Master of Divinity

Master of Divinity (M.Div.)

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Rawlings School of Divinity’s Master of Divinity (M.Div.) is intended to prepare students for professional work in Christian ministry within local churches as well as para-church organizations. The M.Div. program provides an in-depth knowledge of biblical leadership principles and methods, and an in-depth study of Scripture and Christian principles. Coursework places emphasis on embracing the essential values, knowledge, and skills needed to serve in a variety of roles as a pastor. This online divinity program is also great for military students looking to fulfill service requirements as chaplains for certain branches of the armed services.

Quick Facts


  • Chaplaincy (75 credit hour program)
  • Chaplaincy (93 credit hour program)
    • Community Chaplaincy
    • Healthcare Chaplaincy
    • Military Chaplaincy

Specializations (all are 93 credit hour programs)

  • Biblical Studies
  • Christian Apologetics
  • Church History
  • Discipleship and Church Ministry
  • Evangelism and Church Planting
  • Global Studies
  • Homiletics
  • Leadership
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Pastoral Ministries
  • Theology
  • Worship

Program Delivery Format

Residency requirement for online programs

  • Vary according to specialization

Credit Hours

  • 93 total hours
  • Up to 45 credit hours can be transferred in

Potential Career Options

  • Military Chaplain
  • Senior Pastor

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