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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, 90-credit hour degree.

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Master of Divinity

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.
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Master of Divinity in New Testament

This program offers advanced study of the writings of the New Testament, their language, social-historical background, literary features, and theology. 
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Master of Divinity in Old Testament

This program offers advanced study of the books of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, including their text and language, social-historical background, literary character, and theology.
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Master of Divinity in Church History

This program studies the formation of Christian identity and ecclesial life in the light of the apostolic witness of the New Testament and the shaping influences of twenty centuries of history.
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Master of Divinity in Historical Theology

This program is dedicated to the study of theology as central to Christian tradition while deeply engaging its historical and cultural contexts and implications for contemporary Christian life.
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Master of Divinity in Christian Theology

This program is most concerned with contemporary Christian theology as a discipline that attends to all aspects of Christian life under the triune God. The area draws upon the rich theological resources of the Christian tradition across cultures to respond to life’s persistent questions and spiritual conditions in ways that aspire to salvation, hope, and justice in the world.
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Master of Divinity in Christian Care & Counseling

This program prepares you for counseling positions within the church and many civil contexts including, but not limited to: hospital and military chaplaincy; marriage, family, substance abuse, and grief counseling; campus or prison ministries; and a variety of other positions.
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Master of Divinity in Christian Ministries

This program prepares you for a variety of ministry positions by providing educational opportunities in each of the ministry concentrations: Christian Care and Counseling, Church Administration, Preaching, Christian Spiritual Formation, World Missions, or Christian Worship.
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Master of Divinity in Christian World Mission

This program provides you special preparation for participating in the mission of the church to the world, especially in a cross-cultural environment.
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Master of Divinity in Christian Spiritual Formation

This program offers you a professional course of study that is strongly grounded in the Bible and theology, contemporary knowledge of human development, and the history and practice of Christian spirituality.
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Master of Arts in Religion

The MAR is a two-year, 58-credit hour degree.

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Master of Arts in Religion

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.
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Master of Arts in Religion – New Testament

This program is traditionally pursued by those planning further graduate studies in the field of New Testament. The New Testament area offers advanced study of the writings of the New Testament, their language, social-historical background, literary features, and theology.
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Master of Arts in Religion – Old Testament

This program is traditionally pursued by those planning further graduate studies in the field of Old Testament. The Old Testament area offers advanced study of the books of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, including their text and language, social-historical background, literary character, and theology.
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Master of Arts in Religion – Church History

This program is traditionally pursued by those planning further graduate studies in the field of church history. Church history is the study of the formation of Christian identity and ecclesial life in the light of the apostolic witness of the New Testament and the shaping influences of twenty centuries of history.
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Master of Arts in Religion – Christian Theology

This program is traditionally pursued by those planning further graduate studies in the field of Christian theology. The Area of Christian Theology is most concerned with contemporary Christian theology as a discipline that attends to all aspects of Christian life under the triune God.
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Master of Arts in Religion – Historical Theology

This program is traditionally pursued by those planning further graduate studies in historical theology. The Area of Christian Theology and the Area of Church history are dedicated to the study of theology as central to Christian tradition while deeply engaging its historical and cultural contexts and implications for contemporary Christian life.
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Master of Arts in Christian Ministries 

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

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Master of Arts in Christian Ministries

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.
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Doctor of Ministry

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

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Doctor of Ministry

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.
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Certificates

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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.
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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.
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