Master of Divinity
In a complex and rapidly changing world, you’ll want an M.Div. degree targeting your unique path.
MTSO’s Master of Divinity program provides excellent preparation for a full spectrum of vocations in religious leadership. The 75-credit-hour MTSO M.Div. provides grounding in the values and methods you’ll need for effective ministry. In addition, the program includes six elective courses, offering the opportunity to personalize your degree to fit your aspirations.
Students who take 12 credit hours each semester and at least 3 credit hours each intensive term typically complete the M.Div. within three years. Students who take 9 credit hours each semester and at least 3 credit hours each intensive term typically complete the M.Div. within four years.
MTSO offers courses both in person and online. While some courses are available exclusively online or exclusively in person, the vast majority are available in both modes, employing HyFlex education.
Talk with an admissions counselor about MTSO and the M.Div. degree. Email or call 800-333-6876.
M.Div. degree requirements
Note to those seeking United Methodist ordination
The Master of Divinity degree fulfills United Methodist requirements for ordination as elder or deacon.
In January 2023, the University Senate of the United Methodist Church approved a policy change to allow a student seeking United Methodist ordination to earn their Master of Divinity fully online. Previously, a student seeking United Methodist ordination was required to earn at least one-third of their seminary degree through campus-based courses. Learn more about fulfilling United Methodist ordination requirements here.
MTSO offers the opportunity to pursue two master's degrees at once. Here are the specific requirements.
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Talk with an admissions representative about MTSO and the M.Div. degree. Email or call 800-333-6876.