Master of Divinity
72 Credit hours
The Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree prepares our graduates for multiple kinds of ministry and community leadership, including parish ministry, many types of chaplaincy, and non-profit and for-profit service-based environments. The MDiv is the degree most often required for ordination and excellent preparation for ministry.
- Variety of learning formats, with emphasis on community life, peer learning and supervised ministry experiences
- One year of field experience through supervised ministry
- Ministerial formation component provides opportunity for theological reflection and vocational discernment
Frequently Asked Questions
Will the CTS MDiv sufficiently prepare me to meet the requirements of ordination in my denomination/church?
Yes, CTS is committed to helping students meet the requirements for ordination established by their denominations and churches. If you have specific questions about the requirements, we encourage you to talk with the Dean.
The weekend intensive format limits course work to six weeks, plus one additional week to finish final assignments as needed. The week-long intensive format typically involves some reading and writing assignments prior to the face-to-face week-long meeting. The professor teaching the course determines the syllabus.
You should expect to spend approximately 135 hours per three-credit hour course. This includes class time, reading, writing, research, off-site or immersion experiences, study groups, face-to-face meetings with the professor, etc.
In addition to orientation and training for faculty and students, we have created two new teaching assistant positions for online learning. Online Teaching Assistants are available to help you with new technologies.
Students may use a second year of Field Education / Supervised Ministry to participate in Clinical Pastoral Education. See the Director of Supervised Ministry for more information.
All students can take advantage of our extensive counseling program and center by taking classes, applying for a dual degree MDiv/counseling, and/or availing themselves to low-cost counseling services.
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