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Master of Divinity

The M.Div. degree prepares you for a full-time ministry career. After completing the core of courses, you'll begin advanced study directly related to your area of ministry, guided by full-time ministry experts. You'll also participate in mentored courses to gain valuable hands-on experience.

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The Degree for Full-time Ministers

  • $0 Your first class is free! Apply now to enroll for Fall.
  • $1,000 We will match your church scholarship up to $1,000 in bonus funds per year!
  • 73 Credit hours needed to complete the MDiv degree.
  • 100% Online classes conveniently fit with your schedule


24 Hours


9 Hours chosen from:

Guided Studies

21 Hours. These courses may be repeated as necessary.

Guided Ministry Experience

18 Hours

Comprehensive Exam

1 Hour

Pur­pose & Objectives

An OC graduate with an MDiv degree will:

  • Demonstrate the ability to interpret and communicate biblical texts informed by the historical and cultural context in which the texts were written.
  • Demonstrate the ability to articulate traditional categories and historical developments of Christian thought amore broadly and the Stone-Campbell movement more particularly.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to the practice of Christian faith in contemporary and diverse contexts.
  • Demonstrate the ability to think critically and sensitively about ministry situations and respond in ways grounded ethically and theologically.
  • Demonstrate maturity in their growth as a minister.
  • Demonstrate the capacity to lead and nurture as a ministry professional.
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