Degree Programs

Cincinnati Christian University offers the following degree programs:

Master of Divinity (MDiv)

Offered through Cincinnati Bible Seminary, the Master of Divinity degree is a 90-hour degree offered to students who have completed a baccalaureate degree at an accredited undergraduate educational institution. For students who do not have an extensive undergraduate Bible education, the MDiv degree is considered to be the basic degree for professional church-related ministries.

The MDiv degree is a professional ministry degree requiring courses in Biblical Studies (including Biblical Languages), Theological Studies, Church History, and Practical Ministries.


Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC)

The Master of Arts in Counseling program is housed within the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences. The 60-hour program is designed to prepare counselors with strong Christian philosophical foundations, counseling theory, empirically supported treatments, and clinical skills to provide services in churches, agencies, and mental health centers. The Master of Arts in Counseling degree fulfills the requirements for licensure as a professional counselor in the State of Ohio, credentialing as a National Certified Counselor, and is compliant with national training standards. To enhance learning, MAC students engage in experiential, growth-oriented activities throughout their training, particularly in practicum, internship and group counseling classes. Unless approval is granted from MAC faculty, students are expected to complete 12 credits per year to stay active in the program.


Master of Arts in Religion (MAR)

The Master of Arts (Religion) is oriented toward general and theological studies. The MAR allows a variety of concentrations and specializations taken from a research perspective that encourages students to integrate general biblical, theological, and historical studies into a study concentration. The MAR degree is a 54-hour degree that should take at least two years to complete. Students who have done previous studies in Bible, theology, or a related field may receive up to 18 hours of credit toward reduced degree duration. The MAR degree should not be seen as preparatory for professional ministry. It allows practitioners to research and deepen their understanding of specific concentration areas or allows students to prepare for advanced (usually doctoral) studies in their field of concentration.