Our 3+3 program is the only one of its kind in Ohio, and one of only a few in the country. The typical path to a Master of Divinity degree requires seven years of study. Through the 3+3 program, you can save time and money by completing the degree in six years.
You will start the program at ONU in Ada, where you may choose one of three majors: religion, youth ministry, or religion and ecology. The religion and ecology major is only available through the 3+3 program and incorporates interdisciplinary courses in environmental studies from the perspectives of science, law and spirituality.
Through ONU’s comprehensive curriculum, you will gain a strong basis in the academic study of religion and be fully prepared for theological school after three years of study. This provides you with a strong base of knowledge and helps you hone the skills in leadership, critical thinking and teamwork that areessential for a life spent in ministry.
The next step on your path is three years of study at MTSO. After your first year at MTSO, you will complete your Bachelor of Arts from ONU. After completion of your seminary coursework, you will earn an M.Div. degree. MTSO offers exceptional scholarship opportunities, and ONU students in the 3+3 program can qualify for these scholarships in all three years of study at MTSO.
Both ONU and MTSO offer small class sizes and individualized attention from professors who care about your academic, emotional and spiritual well-being. Through the 3+3 program, you can expect to be challenged and enlightened.
We look forward discussing 3+3 with you and invite you to call or email.