The Master of Divinity is the standard degree for ordination. The MDiv provides a well-rounded curriculum of biblical & thelogical studies, church history, and leadership studies to prepare students for preaching, teaching and congregational leadership.
Program Overview The Master of Divinity is a fully accredited, 73hr, three-year program that prepares students for leadership in local congregations, and for military and hospital chaplaincy. The degree design provides students with a biblical and theological framework, and critical skills and tools, for effective congregational leadership. Leadership courses include field assignments located in, and applied to, the student's current ministry.
Program Highlights - Convenient: all courses offered in non-traditional, flexible formats - Affordable: tuition cost is $499 per course, with available financial aid - No prerequisites: any accredited Bachelor degree or equivalent accepted - Multiple Locations: Cincinnati, Indianapolis - Mentoring and Coaching: both during and after the program through the Center for Church Leadership
Courses Include - Pastoral Epistles - Contemporary Culture in Theological Perspective - Public Theology: Faith & Society - Old Testament Theology in Contemporary Contexts - New Testament Theology in Contemporary Context - eTools for Biblical Exegesis & Research - Early Church History - Cultural Frameworks of Ministry - Leadership & Management for Ministry - Assessing & Managing Congregational Health - Models & Methods of Congregational Outreach - Human & Financial Resource Management - Issues & Trends in Worship - Assimilation & Discipleship - Pastoral Care & Counseling - Creativity in Teaching & Preaching - Capstone Portfolio
Center for Church Leadership
Music & Worship
Russell School of Ministry / Music & Worship
Russell School of Ministry & Cincinnati Bible Seminary