Prepare for further graduate studies in Old or New Testament studies, teach foundational courses in Bible colleges or other denominational teaching positions, and engage meaningfully in biblical research and writing.
Prepare for further graduate study in history, theology, or ethics; teach in denominational or local church contexts; or develop a deeper understanding of your faith tradition.
Become equipped for effective ministry and competent leadership primarily in congregational settings.
Prepare for ordained ministry and for general pastoral and religious leadership responsibilities in congregations and other settings.
Develop specialized skills to perform the pastoral, caregiver, and spiritual support roles of a chaplain in a military, institutional, or organizational setting and whose religious affiliation or employing institution require the M.Div degree.
Earn a terminal degree in vocational ministry that will improve your practical expertise, help you explore the concerns of your own ministry setting, and challenge both your heart and mind.