Master of Divinity

Offered By: College of Theology

Domains

  1. Biblical Foundations - Graduates of Grand Canyon University’s Master of Divinity program will demonstrate knowledge of the Christian Scriptures, an ability to interpret scripture according to reasonable hermeneutical principles and discernment of the significance of the content of Scripture for issues of Christian leadership and ministry.
    • Describe the content and historical backgrounds of books of the Old Testament. (MC3, MC5) (ATS A2.2) (CERT)
    • Describe the content and historical backgrounds of books of the New Testament. (MC3, MC5) (ATS A2.2) (CERT)
    • Analyze theological themes revealed in the Old Testament. (MC1, MC3)(ATS A2.1, A2.2)
    • Analyze theological themes revealed in the New Testament. (MC1, MC3)(ATS A2.1, A2.2)
    • Demonstrate the skills necessary for a detailed and accurate exegesis of Old Testament passages. (MC1, MC3, MC5) (ATS A2.2) (CERT)
    • Demonstrate the skills necessary for a detailed and accurate exegesis of New Testament passages. (MC1, MC3, MC5)(ATS A2.2)(CERT)
  2. Theological and Historical Foundations - Graduates of Grand Canyon University’s Master of Divinity program will demonstrate theological reflection skills in identifying common themes in the Bible and systematic theology and their historical development, analyzing current Christian traditions and contemporary theological movements, and applying biblical, theological, and historical themes to ministry.
    • Explain the theological concept of God as creator and redeemer. (MC2, MC3)(ATS A2.2)
    • Explain Christ’s work in establishing and consummating the Kingdom of God. (MC3, MC3)(ATS A2.2)
    • Describe key ways in which the contemporary church should model, support, and preserve the gospel in the midst of rapidly changing cultural and social contexts. (MC3, MC4)(ATS A2.2)(CERT 1.3)
    • Evaluate the effects of the historical and contemporary challenges on the church’s theology and practice. (MC3, MC4)(ATS A2.2)(CERT 1.4)
    • Describe significant ethical principles in Scripture including the relationship between orthodoxy and orthopraxy. (MC3)(ATS A2.2)
    • Analyze the relationship between the Christian doctrine of the church and a particular tradition. (MC3)(ATS A2.2)
    • Develop an ability to distinguish appropriately between essential and non-essential doctrines. (MC3, MC4)(ATS A2.2)
  3. SPIRITUAL AND PROFESSIONAL FORMATION - Graduates of Grand Canyon University’s Master of Divinity program will demonstrate personal spiritual and professional development skills related to teaching, preaching, mentoring, and leading in ministry.
    • Clearly communicate the teaching of Scripture through preaching. (MC1, MC2, MC3, MC4)
    • Analyze the biblical basis and theological rationale for spiritual formation. (MC2, MC3, MC4)(ATS A2.4)
    • Develop a mentoring program and a plan for implementation. (MC1, MC2, MC3, MC4)
    • Apply theological and ethical principles to ministry situations. (MC2, MC3, MC4)(ATS A2.4)
    • Identify the skills necessary to provide biblical leadership in a particular ministerial context. (MC2, MC3, MC4)(ATS A2.5)
  4. Contextualization and Intercultural Studies - Graduates of Grand Canyon University’s Master of Divinity program will demonstrate knowledge of cultural differences among people and the need to contextualize the gospel for communication in a variety of cultural settings.
    • Analyze cultural ideologies and institutions from a Christian perspective. (MC2, MC3)(ATS A2.3)
    • Communicate the gospel effectively within different cultural settings. (MC1, MC2, MC3, MC4, MC5)(ATS A2.3)
    • Analyze how presuppositions and values contribute to receptivity to the gospel within a modern, secularized context. (MC2, MC3, MC4)(ATS A2.3)
    • Identify principles for faithfully contextualizing Christianity within culturally diverse situations. (MC1, MC2, MC3, MC4, MC5)(ATS A2.3)

Disclosure Categories Related to Professional Licensure

Master of Divinity

for residents of AL, AK, AS, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FM, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MH, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, MP, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VI, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY,

Alabama

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Alaska

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

American Samoa

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Arizona

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Arkansas

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

California

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Colorado

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Connecticut

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Delaware

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

District of Columbia

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Federated States of Micronesia

No Version Available

The online version of this program is not available for enrollment by individuals located in this state. Therefore, no information is provided as to whether or not the program would meet the educational requirements for licensure in the state.

Florida

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Georgia

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Guam, US Territory

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Hawaii

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Idaho

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Illinois

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Indiana

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Iowa

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Kansas

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Kentucky

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Louisiana

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Maine

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Marshall Islands

No Version Available

The online version of this program is not available for enrollment by individuals located in this state. Therefore, no information is provided as to whether or not the program would meet the educational requirements for licensure in the state.

Maryland

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Massachusetts

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Michigan

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Minnesota

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Mississippi

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Missouri

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Montana

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Nebraska

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Nevada

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

New Hampshire

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

New Jersey

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

New Mexico

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

New York

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

North Carolina

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

North Dakota

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Northern Mariana Islands

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Ohio

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Oklahoma

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Oregon

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Pennsylvania

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Puerto Rico

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Rhode Island

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

South Carolina

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

South Dakota

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Tennessee

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Texas

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Utah

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Vermont

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Virgin Islands

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Virginia

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Washington

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

West Virginia

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Wisconsin

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Wyoming

Not Intended for Licensure

This program is not intended to lead to licensure or certification in Arizona or any other US state or territory.

Scroll back to top