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Master of Divinity
The Master of Divinity degree prepares individuals for the ordained ministry of the church. Courses at Trinity offer students the opportunity to integrate the various disciplines of theology, their personal and spiritual growth and their contextual experience. Ultimately, students will engage in structured field work in ministry settings where they apply their concepts and practices learned in the classroom.
THE 2+2 PROGRAM for completing the Master of Divinity degree is unique to Trinity, allowing for flexibility in life, study and work balance. During the first two years of full-time study, students take classes on campus and work at their contextual education sites. The chaplaincy experience is typically completed in the summer between the first and second years. During the second two years of full-time status, students live and work a their internship sites in a variety of church settings.
SPANISH FOR MINISTRY incorporates language skills with an understanding of culture, tradition, music and worship, allowing students to meet the missional needs of a growing U.S. Hispanic population.
JANUARY TERM offers students the opportunity to concentrate in a particular area of study, often engaging in a global ministry experience.
89 semester hours of coursework. Generally, students earn 64 hours their first two years and 25 hours their second two years.
Greek is a prerequisite for M.Div. study. Students who do not have the prerequisite may take Greek I for partial credit of 3 hours.
For the sake of the mission of the church, all graduates of the Master of Divinity program at Trinity Lutheran Seminary are able to: