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The Divinity Program is a three-year professional program designed for students who are preparing for church leadership or for any number of specialized ministries including youth ministry, campus ministry, interfaith ministry, pastoral care and ministries of social service. In addition to gaining a grasp of the essence of Christian faith and practice from biblical, historical and theological perspectives, Divinity students will gain competencies in the tasks of ministry, which include preaching, evangelism, pastoral counseling, public relations, management of church resources, and leadership.
Entering students are encouraged to apply directly into the M.Div. Program. M.R.E. students in good standing may request to transfer and apply credits earned in the R.E. Program toward Divinity program requirements. In granting such requests, the applicant’s faith and spiritual maturity may be considered.
To be awarded the M.Div. degree, students must fulfill the following requirements:
UTS provides courses to satisfy the requirements for ordination in various denominations, such as courses in a particular church polity or history. Certain denominations require one unit of CPE. Students pursuing ordination are encouraged to consult with their respective faith groups about specific ordination requirements and work with their academic advisor to plan their seminary program.