The Master of Divinity Degree Program is designed to be responsive to those students who need intensive training to serve non-traditional settings. It is intended to be flexible and at the same time offer a ministerial educational regimen which will prepare a candidate for competency in a range of ministries.
This program can be earned online and can also be custom designed.
To enroll in the Master of Divinity Degree Program, complete and submit an application with a $25 application fee. The application fee includes confirmation of eligibility, assessment of prior learning and life experience credits that might be awarded to applicant, selection of courses, and exact cost of tuition and monthly payments. The applicant may then decide if he/she would like to move forward.
All students who are accepted into this program must have already earned a bachelor’s degree, and must show evidence of life experience and/or prior learning that prepares them for ministerial work.
The Master of Divinity Degree Program requires 36 credits.
I. SCRIPTURAL FOUNDATIONS (4 credits required)
TH640 Women of the Bible – 4 credits
TH642 Visionary Women in the Christian Tradition – 4 credits
TH644 Celtic Women in the Christian Tradition – 4 credits
TH690 Medieval Church History – 4 credits
TH695 Modern Church History – 4 credits
TH505 A Theology of Church – 4 credits
TH508 Feminist Theology: Its Roots and Revelations – 4 credits
TH511 History of God – 4 credits
TH520 Ethics in Pastoral Ministry – 4 credits
TH530 An Introduction to Moral Theology – 4 credits
TH535 Feminist Ethics and Moral Theology – 4 credits
TH509 Ecological Theology – 4 credits
TH572 Feminist Liberation Theologies – 4 credits
IPE617 Clinical Pastoral Education (1 unit CPE*) (4 credits)
IPE625 M.Div. Practicum: This course allows students to demonstrate learning in a four-month supervised practicum within a particular area of ministry/interest. The practicum must be arranged by the student, will require an integrated paper/project, and it should be taken as a culminating course in the M.Div. program. (4 credits)
*Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) (or an approved equivalent of 400 hours) In addition to the registration fee and tuition, there is an additional expense for two Field Education Supervisory Reports at $150 each. Also, if an approved unit of CPE or its
equivalent has not been completed, Master of Divinity students must make their own Global Ministries University approved arrangements to fulfill this requirement at their own expense.
For more information about the Master of Divinity Degree, contact GMU