A Master of Divinity at GCU opens a pathway to service in the church. It appeals to learners who have devoted their lives to ministry and faith. The Master of Divinity is a standard theology degree that sets the stage for ordained professional ministry and the foundational elements for a successful academic career.
It is designed for a scholar who has the calling to lead in a local church, Christian organization or in any other ministerial setting.
Learners are exposed to a profound depth of biblical and theological knowledge, as they nurture the skills of a leader in Christian study. An integrative examination of the Bible allows a learner to deeply connect with the world through powerful expository sermons that deliver the word of God in its true intent.Course Content
Early in the program, learners progress through a series of focused interpretive classes on the Bible that instill a precise understanding of the Word of God. Learners explore the great doctrines of Christian faith and the significance of these doctrines in life and ministry.
After establishing a strong foundation in biblical and theological knowledge, the program turns its attention from the study of Scripture to the contexts where ministry happens. Learners investigate the major world religions and ideologies from an evangelical perspective.
This investigation lays the foundation that cross-cultural bridges are built upon, through careful consideration of the appropriate Christian response toward other religious systems.Residency
The immersive concept for residency has the power to strengthen the relationships that are rooted in a community, aligned with the dynamic capabilities of GCU‛s online programs.
At the same time, the spiritual depth at GCU‛s College of Theology deepens a scholar‛s ability to develop Christ-like character inwardly. Learners are equipped to minister with wisdom and sensitivity in a community of faith and as leaders in the public domain.
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.