Master of Divinity

The Master of Divinity equips spiritually committed men and women with biblical, theological and ministerial knowledge and practical skills to prepare them for Christlike servant leadership.

We have over 400 students in our program from more than 30 countries, creating opportunties to build networks and develop friendships with people from all around the world.

At the completion of the program you will be able to serve in many areas, including:

  • Pastoral ministry
  • Church planting
  • Missions
  • Chaplaincy
  • Evangelism
  • Biblical scholarship
  • Church administration

You will be trained to:

  • Explain Scripture in an exegetically and theologically sound manner from an Adventist perspective
  • Engage in biblical and theological reflection as the basis for ministry
  • Design and lead biblical, theologically sound and contextually relevant public worships that incorporate calls to a decision for Christ and membership in the Seventh-day Adventist Church community
  • Apply the principles of pastoral care to all aspects of ministry
  • Equip congregations for effective ethnic and crosscultural mission and ministry
  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of Christian history including Seventh-day Adventist history, theology and practice; and the influence of Ellen G. White on Adventist history, theology and lifestyle


"I can't imagine my ministry as a Seventh-day Adventist pastor without the Master of Divinity from Andrews University."
Dwight K. Nelson, lead pastor, Pioneer Memorial Church, Andrews University


Learn how to apply for this program