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MDiv in Christian Theology

Students who feel called to be leaders in the Christian ministry might be interested in the Master of Divinity with a concentration in Christian Theology program at Regent University. Learn more about prerequisites, program details, and career options here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Divinity with a concentration in Christian Theology

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Regent looks for MDiv candidates with strong moral character, spiritual maturity, and a passion for understanding theology. Applicants must also agree to 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:

Ready to take a deep dive into the impact and applications of theological concepts in Christianity? The Master of Divinity with a concentration in Christian Theology program at Regent University is designed to do just that - it offers a firm foundation in biblical languages, Christian doctrine, and Bible interpretation. Coursework focuses on topics like hermeneutics, pneumatology, and global perspectives on faith while also covering Christian ethics, ecclesiology, and apologetics. To complete the program, students have the opportunity to apply what they've learned through field experience or a research project.

Learning Format:

Online and on-campus

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 with a Concentration in Christian Theology:

To complete this Master of Divinity program, students must take 72 credit hours. These hours are divided between foundational courses, concentration courses, biblical languages courses, and a capstone project. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Core Courses (42 credits)

  • Biblical Hermeneutics
  • New Testament
  • Old Testament
  • Unity of the Bible
  • Pauline Theology
  • Church History 1
  • Church History 2
  • Foundations for Biblical Mission
  • The Coming of World Christianity
  • Leadership in Church & Ministry
  • Preparation of Biblical Messages
  • Spiritual Formation Foundations
  • Christian Theology
  • Pneumatology

Biblical Languages Courses (6 credits)

  • Students choose 6 credits from the following courses:
    • Introduction to Biblical Languages
    • Biblical Hebrew 1
    • Biblical Hebrew 2
    • Biblical Greek 1
    • Biblical Greek 2

Concentration Courses (18 credits)

  • Students select 18 credits of theology courses

Capstone Courses (6 credits)

  • Students choose one of these capstone options:
    • Clinical Pastoral Education
    • Preparing a Master's Thesis AND Master's Thesis
    • Spiritual Formation Internship AND Spiritual & Vocational Integration

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who want to deepen their understanding of Christian theology might want to think about applying for a doctoral degree in the field. There are a range of options that are a logical continuation of this Master of Divinity with a concentration in Christian Theology degree:

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

Career Paths:

With a Master of Divinity hanging on their wall, graduates might be able to find their life's calling in a variety of ministry-related fields. Positions could be available with Christian missions, churches, and nonprofits.

Here are a few to consider:

  • Ministry leader
  • Christian educator
  • Pastor

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