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Academic Programs

Tailored to You

Programs can be completed in a designated time or you may opt to move through the program at a slower speed. Contact us to discuss a degree plan tailored to meet your needs.

Master of Divinity

The M.Div. is a three-year, 79-credit hour degree offered on campus and online.

This program provides a breadth of education in all the areas of theological learning with a special focus on the practice of pastoral ministry. Whether serving in international missions, a rural church, an urban counseling center, a megachurch, or as a military or hospital chaplain, campus minister, college professor, or in any other venue, your ministry will be strengthened by an M.Div. Learn more »

Although the standard M.Div. program is recommended for most students preparing for ministerial service, 10 special concentrations are available as well:

  • Biblical Studies
  • Christian Care & Counseling
  • Christian Ministries
  • Christian Theology
  • Church History
  • Historical Theology
  • New Testament
  • Old Testament
  • Spiritual Formation
  • World Mission

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Master of Theological Studies

The MTS is a two-year, 49-credit hour degree.

This program is designed for students who desire a theological background before pursuing further graduate or professional study or for work in a professional field outside of traditional ministries. In-depth biblical study is the focus with some training in practical ministerial skills. Learn more »

Students in this program may concentrate in 6 academic areas:

  • Biblical Studies
  • Christian Theology
  • Church History
  • Historical Theology
  • New Testament
  • Old Testament

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Master of Arts in Christian Ministries 

The MACM is a three-year, 48-credit hour degree.

Stay where you are and enhance your current ministry. This practical ministries program is a mostly online degree designed to enhance the work you are already doing in ministry, without relocation. The world of ministry is changing, and Emmanuel can prepare you to better meet the needs of the people you are serving. Learn more »

Doctor of Ministry

The D.Min. is a 36-credit hour degree that takes three to five years to complete.

Integrate your practical experience with deeper study. This program enables ministers to integrate their practical experience in ministry with doctoral-level course work, all while accommodating their schedule. Increasing religious pluralism, the expansion of world religions, and the globalization of theological education call for more breadth and depth in the education of Christian leaders. Learn more »


Certificate in Christian Ministries (17-credit hour program)

This program provides foundational competencies and professional development for those in full-time ministry. The curriculum spans the seminary’s core learning areas and includes courses in pastoral, biblical, theological, and historical study and is excellent continuing education for church staff. Courses can be applied to the MACM or other seminary degree programs for those considering a future degree. Learn more »

Certificate in Counseling Ministry (19-credit hour program)

Expand your knowledge and application of counseling. This program will introduce you to basic knowledge about both secular and Christian perspectives on counseling and how these may be applied in a church-based setting. Students who complete this program will be prepared to work in churches, mission agencies, and other settings in which informal counseling and support groups are often provided. Learn more »

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