Master of Divinity

 The Master of Divinity program is designed to help you grow as a faithful interpreter and communicator of God’s Word, a pastoral leader who empowers God’s people toward active participation in God’s mission, and a gracious participant in a worldwide, multiethnic, multigenerational Christian community.

80 credit program can be completed in 3-4 years

You can earn your degree completely online* or by attending classes as few as one night a week in Rochester, NY. You may earn your degree in less time by attending class two nights each week.

Program Curriculum

  • The Great Conversation, Biblical Interpretation, Pastoral Ministry Competencies
  • An elective competency built around your vocational goals
  • Contextual experience in multiple ministry settings
  • An integrative program capstone that prepares you for ministry placement

Add an elective competency to meet unique vocational goals:

  • Christian Spiritual Formation
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Theology and Social Justice
  • Advanced Biblical Studies
  • Denominational Studies including United Methodist, Free Methodist, Wesleyan


Bill Gibbons
Admissions Liaison and Retention Coordinator

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Cheryl Murray
Admissions Assistant and Front End Specialist

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*Participates in SARA