The Master of Divinity (MDiv) educates and prepares men for official, ordained ministries of instruction and leadership in the church as pastors, evangelists, missionaries, and teachers. The goal is to furnish students with every tool they will need to bring the Word of God to the part of God’s church they serve.
The Master of Arts in Religion (MAR) educates and prepares men and women for service in a teaching capacity. It can be used as a terminal degree for those who desire a theological background and training for various callings other than full-time, ordained gospel ministry. It can also be used as a transitional degree to additional graduate studies, particularly a PhD program in religion or theology. Students may choose an emphasis on Biblical Studies or on Theological Studies, allowing them to focus on either familiarity with biblical materials or on a historical or theological perspective. In either case, the program provides a thorough grounding in the Scriptures, Reformed theology, and church history.
The Master of Theology (ThM) expands and deepens a student’s abilities in ministry. It is designed for students who possess an MDiv degree or equivalent to help them achieve a higher level of learning. It can be used as a terminal degree or a transitional degree to additional graduate studies, particularly a PhD program in religion or theology.