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Master of Divinity

Students with a passion for leading Christian ministries, planting churches, or becoming missionaries may be interested in Regent University's Master of Divinity program. There are more details on this program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Divinity

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Regent looks favorably on candidates who have strong integrity of character and spiritual maturity. Regent also requires prospective students to accept the school's Statement of Faith. All applicants to graduate programs at Regent University should have at least a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Regent University's Master of Divinity is designed for students who feel called to lead churches, nonprofits, and Christian ministries. Regent pushes students to develop a deep understanding of scriptures, biblical writings, and Christian history. The curriculum also centers on fostering leadership skills, raising up disciples, and practical church-building techniques. Students can choose from a wide range of concentrations including Christian Theology, Biblical Languages, Church History, and Chaplain Ministry.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

72 credits.

Financial Aid:

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

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Required Courses for the Master of Divinity:

Students can complete this 72-credit hour program completely online or at the school's Virginia Beach campus. The program includes 42 credit hours of foundational courses, 6 credit hours of Biblical languages, 18 credit hours of concentration courses, and 6 credit hours of capstone courses. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Foundation Courses (42 credits)

  • Biblical Hermeneutics
  • New Testament
  • Old Testament
  • Unity Of The Bible
  • Pauline Theology
  • Church History 1
  • Church History 2
  • Foundation For Biblical Mission
  • Coming Of World Christianity
  • Leadership In Church & Ministry
  • Preparation Of Biblical Messages
  • Spiritual Formation Foundations
  • Christian Theology
  • Pneumatology

Biblical Languages Courses (6 credits)

  • Students select two of the following:
    • Introduction to Biblical Languages
    • Biblical Hebrew 1
    • Biblical Hebrew 2
    • Biblical Greek 1
    • Biblical Greek 2

Concentration Courses (18 credits)

  • Students complete 18 credits in one of the following concentration areas:
    • Biblical Languages
    • Chaplain Ministry
    • Christian Theology
    • Church & Ministry
    • Church History
    • Cyber Theology
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
    • Marketplace Ministry
    • Missiology
    • New Testament
    • Old Testament
    • Spiritual Formation
    • Worship & Media

Capstone Courses (6 credits)

  • Students choose one of the following options:
    • Clinical Pastoral Education
    • Master's Thesis
    • Spiritual Formation Portfolio

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the Master of Divinity program at Regent may choose to continue their learning by enrolling in post-master's or doctoral degree that could help them to expand their knowledge of Christian ministry. They might choose programs that emphasize leadership, theology, or biblical studies.

Here are a few options:

  • Master of Theology
  • Doctor of Ministry
  • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership - Ecclesial Leadership
  • Ph.D. in Renewal Theology

Career Paths:

The Master of Divinity at Regent is designed to equip students to take on leadership roles right after graduation. These roles might be in nonprofit charities, parachurch organizations, or churches.

Some positions that graduates might consider include:

  • Christian educator
  • Global missionary
  • Campus minister
  • Church planter
  • Ministerial executive leader

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