Master of Divinity Online

The M.Div. online is a 79-credit hour degree that can be completed in four years. An accelerated three-year plan is also available.

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Unable to relocate to us? We’ll come to you. The curriculum combines both online courses and 1-2 on-campus residency weeks each year.

Our Online Master of Divinity in Christian Ministries is the first online concentration launching Fall 2023. Built on the success of our Master of Arts in Christian Ministries program, this MDiv program adds 2 years of biblical languages, Hebrew and Greek, a Clinical Supervised Ministry Experience, and another elective in each academic core area: Old Testament, New Testament, Theology, Church History. This program can be completed four years or an accelerated three year program, whatever schedule fits your needs.


M.DIV. IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES The M.Div. with a concentration in Christian Ministries allows you to prepare for a variety of ministry positions by providing educational opportunities in each of the ministry concentrations. The curriculum emphasizes the Christian Ministries area by redistributing one elective from each of the other five areas of study to give the student 12 additional hours of study in the areas of Christian Care and Counseling, Church Administration, Preaching, Christian Spiritual Formation, World Mission or Christian Worship.

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Four-Year Schedule

Year 1

Fall• Old Testament Writings
• Spiritual Formation
• Elementary Hebrew
Spring• Personal Identity in Pastoral Care
• New Testament Backgrounds
• Elementary Hebrew 2
Summer• Christian Tradition and Mission

Year 2

Fall• Spiritual Formation and the Ministry of Teaching
• New Testament Writings
• Elementary Greek
Spring• Biblical Preaching
• Introduction to Theology
• Elementary Greek 2
Summer• The Church and the Stone-Campbell Movement
• Mentored Ministry Experience

Year 3

Fall• Church History Elective
• New Testament Elective
• Hebrew or Greek Language Elective
Spring• Old Testament
• Christological Principles for Ministry
Summer• Introduction to Christian World Mission
• Clinical Supervised Ministry Experience

Year 4

Fall• Theology Elective
• Old Testament Theology
• Theological Integration
Spring• Money and Ministry
• Ministry Team Dynamics and Leadership

Course Requirements

View all details and course requirements for this program in the Milligan University Catalog. The Milligan University academic catalog is the official, authoritative source for all academic requirements and policies. Any discrepancies in curricular requirements from other sources will default to the Catalog.

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