La Sierra University

La Sierra University

Master of Divinity (M.Div.)


4700 Pierce Street

Riverside, CA 92515

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Divinity (M.Div.)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

La Sierra offers the only Seventh-day Adventist graduate religion and ministerial training program in the western United States, drawing students from around the world to study on our campus.  The H.M.S. Richards Divinity School seeks to integrate believing, thinking, and acting through teaching, scholarship, dialogue, and service.  It prepares Christian leaders for effective ministries in the church, educational institutions, and world in which we live today!

La Sierra’s Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree is designed for people who feel called to pastoral ministry or those who wish to take a more advanced professional role in a church.  La Sierra also offers a combined MDiv/M.B.A. program for those interested in congregational leadership, church administration, church planting, and the use of entrepreneurial skills to enhance congregational and community life.


Students in the H.M.S.  Richards Divinity School benefit from:

  • Evening classes to accommodate working professionals
  • Scholarships and tuition discounts
  • Full-time and part-time enrollment options
  • Small class sizes
  • Personal attention from friendly, informed administrators and staff members


  • Financial Aid:  Tuition scholarships available for most graduate students.  Student are also encouraged to apply for FAFSA (school code: 001215).
  • Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree required from an accredited institution.
  • Start Dates:  Start dates available in Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer.


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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