The Master of Divinity degree program is designed for men and women engaged in or preparing for a wide range of ministry leadership roles with a major emphasis upon the preaching and teaching of the Word of God. Most M.Div. graduates enter vocational ministry roles such as pastors, educators, missionaries, evangelists, chaplains, and other related areas of service. Historically, the M.Div. has been the appropriate educational preparation for those seeking ordination. The M.Div. program requires a divinity core of biblical, theological, and applied ministry studies. In addition, students select an elective track consisting either of a ministry specialization or a self-designed sequence of electives approved by a faculty mentor.
Western Seminary is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).
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