Master of Divinity

Master of Divinity:  (72 credit hours)

The Master of Divinity program is designed for men and women preparing for pastoral ministry with a well-rounded curriculum in biblical studies, theology, church history, and church ministries. The M.Div. can be completed with as little as three years of full-time study and up to seven years of part-time study. Students will develop biblical and theological competence, as well as prepare students for a variety of ministries and vocations including pastorate, chaplaincy, teaching, and other related careers. The M.Div is available in six tracks: General Student Designed, Arts & Worship, Intercultural Studies, Pastoral Studies, Historical Studies, and Biblical/Theological Studies.

Download the MDIV: Student Designed Track Degree Completion Plan

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Download the MDIV: Historical Studies Track Degree Completion Plan

Download the MDIV: Biblical/Theological Studies Track Degree Completion Plan

Degree Objectives

The UGST faculty have set the following objectives for the M.Div. degree with the approval of the board of directors. Students will be responsible for demonstrating the achievement of all objectives through the development of the M.Div. portfolio. Sample evidences of objective achievement are given in brackets.

  1. To develop biblical and theological competence.
    1. Maintain a high view of the biblical text that
      1. Professes the verbal plenary inspiration of scripture in the original autographs.
      2. Approaches the biblical text in its historical and literary context.
    2. Develop a Oneness Pentecostal hermeneutic that:
      1. Celebrates the God who is described as uniquely one in the Old Testament and who became permanently incarnate in Jesus.
      2. Understands the working of the Spirit in the biblical text as normative for today.
      3. Privileges the belief and practice of the New Testament.
      4. Understands the Apostolic Pentecostal movement in the context of broader Christianity.
  2. To prepare students for a variety of ministries and vocations including pastorate, chaplaincy, teaching, and other related careers.
    1. Develops ministry compatible with student’s call
    2. Situates ministries and vocations within global context of the church with awareness to multi-cultural and cross-cultural nature of ministry.
    3. Demonstrates leadership in life of the world and church.
    4. Enhances continued ministry development for further biblical and theological study.
  3. III. To grow in spiritual maturity
    1. Applies biblical and theological principles to personal life and interactions with the church community and the world at large
    2. Values and commits to developing the relationship with God and neighbor while seeking to better understand one’s self
    3. Pursues personal integrity and holiness in lifestyle and ministry