Master of Divinity (M.Div.)

Master of Divinity (M.Div)

The three-year Master of Divinity (M.Div.) is the cornerstone of CTH. This program prepares students for Holy Orders with courses of study in four departments: Biblical Studies, Church History, Dogmatic Theology & Liturgics, and Pastoral Theology.

More than a third of the program is concentrated in the area of Holy Scripture. In order for students to carry out their Holy Orders requirements to preach the Word of God, they must know the Scriptures. This is why study of the Scriptures in their original languages is deemed necessary. In addition to introductory courses on history, background, and hermeneutics, students receive training in all of the books of the Old and New Testaments.


The M.Div. requires 133 credit hours. Worship and spiritual formation is also required for those pursuing the M.Div.

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Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
133 Credit Hours
  • Broadest Priestly/Scholarly Training
  • 3 Years
  • Spiritual Formation Component
"The Master of Divinity is an incredibly thorough degree for those seeking Pastoral/Priestly ministry. It has a much needed balance between scholarly study and practical theology. The weekend format is also fantastic for the working minister or student with a family."
Rev. Fr. Michael K. Templin
M.Div. Graduate