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School of Divinity

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Regent University’s chapel and divinity school in Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

School of Divinity

Prepare for Full-Time Ministry & Ordination

Pursue Your Master of Divinity (M.Div.) Degree Online or in Virginia Beach. 72 credit hours. 8-week courses. Explore the M.Div. Program
A lady with an open book: Regent University's School of Divinity offers an MDiv degree program.

School of Divinity

School of Divinity Introduces Four New Degrees

Christian Discipleship, Church Leadership, Church Planting, Evangelism & Mission. 100% online. Complete in just 12 months. Read more
Regent University's chapel and Divinity Building in Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

School of Divinity

Anchored in the Gospel

Among the nation’s first ATS-approved fully online Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) Programs. Explore the D.Min. Program
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School of Divinity

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Join our seminary graduates to affect change. Read Testimonials
Mark Batterson, a pastor and an alumnus of Regent University's School of Divinity.

School of Divinity

Regent University’s School of Divinity is a renewal-perspective, interdenominational school of theology for all who want to follow their faith into ministry education for the 21st century. As a seminary student, you’ll receive first-rate curriculum in biblical interpretation, theology and Christian history to guide you to begin leading, or lead more effectively, within your ministry.

Regent’s seminary school is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools to offer master’s degrees in practical theology and divinity completely online, with no residency requirements. We also offer flexible on-campus and low-residency options at Virginia Beach. Additionally, you can transfer up to 90 credit hours — 50% of a graduate degree. Whether you choose to become a minister, teach in the academy, join the military, or serve on the mission field, you can change the world through the Gospel.

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“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 has maintained a high standard of scholarship and the practical aspects of leadership, and they have outstanding professors. I was blessed when I was there.”

Daniel Backens, M.A. in Practical Theology, 1999 Senior Pastor, New Life Church

“My journey through the School of Divinity was transformational, challenging and inspirational. The Spirit-filled faculty and staff were dedicated to my success as a student and a military officer. My classes — both on campus and online — exuded excellence and sound biblical teaching.”

Tierra S. Gibbs, M.A., 2012 Practical Theology

“"When I think of Regent University, I think of destiny. Regent has been such an integral part of my, one, knowing my destiny, two, being formed and shaped to fulfill my destiny, and then, three, thrusting me into that next step."”

Kevin Turpin, M.A. in Practical Theology, 2001 Senior Assistant Pastor & President, Founder of Life Enrichment Center; Senior Associate Pastor, New Life Church

“In 2015, the Lord began stirring our hearts that it was time to leave everything familiar behind and move here to pursue our degrees at Regent.”

Cheryl You, M.Div., 2019

Graduates go on to have successful careers in the global marketplace, including positions at Fortune 100 companies.

  • Alpha
  • Asbury College
  • Assemblies of God World Missions
  • Association of Related Churches
  • Biblical Counseling Services
  • Billy Graham Evangelistic Assoc.
  • Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center
  • Calvary Revival Network
  • China Outreach Ministries
  • Christ for the Nations
  • Christian Broadcasting Network
  • Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ)
  • Department of Defense
  • Elim Bible Institute
  • Focus on the Family
  • Foursquare Church
  • Global Awakening
  • INJOY Stewardship Services
  • The King’s University
  • Leadership Training International
  • Lee University
  • London School of Theology
  • Louisville Seminary
  • McDonald Army Community Hospital
  • My Sister’s Keeper Foundation for Women
  • National Fatherhood Initiative
  • New Life Ministries International
  • North American Mission Board
  • Operation Blessing
  • Oral Roberts University
  • The Pentagon
  • The Potter’s House
  • Samaritan’s Purse
  • Strang Communication
  • U.S. Armed Forces
  • Willow Creek Network
  • World Harvest
  • Wycliffe Bible Translators
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August 18, 2021
Rising World Changers

Meet Nine Accomplished Graduates from the Class of 2021 who are Ready to Change the World Sheila Atieno (College of Arts & Sciences ’21)B.S. in Biophysical Sciences Sheila is living proof that miracles exist. In middle school, a train wreck left …

July 22, 2021
Regent University Named #1 Safest College Campus in Virginia

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (July 22, 2021) – Regent University has been ranked the #1 Safest College in Virginia. Regent’s outstanding safeguards were recognized in a new report by YourLocalSecurity, an ADT authorized provider and partner of …

July 1, 2021
Regent University School of Divinity Welcomes New Faculty Members

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (July 1, 2021) – Today, the Regent University School of Divinity announced the appointment of six new faculty members and a new administrative role. “The School of Divinity is experiencing exponential …

June 17, 2021
Regent University Names William L. Hathaway, Ph.D., Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (June 17, 2021) – Today, Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson, founder, chancellor, and CEO of Regent University, announced that the university has appointed William L. Hathaway, Ph.D. to …

June 14, 2021
Regent Announces New M.A. in Online Ministry Program for Fall 2021

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (June 14, 2021) – Regent University's School of Divinity will launch a new Master of Arts in Online Ministry program in Fall 2021. This 36-credit-hour master's degree, delivered entirely online, offers a …

June 11, 2021
Spring 2021 Faculty Awards for Excellence Announced by Regent's Office of Academic Affairs

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (June 11, 2021) - Regent University's Faculty Awards for Excellence program recognizes faculty for their extraordinary commitment and dedication to Regent's mission as evidenced by …

May 8, 2021
Regent University Celebrates Largest Graduating Class at 41st Commencement Ceremony

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (May 8, 2021) – On Saturday, May 8, 2021, Regent University conferred over 2,500 undergraduate and graduate degrees at its 41st commencement ceremony—making the class of 2021 the largest …

April 26, 2021
Regent University Freezes Tuition for 2021-22 Academic Year

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (April 26, 2021) – To help students recover from the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Regent University will freeze tuition for all classes in Fall 2021 through Summer 2022, both online and on campus. For …

April 22, 2021
Regent University Ranked #1 Theological & Ministerial Online Doctoral Degree in the U.S.

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (April 22, 2021) – Regent University has been ranked the #1 most popular school for theological and ministerial studies in the U.S. for students who want to pursue an online doctoral …

April 5, 2021
Regent School of Divinity to Host “For the Church, By the Church” Webinar on April 14, 2021

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (April 5, 2021) - Regent University’s School of Divinity will host a webinar on the topic of revival, titled “For the Church. By the Church,” on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. The …

March 30, 2021
Regent University Dean Launches Library Leadership Council

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (March 30, 2021) – The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) recently approved a proposal submitted by Dean of Regent University Library Esther Gillie to establish a CCCU Library Leadership Council …

March 18, 2021
10 Things You Need to Know About Regent 2021 Commencement and Commissioning Virtual Ceremonies

Regent is excited that graduates and their supporters from around the world can come together during a virtual experience to celebrate the culmination of our journey together. Here are some important …

March 18, 2021
Regent University Announces Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as 2021 Commencement Speaker

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (March 18, 2021) – Regent University is pleased to announce former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as the keynote speaker for its 41st commencement ceremony on May 8, 2021. Secretary …

March 8, 2021
Regent University Will Celebrate Virtual Commencement Ceremony on May 8, 2021

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (March 8, 2021) – On Saturday, May 8, 2021, Regent University will celebrate its 41st commencement ceremony in a virtual format with live-streamed events at www.regent.edu/commencement. We are …

February 4, 2021
Regent University School of Divinity Growth Outpaces Industry Average

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (February 4, 2021) – Regent University School of Divinity has achieved exponential enrollment growth, outpacing seminaries across the United States. Over the past four years, Regent’s M.Div. enrollment …