Those entering pastoral, missionary, and other Christian education ministries are called by God to be fully equipped. The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) equips those preparing for church or mission vocation by providing a broad biblical, theological, and practical foundation for ministry.

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CREDITS

$375

COST PER CREDIT

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TOTAL COST

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YEARS

“Choosing the right seminary is crucial, for it will shape your thinking process in all future ministries.”

John MacArthur
President, Professor of Pastoral Ministry

Purpose

The Master of Divinity curriculum provides a basic three-year program in graduate theological education for those preparing for church or mission vocations requiring ordination. The program is designed to provide a broad biblical, theological, and practical foundation for those entering pastoral, missionary, or other Christian education ministries.


Biblical
Understanding

The emphasis on a thorough knowledge and understanding of the Bible is demonstrated throughout the curriculum, especially in direct Bible study courses, and in the biblical language, hermeneutics, and theology courses.


Personal
Growth

The emphasis on personal growth is demonstrated in the required discipleship labs, chapels, and in significant portions of the field education and pastoral ministries courses.


Pastoral
Preparation

The emphasis on professional preparation is demonstrated primarily through the pastoral ministries, expository preaching, ordination, and counseling courses.

Further Study

The M.Div. also provides a basis for further graduate study leading to such degrees as Master of Theology (Th.M.), Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.), or Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).

FACULTY

All of our M.Div. faculty are pastor qualified and committed to discipling students in both their academic and personal lives. Small class sizes and discipleship labs mean professors not only know you by name, they are personally involved in your life.


See the full list of TMS Faculty.

Flexible Options

In addition to traditional course offerings at our L.A. campus,
we also provide alternative means for students to study at The Master’s Seminary.


Online
Classes

Designed to assist Master of Divinity students in completing up to a year’s worth of classes before joining us on campus.

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Night
Courses

We offer up to one year of night courses for the convenience of our students who need to work full-time during the day.


Distance
Locations

In addition to our L.A. campus, students can also participate in the M.Div. program at strategic locations throughout the U.S.

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Entrance Requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements listed in the catalog, enrollment in the Master of Divinity program requires possession of a baccalaureate degree, or the academic equivalent, from an approved institution, with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale) for all undergraduate work.

Prerequisites

Applicants who are graduates of unaccredited institutions or who present grade point averages lower than 2.5 may be considered for probationary admission status if their references include unusually high commendations for potential ministry. Explore our M.Div. alternative programs, The Bachelor of Theology and the Diploma of Theology.

International Students

There are specific requirements for applicants coming from outside of the United States. International students are encouraged to apply.

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