MDiv

Master of Divinity
in General Ministry

The Master of Divinity is the most comprehensive course of study for men and women to become trained specialists in the Bible. It combines robust, exegetical-theological studies and preparation of the heart to care for Christ’s church in a broad range of vocational callings.

More than just a collection of classes—Westminster’s full, integrated curriculum.
The Master of Divinity has been designed in a beautiful, unfolding sequence—revealing the fullness of Christ in the full scope of Scripture.

111 credit hours, Westminster’s full curriculum

Study of and exegesis in the biblical languages

Insightful instruction delivered by  experienced Westminster faculty

Practical experience in principles of biblical leadership

"I am grateful for all the sweet friendships that I have made during my years as an MDiv student, relationships that have fostered a greater love for Christ and greater service in His church."
-Hongsik Woo, MDiv
at a glance

Credit Hours

111

Years To Complete

3–8

Delivery Platforms

on-campus only
online only
Both On-campus & Online

Average Cost per Term
(Online)

$4,050

Average Cost per Term
(On Campus)

$0-$2,000

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DEEP STUDY FOR WIDE APPLICATION
It is our prayer and our firm conviction that the biblical roots developed through the Master of Divinity program will support and sustain you as you pursue Christ’s unique calling for your life—relationally, vocationally, and ministerially.
Preparing you to serve in:

Cross-Cultural Missions

Continuing Academic Scholarship

Seminary Leadership

Vocational Ministry

Christian Education

Church Pastorate

Homeschool Parenting

Ministry/Administrative Directors

Our curriculum is crafted to be cumulatively sequential and thoroughly integrated.

Each discipline derives its content and methodology from Scripture and therefore necessarily draws on—and informs—all other disciplines.

Biblical Languages
18 credits
  • Greek 1

  • Greek 2

  • Greek 3

  • Hebrew 1

  • Hebrew 2

  • Hebrew 3

Biblical Studies
32 credits
  • Hermeneutics

  • NT Introduction

  • OT Introduction

  • OT History & Theology 1

  • OT History & Theology 2

  • Prophetical Books

  • Poetry and Wisdom

  • The Gospels

  • Acts and Pauline Epistles

  • Hebrews to Revelation

Systematic Theology
18 credits
  • Introduction to Systematic Theology

  • Doctrine of God

  • Doctrine of Man

  • Doctrine of Christ

  • Doctrine of the Church

  • Doctrine of Salvation

  • Christian Ethics

Covenantal Apologetics
6 credits
  • Introduction to Apologetics

  • Principles of Christian Apologetics

Church History
11 credits
  • Ancient Church

  • Medieval Church

  • The Reformation

  • Church in the Modern Age

Pastoral Theology
10 credits
  • Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry

  • Introduction to Pastoral Counseling

  • Theology and Practice of Preaching (or) Gospel Communication

  • Foundations of Leadership in the Local Church

  • Theology of Evangelism and Missions

Electives
14 credits
  • Christianity and Culture

  • Science and Faith

  • Biblical Theology of Worship

  • Evangelism and Missions in the Local Church

  • Marriage Counseling

  • Peacemaking Pastor

  • Practices of Leadership in the Local Church

  • Expository Preaching from the New Testament

  • Expository Preaching from the Old Testament

  • Excellence in Theological Writing

Students have the opportunity to connect the riches of Westminster’s distinct curriculum with practical experience outside the classroom. Students must complete four modules designed to prepare them for a wide range of ministry responsibilities with the support of a personal mentor and experienced ministry leaders.
you will gain real-world experience in these areas:
Preaching

Enhance your ability to proclaim the truths of Scripture to specific cultures, settings, and contexts.

Private Ministries

Learn how private and para-church ministries do God’s work through aiding their specialized calls and missions.

Church Leadership

Turn leadership concepts into action through spearheading an area of ministry, event, or program.

Teaching

Practice the art of transforming key biblical concepts into well-communicated messages and lessons.

Personal and Spiritual Growth

Learn the importance of personal devotion, spiritual and relational growth as a future ministry leader.

Area of Your Choosing

Go in-depth into an area of ministry responsibility of your choice.

Westminster’s expert faculty is made up of dynamic biblical scholars who are personally invested in mentoring and training the next generation of specialists in the Bible.
Alfred Poirier
Pastoral Theology
Rob Edwards
Pastoral Theology
John Currie
Pastoral Theology
Scott Oliphint
Apologetics
Iain Duguid
Old Testament
David Garner
Systematic Theology
Vern Poythress
Systematic Theology
Brandon Crowe
New Testament
Jonathan Gibson
Old Testament
Todd Rester
Church History
Stephen Coleman
Old Testament
Elizabeth Groves
Old Testament
Mark Garcia
Systematic Theology
Peter Lillback
Church History
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Frequently Asked Questions

IS THE MDIV ONLY FOR MEN?

No. The MDiv has been designed for men and women pursuing various vocational callings.

I WANT TO BECOME A PASTOR. IS THE MDIV RIGHT FOR ME?

The MDiv in General Ministry may well prepare you for pastoral ministry, offering Westminster’s full, integrated curriculum with the flexibility of online and residential courses. However, students pursuing pastoral ministry, who are also able to attend residential courses may also benefit from the MDiv Pastoral Fellows program.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH AN MDIV DEGREE?

The MDiv General Ministry degree will prepare you to serve in a wide range of vocations. While certainly not limited to this list, students will be prepared to serve in: Seminary Leadership, Cross-cultural Ministry, Christian Education, Homeschool Parenting, Ministry/Administrative Directors, and Church Pastorate.

I AM AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT. CAN I STILL PURSUE MY MDIV?

Yes. Westminster’s dedicated admissions team provides international students with the information and tools necessary to pursue an MDiv degree whether online or residential.

WHAT MDIV SCHOLARSHIPS ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE?

Limited scholarships are available to new students. Learn more by visiting our tuition and financial aid page.

HOW LONG IS THE MDIV PROGRAM?

The MDiv in General Ministry requires 111 credit hours and can be completed in three or four years. The standard track is four years. The three-year track is much more intense and demanding but certainly possible for the determined student. The coursework can also be completed on a part-time schedule, with the requirement that all credits are completed within 10 years. Contact our admissions team to discuss your goals and determine the right pace for you.

What are the differences between online and on-campus formats?

All class formats deliver the same high-quality course material taught by our faculty. On-campus programs require students to take courses at our campus in Glenside, Pennsylvania. Online programs deliver courses through state-of-the-art digital platforms and are designed to be more flexible with scheduling.

Can an online student take residential classes?

Yes, pending seat availability.

Can I audit online courses?

No, auditing is currently not available.

Where can I find answers to my other questions?

We are here to help. Please fill out a contact form or reach us at 267-579-2366.

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