Master of Divinity
Gain a firm understanding of scripture and practical ministry skills.
The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) is the most comprehensive formational degree for ministry that ACU’s Graduate School of Theology offers. It is our shared mission to serve the church by equipping our students.
The M.Div. is designed to offer you a firm grounding in scripture, history and theology as well as training in practical ministry skills such as spiritual formation, preaching, teaching, pastoral care, and navigating culture, people, and conflict. This graduate degree will prepare you to enter into all forms of ministry or expand your current vocation; it also provides a solid foundation for further study in Ph.D., Th.D. and D.Min. programs.
Why Master of Divinity at ACU?
Through a sequence of contextual education courses, students are formed for ministry by practicing what they learn in specific ministry contexts. We believe ministry preparation cannot be “classroom only” learning nor can it be merely unguided “on the job” training.
Weekly mentoring groups provide an informal setting for prayer and discussion among your peers and faculty mentors.
Our faculty are internationally noted scholars who have a profound commitment to the formation of students. They are accessible and responsive to students needs and hospitable to their ideas and voice.
This 72-credit hour resident graduate program in ministry is designed to be completed in less than four years. It offers:
- Coursework can include New Testament Theology, Introduction to Hebrew I, Theology of Ministry, and more
- An alternate a Missions track is also available.
- Intentional professor/student ratio to enable academic and pedagogical mentoring.
- Abilene Christian University’s Graduate School of Theology is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada to award its master’s and doctoral degrees.
See our accreditation here.