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Accelerated Master’s Program

A faster and more affordable way to be equipped for ministry.

Did you know Grace Theological Seminary is the home of Grace College’s School of Ministry Studies? With our accelerated master’s program, you can get your bachelor’s and a master’s in four to five years — making it one of the most affordable graduate seminary degrees in the nation! 

The accelerated master’s programs allows you to add a Master of Arts or a Master of Divinity to your ministry education. The best part is, all of your scholarships and financial aid for undergrad will apply to your master’s degree.

It’s not just a boost to your resume, it’s a boost to your wallet.


Kennedy Parker, Accelerated Bachelors/Masters (2nd Year, B.A./M.Div), 2023

“I am so grateful for the blended program! Halfway through my first semester, the value has already been clearly demonstrated. I’m excited to work on both my undergraduate and seminary degrees simultaneously. In addition to the monetary savings, I’m very grateful for my advisor and the community that he’s cultivated for the other students and myself.”


Let us break it down for you:

1. Choose a Bachelor’s Degree

As an undergraduate student, you have a wide range of bachelor’s ministry degrees to choose from — from Urban Studies to Youth Ministry, Sport Ministry to Worship Arts, and many more! 

Find a bachelor’s degree that’s a perfect fit for you here

2. Select a Master’s Degree & Concentration

Your ministry options become LIMITLESS when you pair any of these bachelor’s degrees with our robust list of accelerated master’s degrees. Check out M.A. and M.Div. concentration options available.

Master of Arts – Two Degrees in Four Years

Master of Divinity – Two Degrees in Five Years

Four – five years, two degrees, one rate of tuition. 


Matthew Lingren, Accelerated Bachelors/Masters (2nd Year, B.A./MDiv), 2023

“The ability to accelerate my studies towards my call to the pastorate, as well as the removal of much of the financial strain that comes with pursuing a B.A. AND an M.Div., is a blessing more than I can describe.”


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Kyle Gerber, Accelerated Bachelors/Masters (5th Year, B.A./MDiv), 2020

“I have seen an incredible improvement in my own spiritual formation and in my ability to help others. Just this year I have been able to attend spiritually uplifting and challenging conferences and interact with pastors who have been in the ministry for years. I believe that this program has positively prepared me for a future career in ministry.”


Accelerated M.Div. Program

  • Two Degrees in five years- This is our most cost-saving program. Traditionally taking seven years, this program reduces course duplication and streamlines your studies so you get out two years early and saves you money.
  • Cohort Experiences– Study with other students who have the same desires and values you do. Creating life-long friendships with other people wanting to do the same thing as you. You are also given opportunities to go to conferences, talks, and get lunches with different speakers visiting campus all with your cohort.
  • Outside the Classroom Learning– Built into the program is ministry experience. You will work with ministry leaders to better hone your calling.
  • Make it Yours– You can major in most degrees in our School of Ministry Studies and any M.Div. Concentration
  • Committed to Truth and Your Growth– Learn from our faculty that is not just passionate about their subjects, but also you as an individual and will help you grow.

Accelerated M.A. Program

  • Two Degrees in four years- Traditionally a Bachelor’s and M.A. takes six years, this program reduces course duplication and streamlines your studies so you get out two years early and saves you money.
  • Outside the Classroom Learning– Built into the program is ministry experience. You will work with ministry leaders to better hone your calling.
  • Make it Yours– You can major in most degrees in our School of Ministry Studies and any of our M.A. Concentrations
  • Committed to Truth and Your Growth– Learn from our faculty that is not just passionate about their subjects, but also you as an individual and will help you grow.

John Sloat is the Director of the School of Ministry Blended Program

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