120 quarter units (30 courses)
The Master of Divinity degree is a comprehensive graduate theological program covering a wide range of general and specialized subjects, designed to prepare students for full-time service in the church of Jesus Christ.
The curriculum is controlled by a vision of Christ's Church as the people of God - a living, worshiping, witnessing community, within which faith is nurtured and through which Christ is served in the world. The curriculum is designed to instruct students in the study of theology in its widest sense, so that they may grow in the knowledge of God, discover and develop their God-given gifts and become more effective members of the body of Christ. This involves a deepening understanding of God and God's world through rigorous academic discipline; but it also involves, in part as the fruit of such discipline, personal spiritual growth and maturity, and the acquiring of the relevant skills that will enable students to use their theological insights effectively in practical Christian ministry.
The curriculum has also been recently reshaped with a focus on
- Vocational discernment to help you identify and plan for your calling
- Discipleship practices to help you grow in your faith
- Integration to give you the skills to connect your courses in meaningful ways
- Contextualizing to help you apply what you're learning to real-world situations
Note: the MDiv cannot be completed in its entirety at the Colorado campus. 40 units (10 of the 30 courses) must be completed at an MDiv-approved campus (Pasadena, Orange County, Bay Area, Seattle, Arizona, Texas).
MDiv Degree Overview