Fully Equipped

The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) is a graduate theological program designed to fully equip those preparing for vocational ministry in the church, missions, or Christian education.





For full-time,
LA campus students.



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Program Purpose

The Master of Divinity program focuses on three areas of special emphasis: Biblical-theological understanding, personal growth, and professional preparation.


Through Bible, biblical language, hermeneutics, and theology courses, students will learn to synthesize the input of biblical languages and theological constructs to preach and teach the Bible within any ministry context.


Personal growth is encouraged through weekly chapels and discipleship meetings between students and faculty. We prepare spiritual leaders in the disciplines of holiness, prayer, leadership, and compassion required for ministry.

Professional Preparation

Students train for ministry through the pastoral ministries, expository preaching, ordination, and counseling courses which prepares them to construct a personal, biblical philosophy of ministry with application to their goals.

Curriculum Breakdown

The M.Div. curriculum provides a broad biblical, theological, and practical foundation for ministry. Electives allow you to go beyond the core curriculum and prepare you specifically for your future ministry goals. Whether you want to preach more effectively, pursue further academic training, serve overseas on the mission field, become a Bible translator, or hone your skills in biblical counseling, the M.Div. will fully equip you for ministry.
10 language courses
7 bible courses
6 theology courses
6 ministry skills courses
5 preaching courses
5 elective courses
"Choosing the right seminary is crucial for it will shape your thinking process in all future ministries."

- John MacArthur

Flexible Options


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


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


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

Entrance Requirements

Acceptance to the Master of Divinity program requires a continued standard of character in accordance with 1 Tim 3:1-7 - a life of Christian testimony and faithful service to the local church.

A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.5 or above is required for admission in good standing.

For those who do not meet the Master of Divinity entrance requirements, the same pastoral ministry training is available through the Bachelor of Theology and the Diploma of Theology programs.

Applicants coming from outside of the United States need to be aware of specific requirements for international students.

Further Study

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