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Master of Divinity (Online)

General Studies, M.Div. Online

With Grace Seminary’s M.Div. online, you will be trained to meet today’s most prevalent ministry needs and build a bridge to meet the ministry needs of tomorrow. This M.Div. degree in General Studies is flexible and prepares you for ministry in a variety vocations.

What makes our M.Div, online program different from other online offerings? With Grace Theological Seminary’s online M.Div., you will . . .

  • Receive instruction from the same highly acclaimed professors teaching our residential courses.
  • Engage in a dynamic, high-definition video and an easy-to-navigate learning platform.
  • Have the same affordable tuition as our M.Div. residential program.
  • Have access to seven unique M.Div. concentrations that will help match your studies to your current area of ministry or ministry interest.

Students seeking preparation for general ministry, particularly roles that include responsibility for the theological and administrative leadership of a local church in the United States, are encouraged to pursue the MDiv with a general studies concentration. This flexible degree allows you to customize your master’s in divinity to match your ministry goals. Practical field experience is built into the requirements of the degree to ensure students learn hands-on ministry skills.

The Master of Divinity degree program provides an optimal curriculum in graduate theological study to prepare men and women for various ministry roles. The three-year program requires 75 hours of study.

A General Studies M.Div. Online Degree from Grace Theological Seminary will prepare you for wherever God call you into ministry.

Ideal Fit

Perfect for students seeking preparation for general ministry, particularly roles that include responsibility for the theological and administrative leadership of a local church.

In addition to practical field experience, students will learn the biblical languages, how to interpret the Bible, and how to think theologically.

Administration Ministry Leadership Theologian Preacher Pastor

Career Opportunities

Depending upon the local church context, many pastors serve as general practitioners, functioning as theologians, preachers, leaders, administrators, evangelists, teachers, shepherds, and more.

  • Lead Pastor
  • Denominational Leadership
  • Parachurch Administrator
  • Executive Pastor
  • Teaching Pastor
  • Church Elder
Is Seminary Necessary? And Should Pastors go to Seminary? Grace Theological Seminary takes a look at what it takes to be a pastor.

Curriculum Examples

Leadership in the Local Church
Spiritual Formation
Theological Foundations of Counseling
Principles & Practice of Prayer
Advanced Systematic Theology
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Course Overview

Through reading and writing, pastoral interviews, you will learn about: servant leadership, mentoring, visionary leadership, and leading as a change agent.

This course investigates the biblical and personal foundations of spiritual growth known theologically as sanctification.

This course will examine Scriptural truths and principles along with a biblical theory of personality.

This course will take an in-depth look at prayer as God’s means of leading and strengthening faithful servants for His work among Christians and non-Christians of this age.

Building on a foundation of basic orthodox systematic theology, students will explore the issues that create tensions within a theological system.

Entry Requirements

In order to be considered for enrollment in the Master of Divinity program at Grace Theological Seminary, you must fulfill certain admissions requirements:
  • A four-year bachelor‘s degree or its equivalent (for international students) from a recognized institution of higher learning. Graduates of Bible colleges, liberal arts colleges, and state colleges and universities are encouraged to apply.
  • A student who received his or her pre-seminary education at an institution that is not accredited or who achieved less than a 2.5 grade point average in pre-seminary education may be admitted on academic restriction.
  • Applicants without a bachelor’s degree who have completed some or no college may be admitted if they meet certain ministry and research/writing requirements. Please contact seminary admissions for more information; email: or phone: 877.607.0012.

Admission Requirements

Grace Theological Seminary welcomes applications from all individuals who have a testimony of personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior

To be admitted as a Grace Theological Seminary student, you’re asked to provide:

  • Official transcripts from the school where you obtained your degree. (If you are currently working on your degree, you can submit an unofficial transcript for admission until term completion, at which time an official transcript is required. Transcripts should be sent to

  • A spiritual life reference

  • International applicant must provide a copy of TESOL test scores, and provide a financial certificate indicating sufficient funding for the program of study.

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