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Advanced Master of Divinity

Prepare for Professional Ministry

The Advanced Master of Divinity is for students who have had significant undergraduate preparation in biblical or religious studies culminating in a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of a similar theological background as CCBS. 

Because of the required background in biblical studies, Advanced MDiv students shorten the normally 84 hour MDiv program to only 60 hours by not having to re-take courses like OT Survey, NT Survey, Spiritual Formation, etc. 

Like the MDiv, the Advanced MDiv a professional degree that equips students biblically, theologically, practically, and professionally in ministry leadership roles (e.g., pastor, chaplain, counselor) and serves as a foundation for doctoral studies. 



60 Semester Hours

Average Completion Time
3.25 Years

Campus or Online


You Might Like This Program If…

  • You want to serve as a pastor in the local church
  • You want to apply to be a chaplain in the United States military
  • You want to be academically prepared for doctoral studies
  • You want to take concentrated courses in apologetics, biblical counseling, or chaplaincy

Program Objectives

Each student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of biblical and theological studies
  • Develop marks of spiritual growth and maturity
  • Exemplify graduate level theological research, critical thinking, and competency in communication.
  • Develop competencies in leadership and professional ministry skills.  

Potential Career Paths

  • Pastor
  • Chaplain 
  • Doctoral studies

Sample Course Outline

Year 1:  Introduction to Theological Research, Systematic Theology, Christian Ethics
Year 2:  Biblical Servanthood & Leadership, Organizational Change and Conflict Resolution
Year 3:  Biblical Greek/Hebrew for Ministry, Biblical Exposition 1 & 2, Internship


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