Westminster offers multiple degree programs at the graduate and post-graduate level. Most involve training in the original, biblical languages, and all provide integrated study across all theological disciplines, including Old and New Testament study, apologetics, systematic theology, biblical theology, church history, and practical theology.
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MDIV: MASTER OF DIVINITY
The Master of Divinity is Westminster’s flagship program. It integrates in-depth study and practice in order to prepare graduates for ordained pastoral ministry and other gospel ministries.
Program Length: 3–4 years
MAR: MASTER OF ARTS IN RELIGION
The Master of Arts in Religion is designed for men and women who desire a theological background and training for various callings other than the ordained ministry, or for advanced study in religion or other disciplines.
Program Length: 2–3 years
MAC: MASTER OF ARTS IN COUNSELING
A practical degree designed for men and women preparing to serve Christ as biblical counselors, in professional or informal settings.
Program Length: 2 years
THM: MASTER OF THEOLOGY
The purpose of the Master of Theology is to increase the student’s knowledge of a major field of theological learning, particularly through training and practice in the use of the methods and tools of theological research. The program will develop the student further for pastoral ministry, teaching, or additional graduate study.
Program Length: 2–3 years
DMIN: DOCTOR OF MINISTRY
The Doctor of Ministry is an advanced, professional degree program designed for those engaged in the full-time practice of ministry. It is structured in a modular format for pastors and those unable to relocate full-time. The purpose of the DMin program is to develop reflective practitioners in ministry who will grow not only in ministry comprehension and competence, but also in character.
Program Length: 4–5 years
PHD: DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
The purpose of the Doctor of Philosophy is to develop the capacity for independent inquiry and criticism in a limited number of advanced students of high intellectual ability. This prepares students to do original research in a particular area of theological study, teach in a theological seminary or college, or provide specialized leadership in the church.
Program Length: 4–6 years
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CERTIFICATE IN CHRISTIAN STUDIES
A Certificate in Christian Studies program is offered for men and women who desire graduate-level courses from Westminster but do not desire to enter a degree program. Admission to the certificate program requires the same qualifications as admission for the MDiv, MAR, and MAC programs. Registration, tuition charges, and all academic procedures and prerequisites are also the same.
Program Length: Variable
MASTERING THEOLOGICAL ENGLISH
If you qualify for admission to Westminster, except for your TOEFL score, consider the new Mastering Theological English program. It is designed to provide the instruction one needs to pass a qualifying English exam and be admitted as a Westminster student.
Program Length: 9–12 weeks
The Anglican Partnership is a new opportunity for Anglican students to prepare for licensure. This partnership allows students to transfer 6 classes taken at Reformed Episcopal Seminary toward their Westminster MDiv General Ministries equipping them with the necessary prerequisites for ordination in the Convocation of Anglicans in North America, the Anglican Church in North America, or the Reformed Episcopal Church.