Equip yourself with deep knowledge of Scripture and gain the added value of a Master of Divinity degree upon graduation. You can earn a Pastoral Ministry degree and a Master of Divinity in five years. This combination will increase your influence as you go out to lead for Christ. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of biblical interpretation, theology, and discipleship. You’ll also be prepared to teach, preach, counsel, and lead effectively.
This degree might be the right fit for you if you
- want to serve others
- feel called by God to spread the Gospel
- want to be a pastor
Why choose the accelerated Master of Divinity at Northwestern?
Through this accelerated program, you can earn a Master of Divinity one year after your bachelor’s degree. This is an effective, affordable way to pursue your calling to pastoral ministry. Save $20,000 in tuition by completing 38 graduate credits during your undergraduate program. You can complete the remaining credits on site or online during a final year of graduate study.
Qualified instructors teach with extensive pastoral experience. This program will prepare you to serve in pastoral ministry positions or equip you to be on a church planting team.
Talk to your enrollment advisor and faculty as soon as you can. To earn a Master of Arts in Theological Studies, you must first apply and be accepted into Northwestern. If you want to earn a Master of Divinity, you must apply and be accepted to Northwestern first. Then you apply to the dual degree B.A. or B.S./MDIV. program. Dedicated scholarship funds are available for qualified students in addition to financial aid.
is the standard degree for senior leadership and teaching in a church setting
faster than separate bachelor's and master's programs
saved in approx. graduate tuition