Master of Divinity/Master of Arts in Religion

The Master of Divinity/Master of Arts in Religion dual degree program will offer you a broad and rich context from which to do ministry.

The MDiv/MA in Religion is designed to provide Divinity students with advanced research skills by permitting them to earn a second degree, the MA in Religion. This degree provides students with options for a broadened and deepened study of the biblical languages or other concentrations in consultation with the student’s advisor.


What You’ll Learn

Your mastery of religious history, research skills and language proficiency will be enhanced, allowing you to reflect on life and the world within the framework of rigorous academic study from which to understand and interpret Scripture.

Master of Divinity Classes 63
Master of Arts in Religion Classes30

Available Programs

Master of Divinity/Master of Religion

The MDiv/MA in Religion is housed in the School of Divinity. The MDiv/MA in Religion requires completion of 63 hours of MDiv courses, including the 51-hour MDiv core (see MDiv core requirements), six hours of biblical studies electives, three hours of historical/theological studies electives, and three hours of practical ministry electives, and the 30-hour MA in Religion for a total of 99 hours.

Dual-degree students must apply to the Gayle Bolt Price School of Graduate Studies as well as to the School of Divinity, following the admission requirements of the respective programs, and be accepted to each in order to pursue both degrees. Also, when academic policies and standards differ between the two schools (e.g., grades required for maintaining good academic standing and for graduation), the policies and standards of the appropriate school apply to the respective portion of the dual-degree. Students must also meet all requirements established by the departments/schools involved for taking courses outside of the Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy. 

The assessment of the MDiv/MA in Religion dual degree is performed within the School of Divinity (MDiv) and the Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy (MA in Religion) using the set of program outcomes associated with each part of the degree.

Additional information, including descriptions of specific concentrations and their corresponding credit hours, is available in the Academic Catalog.


What You’ll Do

A student completing the dual-degree Master of Divinity/Master of Arts in Religion will be prepared to:

  • Enter Ph.D. programs in religion and related fields;
  • Teach university classes on the freshman and sophomore levels; and/or
  • Teach in private schools.

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