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Master of Divinity

Develop your biblical knowledge and preaching skills

Available in-person, online, the Master of Divinity program from MTS helps you develop your biblical expertise, acquire advanced preaching skills, grow in your ministry leadership, and communicate God’s word to people in various cultural contexts. In this ATS-accredited degree you’ll study Hebrew, Greek, Bible analysis, biblical and systematic theology, pastoral practices, church history, ministry leadership, and narrative preaching. The dynamic course content will invigorate your ministry passions as you develop your knowledge of Scripture.

Program update for fall 2024: Earn the same world-class degree in a shorter amount of time. We have restructured our MDiv programs to reduce the credit hours from 87 to 72 while maintaining the depth, quality, and course content essential for success in ministry. A shorter but no less rigorous program allows students to graduate faster and continue their work in ministry with the strength of an MTS education behind them.

The programs also feature new capstone experiences to help apply what you’ve learned to real-world settings.

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Learning Venues and Program Options

Take classes when—and how—it’s most convenient for you, with three flexible options:

  • Study online, so you can keep your current schedule while you learn.
  • Come on campus to Chicago or Plymouth, Michigan, where you’ll study in a classroom setting.
  • Combine online and on-campus options with modular classes. Keep your commitments at home and a flexible schedule, and still get the classroom experience. See modular services.

There are six program emphasis options. Bible college graduates may be able to receive advanced standing credit for previously taken courses.


Pastoral Studies
(Chicago, Michigan, and Online)
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Ministry Leadership
(Chicago, Michigan, and Online)
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Biblical Spiritual Formation and Discipleship
(Chicago, Michigan, and Online)
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Interdisciplinary Studies
(Chicago, Michigan, and Online)
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Biblical Preaching
(Chicago, Michigan, and Online)
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Biblical Languages
(Chicago, Michigan, and Online)
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Nonprofit Administration and Leadership
(Chicago, Michigan, and Online)
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Study under Dr. Brian Tucker who has published numerous journal articles and books, including Reading Paul in Context: Explorations in Identity Formation.

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Financial Aid

A Moody seminary education is easier than ever to afford at $539 per credit hour (price subject to change per academic year). Our scholarships and payment plans help you even more by defraying the cost of tuition and spreading out your financial obligations over time. You may also qualify for a Federal Loan.

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