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Master of Divinity

The purpose of the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree program is to offer a course of study in theology at a graduate professional level. This program requires a minimum of three years of full-time study.

A. For those pursuing ordination, the following requirements apply:

1. Twenty-five three-credit-hour courses, as follows:

6 courses in Biblical Studies (3000-Q, 3200-Q, plus four others)
2 courses in Church History
3 courses in Theological Studies (3510-Q, plus two others)
5 courses in Liturgical Studies (3808-Q, 3818-Q, 3840-Q, plus two others)
2 courses in Moral Theology
6 courses in Pastoral Studies (at least one course in Faith Development, at least one in Pastoral Skills and at least one in Spirituality)
1 Integrative Seminar
25 total courses required.

2. The Supervised Practice of Ministry or a Clinical Pastoral Education basic unit from an accredited site must be completed prior to the student’s admission to year two of the degree program.

3. The internship requirement is a fifteen week parish internship sponsored by the College.

4. A minimum average of 70% with no mark less than 60% in all courses so graded.

5. A minimum of five of the seven semesters required for the degree as a full-time student (one of these semesters must be the postulant’s final semester before completion of the degree).

6. Completion of all the requirements of the M. Div. degree program normally within seven years from the date of first registration.

7. Postulants are expected to participate fully in the College’s commitment to a common rule of life, which requires attendance at Daily Offices, the Holy Eucharist, College retreats, and any such activities and events. Postulants are expected to attend all scheduled community activities and events. Request to be excused from any activities and events must be presented in advance to the Provost, except in unforeseeable circumstances such as sudden illness or family crisis. Missing scheduled activities, by choice or circumstances, may jeopardize completion of the degree program.

8. Postulants are required to:

• participate fully in the College’s commitment to a common rule of life
• participate in Parish and Community Placements
• attend the Vocational Development Seminar each semester
• engage in the Student Evaluation Process during the years.

B. For those not pursuing ordination, the following requirements apply:

1. Twenty-five three-credit-hour courses, as follows:

6 courses in Biblical Studies (3000-Q, 3200-Q, plus four others)
2 courses in Church History
3 courses in Theological Studies (3510-Q plus two others)
1 course in Liturgical Studies (Either 3808-Q or 3840-Q)
2 courses in Moral Theology
6 courses in Pastoral Studies (at least one course in Faith Development, at least one in Pastoral Skills and at least one in Spirituality)
1 Integrative Seminar
4 elective courses
25 total courses required.

2. The Supervised Practice of Ministry or a Clinical Pastoral Education basic unit from an accredited site must be completed prior to the student’s admission to year two of the degree program.

3. The internship requirement is a fifteen week practicum approved and sponsored by the College.

4. A minimum average of 70% with no mark less than 60% in all courses so graded.

5. A minimum of five of the seven semesters required for the degree as a full-time student.

6. Completion of all the requirements of the M. Div. degree program normally within seven years from the date of first registration.

7. Students are required to:

• participate in the Community Placement program for at least three semesters
• attend three Vocational Development Seminars

Note: The College encourages and welcomes those students enrolled in the Master of Divinity program but who are not seeking ordination to participate fully in the College’s liturgical, social, and corporate life.