A general overview of the degree program
MASTER OF DIVINITY:
The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) program of study is designed to provide students with a comprehensive theological education and practical training for ministry. The program is intended to prepare students for leadership roles in religious organizations and institutions, with a particular focus on pastoral ministry, chaplaincy, or other ministry-related fields.
Through the program, students will have the opportunity to study a wide range of theological and biblical topics, including theology, biblical studies, church history, ethics, pastoral care, and homiletics. They will also engage in supervised ministry experiences, which provide opportunities for hands-on training in ministry contexts.
Exagora Theological Seminary’s M.Div. program shall include the following components:
Coursework: Students will be required to complete a minimum of 72 credit hours of coursework in theology, biblical studies, church history, ethics, pastoral care, and homiletics. Some courses may be chosen by the student based on their area of interest or specialization.
Ministry Formation: Students will be required to engage in various ministry formation activities, such as retreats, workshops, and spiritual direction. These activities are designed to help students develop their personal and spiritual lives, as well as their capacity to minister to others.
Supervised Ministry Experience: Students will be required to complete a minimum of 400 hours of supervised ministry experience, working in a ministry context under the guidance of a qualified supervisor. This experience provides students with the opportunity to apply their academic learning to practical ministry situations and to develop their ministerial skills.
An overview of the things necessary to complete the degree.
In order to graduate with a Masters of Divinity (M.Div.), the student must have satisfactorily completed the following requirements: