Gardner-Webb University School of Divinity
The Gardner-Webb University School of Divinity offers two degree programs, the Master of Divinity and the Doctor of Ministry.
The Master of Divinity, as the basic professional degree, offers concentrations in six areas:
The Master of Divinity is also offered in five dual-degree combinations:
The Master of Divinity program requires the student to engage in the study of ministry both in theory and in practice.
The Doctor of Ministry in Christian Ministries degree is an advanced professional degree designed to equip persons who are committed to Christian ministry. The D. Min. also offers a concentration in Pastoral Care and Counseling. Intensely theological and deeply practical, this program seeks to foster meaningful ministerial learning set in both the context of the academy and the candidate's ministry setting. Both by academic design and supervision elements, the degree program intends to reflect the interactive, laity-involved, team-oriented nature of ministry required to address the needs of the 21st century church.
The School of Divinity is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools of the United States and Canada. ATS website: http://www.ats.edu/Pages/default.aspx.
Statement of Educational Effectiveness
Evidence that School of Divinity students are prepared for "service to the church" and that they have developed "the skills necessary for effective ministry" (see "Master of Divinity, Program Description," paragraphs 1 and 2, below) is the ministerial placement rate of our graduates. Over the past five years 159 students have graduated, with 137 of them seeking a ministry position. Of these 137 graduates seeking a ministry position,131 (96%) are serving in a ministry setting.