree.”

Ed Lee, M.A., 2017 Practical Theology

“Regent University puts care into creating ministers with longevity.”

Timothy Berry, M.Div., 2015 Biblical Theology

“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 graduated from Regent University with a M.A. in Practical Theology. As I stand at the doorstep of my calling, I can see now how every lesson and interaction has prepared me.”

Son-Djerry Cameus, M.A. in Practical Theology, 2020 Community Navigator/Family Coach, La Esperanza

“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