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School of Divinity Introduces Four New Degrees

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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. 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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“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

“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 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.”

2LT Whitney Mathis,

“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

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

Timothy Berry, M.Div., 2015 Biblical Theology

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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December 10, 2020
#RegentPrays: Regent University School of Divinity Launches 24-Hour Prayer Chain

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (December 10, 2020) – The Regent University School of Divinity has deployed a new 24-hour prayer group to accept prayer requests around the clock and to pray for the …

June 19, 2020
Regent University School of Divinity Introduces Four New Degrees

Explore Regent's new master's programs. Complete in as little as 12 months! Christian Discipleship, Church Leadership,Church Planting, Evangelism & Mission …

March 24, 2020
Regent University Launches Regent Stories Campaign to Feature Remarkable Alumni

The most popular movie genre in North America is adventure. The highest grossing film franchise and series worldwide is Marvel Cinematic Universe.* We all love stories of courage and …

February 3, 2020
What Is Cyber Theology (And Why Is It Important)?

More people are using the internet to enable and empower communities. These online communities form cultures, learned beliefs, and values that guide behaviors. For those seeking spiritual connection, ministry leaders …

January 30, 2020
What is the Difference Between Theology and Divinity?

Interested in Christian studies and the difference between divinity and theology? Choosing to study to become a pastor can lead to a meaningful ministry in which you can serve God, lead a church, and make a …

October 3, 2019
The Bible’s Not Socialist. A Single Book Proves It

By Rob Schwarzwalder “Jesus was a socialist.” That’s the claim of a professor at Occidental College, and a lot of other Christians. Of course, that’s silly. How do we know it’s silly? Because the book of …

September 20, 2019
Why Should I Earn a College Degree While in the Military?

By Brett Tubbs Serving in the military is an "all-in" feat. More than "just a job," military service is a lifestyle. Wondering whether pursuing a college education fits in? Here’s the thing: Getting your …

September 17, 2019
How Can I Earn My College Degree While Deployed?

By Brett Tubbs Getting a degree while serving active duty in the Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, the National Guard or Special Forces is an impressive goal on many fronts. You’re already living out an incredible …

August 27, 2019
Chapel at Regent University to be Dedicated to Jack E. Shaw and Jane L. Shaw in Ceremony on August 28

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (August 27, 2019) – On Wednesday, August 28, Regent University will dedicate its chapel to businessman, investor and philanthropist Jack E. Shaw …

August 5, 2019
God's Presence in Grief

A Message from Dr. William Hathaway Dean, School of Psychology & Counseling The Regent University community extends love and support to those affected by the recent shootings in Ohio and Texas. "These tragedies continue to highlight the …

August 1, 2019
Homebody, Social Butterfly or Burnout? How Knowing Your Student Type Can Determine Your Collegiate Success

The Ancient Greeks may well have been on to something when they declared: “Know thyself.” Knowing yourself — your strengths, weaknesses, habits, and …

July 31, 2019
Regent University Receives High Marks in Rankings

This past month, released their Best Online Accredited Schools, a list in which they place Regent University #1 out of 50. What’s more, they ranked Regent in Best Online Master's Degree Programs …

July 29, 2019
Top 10 College Considerations for Military and How Regent University Delivers

By Brett Tubbs If you’re a part of our United States military as an active service member, reservist, a military spouse, or dependent one thing is certain: You’re not an average student …

July 10, 2019
What is Your Learning Style (And Does It Spell Success)?

By Sarah Nguyen We all have certain ways that we learn and process information. Some prefer lectures and small group discussions. Others learn better through hands-on activities. And still others by seeing a …

June 21, 2019
41 Regent University Students Journey to Israel for a Special Trip

For many students, summer is a time of rest, recuperation and relaxation. However, for 41 students from Regent University — nearly all of whom are students in the School of Divinity’s (SOD) …