The degree of Master of Divinity (M.Div.) certifies completion of a program of theological studies designed primarily to prepare the candidate for either ordained or unordained Christian ministry. The requirements reflect the intention of the School to provide an education that is theologically informed, professionally competent, academically rigorous, and oriented to the life of the church.
The degree of Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) certifies completion of a comprehensive program of study in preparation for one of the many forms of lay ministry or service, or completion of one of the concentrated programs of advanced study offered by the School.