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Master of Divinity

Students who are seeking ministry training and education could explore programs such as Grand Canyon University's online Master of Divinity program. Continue reading for admissions requirements and information on program content.

Official Program Name:

Master of Divinity

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Strong critical-thinking and writing skills are important qualities for prospective students to have. In addition, they should be capable of developing strong arguments and have analytical abilities. Applicants to Grand Canyon University should have a bachelor's degree. Some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Grand Canyon University's online Master of Divinity program is designed to encourage theological study and provide ministry training. The program aims to give students opportunities to reflect on the gospel of Jesus Christ and the development of the Christian church from the postapostolic era to the early medieval era. Students could be able to study the theological themes of the Old Testament and the New Testament as well as the doctrine of sanctification. The program includes a residency component during which students could be able to build upon their ability to deliver sermons.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

82 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Grand Canyon University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Master of Divinity

There are 21 courses in the Master of Divinity program from Grand Canyon University. All but one of the courses are the equivalent of four credits and the remaining course is worth two credits. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Grand Canyon University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Major Requirements (82 credits)

  • Introduction to Graduate Studies in Ministry and Theology
  • Ministerial Ethics
  • Biblical Hermeneutics
  • Christian Character Formation
  • Systematic Theology I
  • Christian Worldview and Mission
  • Evangelism and Discipleship
  • Elementary Hebrew I
  • Old Testament Exegesis: Pentateuch
  • Elementary Greek I
  • New Testament Exegesis: Gospels and Acts
  • Pastoral Theology
  • Systematic Theology II
  • Doctrine of the Church
  • Old Testament Exegesis: Prophets and Writings
  • New Testament Exegesis: Epistles and Revelation
  • Christian History I
  • Christ-Centered Preaching
  • Biblical Leadership and Ministry
  • Christian History II
  • Christian Apologetics

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Grand Canyon University's Master of Divinity program graduates could be able to provide biblical guidance to others. They might choose to become ordained and serve congregations in churches or Christ-centered organizations where they could be able to officiate at baptisms, funerals or weddings. Or, as non-ordained professionals, they might pursue roles such as:

  • Chaplain
  • Pastoral counselor
  • Religious educator

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