Programs and Degrees

Master's Programs

Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry

Offers professional training to mature pastors experienced in ministry.

Master of Arts in Religion

The MA in Religion program prepares specialists in biblical studies, religion, or theology for general educational purposes and for further graduate study.

Master of Arts in Religious Education

Prepares both professional and lay pastor-teachers for leadership roles in settings where religious, moral, and spiritual nurture and growth are primary concerns.

Master of Arts in Youth & Young Adult Ministry

Is a professional program designed to equip men and women with competencies needed for an effective ministry to youth and young adults in local church and para-church settings. 

Master of Divinity

Provides basic post-graduate professional preparation for ministry with a broad exposure to all fields of theological study.

Master of Science in Administration

Is designed for individuals who wish to specialize in church administration at a level of expertise not available in the MDiv program.


Doctoral Programs

Doctor of Ministry

Is a professional, post-MDiv degree for individuals qualified to pursue advanced study.

Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology

Prepares teacher-scholars in the fields of Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology for colleges, universities and seminaries around the world.

Doctor of Philosophy in Religion

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Prepares teacher-scholars in the fields of New Testament Studies, Old Testament Studies, Theological Studies, Adventist Studies, and Mission and Ministry Studies for colleges and seminaries operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church around the world.

Doctor of Philosophy in Religious Education

Prepares men and women to be scholars, teachers, and researchers in specialized teaching and discipling ministries of the Church.

Doctor of Theology

Trains teacher-scholars in the fields of bibical studies and theology for service in the Seventh-day Adventist Church.


Graduate Certificates in Religious Education

Graduate Certificate: Family Life Education

Is designed for pastors, family ministries directors, and lay leaders who want to help foster or support strong families in the church and in the community through teaching in seminars, classes, small groups, and retreats.

Graduate Certificate: Campus Spiritual Leadership

Is designed for professionals with responsibility for some aspect of the spiritual growth of students on public university campuses or on Seventh-day Adventist academy or college campuses.

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