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School of Divinity Degrees

Whether you’re looking for an accredited seminary, academic or professional degree, you can find a program that fits your calling at the School of Divinity. Explore our programs below.

48 Credit Hours | Completely Online or On-Campus/Online Blend

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Christian Ministry is a professional theology degree for those who have been called to specialized ministry settings. This program underscores the importance of the application of theology to everyday life and ministry. Spiritual formation, coursework, and internships can help you develop practical solutions to ministry challenges.

36 Credit Hours | Completely Online

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Spiritual Formation is a challenging and practical program that can train you on how to lead people in personal transformation through God’s redemptive power. Develop proven ministry methods that make room for the work of the Holy Spirit to profoundly change lives and usher in renewal. You can be enriched in knowledge and personal growth as you put faith into practice for a career in full-time ministry.

84 Credit Hours | On Campus

The Master of Divinity in Biblical Literature & Languages (M.Div.) is a comprehensive degree incorporating elements of theological studies and practical ministry with a strong emphasis on biblical literature and languages. This degree is intended to prepare you for Christian ministry, act as a foundation for ordination, and prepare you for further studies at a doctoral level. The curriculum is highly focused on the Biblical Hebrew and Greek languages and the Scriptures themselves. You can receive focused training on how to accurately interpret the Scriptures, apply them to ministry, and proclaim them through preaching and teaching of God’s Holy Word. Plus, in year two of your program, you can enjoy a study abroad trip to Israel! Full-time students can complete this program in four years.

72 Credit Hours | Completely Online or On-Campus/Online Blend

The Master of Divinity in Theology & Ministry (M.Div.) degree is the traditional seminary degree that can prepare you for a professional ministry leadership role and ordination, whether in a church or parachurch organization or in a specialized ministry setting. Regent University’s School of Divinity is proud to offer one of the most-respected Master of Divinity in Theology & Ministry degree programs in Virginia. This comprehensive degree incorporates elements of both the Master of Theological Studies and Master of Arts in Practical Theology degrees, and is the standard prerequisite for the Doctor of Ministry, Doctor of Philosophy and other post-graduate degrees. Students planning to pursue ordination or terminal degrees should consult providers of those opportunities to determine specific requirements.

48 Credit Hours | Completely Online or On-Campus/Online Blend

The online Master of Theological Studies (MTS) program provides a graduate-level understanding of several theological disciplines for further graduate study or for general educational. This seminary program for online students can prepare you for theological research, writing and theology teacher training by offering a general foundation in theological studies and an opportunity to specialize in a concentrated area.

24 Credit Hours | Completely Online

In just two years of study in Regent’s advanced Master of Theology (Th.M.) program, you can acquire specialized knowledge beyond your M.Div., M.A. or MTS degree to enhance your professional competence in one of four areas of study: Biblical Studies, Christian Theology, Church History and Practical Theology. Our 24-credit-hour Th.M. program, offered entirely online, can provide you with the specialized training and intensive theological research and methodology required for advancement in church or marketplace ministry, teaching at the undergraduate level or entry into a doctoral program.

Advanced standing is available for those who complete the Th.M. and choose to pursue Regent’s Ph.D. in Renewal Theology.

36 Credit Hours | Contextual Cohort Model With Minimal Residency (1 week each semester) | Completely Online*

The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree is an ideal professional and terminal degree for those who serve the church in congregational or pulpit ministries, institutional or military chaplaincies, counseling ministries, missions agencies, parachurch organizations, or other ministry settings where advanced leadership skills are essential. You can be renewed spiritually and professionally as you gain new critical and analytical thinking tools to address your greatest areas of need in ministry.

*In June 2016, the ATS Board of Commissioners approved a three-year experimental online Doctor of Ministry program, permitting online instruction to fulfill residency requirements.

60 Credit Hours | Contextual Cohort Model | With Minimal Residency (2 weeks each semester)

The Doctor of Philosophy in Renewal Theology (Ph.D.) can allow you to obtain your degree while remaining within your life or career context. This terminal degree provides Christian education for teachers and researchers in theological colleges and universities, and scholarly enhancement for those serving the Renewal Movement worldwide. Students explore both the academic and spiritual aspects of biblical studies, Church history, Christian theology and practical theology to enhance their studies and research acumen. Graduates are prepared to contribute to the wider conversation of the theological academy from a Renewal perspective.