The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) is a broad, in-depth degree that equips you for ministry and the possibility of further academic study. The Master of Divinity includes the most biblical studies, history, theology, and ministry courses of our three graduate theology degrees, and is 73 credit hours long. The Master of Divinity is usually required for military chaplaincy.
The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (M.A.C.M.) is a shorter, more focused degree that specifically prepares you for congregational ministry. At 48 credit hours, it can be completed with or without taking an original language (Greek or Hebrew).
The Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) degree is also 48 credit hours long, and is designed for the student who wants to pursue additional graduate work (i.e. a Ph.D. program) upon completion of the degree or for the student who simply wants to improve his or her understanding of the Bible or theology.