D.Min. - Doctor of Ministry, Diploma - Christian Studies, M.Div. - Master of Divinity (lay person track);M.Div. (Testamur) - Master of Divinity (ordination);M.A.T.S. - Master of Arts in Theological Studies;Th.M. - Master of Theology
The Master of Divinity is a program with two tracks: ordination or lay ministry. This is a program that is both academic and experiential. While the degree may be completed in three years, some denominations require additional training for ordination, which may add an additional year to the program.