Master of Divinity
 

 

The purpose of the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree program is to offer a course of study in theology at a graduate professional level. This program requires a minimum of three years of full-time study.
 
A. For those pursuing ordination, the following requirements apply:
 
  • Twenty-five three credit hour courses, as follows:
 
6 courses in Biblical Studies (Biblical Studies 3000-Q, 3200-Q, plus four others)
2 courses in Church History
3 courses in Theological Studies (Theological Studies 3520-Q and Theological Studies 3530-Q plus one other)
5 courses in Liturgical Studies (Liturgical Studies 3808-Q, 3840-Q, plus three others)
2 courses in Moral Theology
7 courses in Pastoral Studies (Pastoral Studies 3460-Q, 3440-Q, plus five others)
 
  • The Clinical Pastoral Education requirement is a basic unit from an accredited site and must be completed prior to the student's admission to year two of the degree program.
 
  • The internship requirement is a fifteen week parish internship sponsored by the College.
 
  • A minimum average of 70% with no mark less than 60% in all courses so graded.
 
  • A minimum of five of the seven semesters required for the degree as a full-time student (one of these semesters must be the postulant's final semester before completion of the degree)
 
  • Completion of all the requirements of the M. Div. degree program within seven years from the date of first registration.
 
  • Postulants are expected to participate fully in the College's commitment to a common rule of life, which requires attendance at Daily Offices, the Holy Eucharist, College retreats, and at all other community events.
 
  • Postulants are required to:
 
  • Participate in Parish and Community Placements.
 
B.For those not pursuing ordination, the following requirements apply:
 
  • Twenty-five three credit hour courses, as follows:
 
6 courses in Biblical Studies (Biblical Studies 3000-Q, 3200-Q, plus four others)
2 courses in Church History
3 courses in Theological Studies (Theological Studies 3520-Q and Theological Studies 3530-Q plus one other)
1 course in Liturgical Studies (Either Liturgical Studies 3808-Q or 3830-Q)
2 courses in Moral Theology
7 courses in Pastoral Studies (Pastoral Studies 3460-Q, 3440-Q, plus five others)
4 elective courses
 
  • The Clinical Pastoral Education requirement is a basic unit from an accredited site and must be completed prior to the student's admission to year two of the degree program.
 
  • The internship requirement is a fifteen week practicum approved and sponsored by the College.
 
  • A minimum average of 70% with no mark less than 60% in all courses so graded.
 
  • A minimum of five of the seven semesters required for the degree as a full-time student.
 
  • Completion of all the requirements of the M. Div. degree program within seven years from the date of first registration.
 
  • Students are required to:
 
Participate in the Community Placement program for at least three semesters.
Attend three Vocational Development Seminars.
Engage in the Student Developmental Assessment Program.
 

Note: The College encourages and welcomes those students enrolled in the Master of Divinity program but who are not seeking ordination to participate fully in the College's liturgical, social, and corporate life.