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Master of Divinity

Prepare for Professional Ministry

The Master of Divinity (M.Div) equips students biblically, theologically, practically, and professionally in ministry leadership roles (e.g., pastor, chaplain, counselor) and serves as a foundation for doctoral studies.

CCBS also provides the opportunity for advanced placement within this program. Students who have undergone substantial undergraduate training in biblical or religious studies, resulting in a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a theological background similar to that of CCBS, will be eligible for advanced placement.

CCBS graduates can shorten the MDiv program to only 60 hours by not having to re-take courses like OT Survey, NT Survey, Spiritual Formation, etc. 



84 Semester Hours

Average Completion Time
4 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, OT Survey, NT Survey
Year 2:  Hermeneutics, Systematic Theology, Advanced Discipleship
Year 3:  Biblical Greek/Hebrew for Ministry, Christian Ethics, Biblical Exposition
Year 4:  Concentration Courses, Internship


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