Bethel Seminary Master of Divinity

Master of Divinity Program

Master of Divinity

With a Master of Divinity degree, you’ll be equipped to make an impact in the world—for eternity.

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Transformation starts here. In Bethel Seminary’s Master of Divinity program, you’ll build a strong foundation of biblical and theological knowledge, and learn to integrate spiritual and personal formation for holistic growth and mature leadership.

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Bethel's Master of Divinity program gives you the knowledge and skills to lead as a teacher, pastor, or chaplain or pursue a seminary doctoral degree. You’ll study theology and Scripture, gain a Christian worldview, and develop personally and spiritually so that you’re prepared to follow your calling.

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Program Highlights

Personalize your degree

You'll choose a concentration to dig deeper into an area you find most applicable to your personal and ministry goals.

Practical, agile ministry skills

You’ll have internship opportunities that provide hands-on ministry practice. And you’ll learn how to adapt your training to serve and lead in the ever-changing contexts of today—and tomorrow.

Supportive, diverse community

You’ll build lifelong connections with faculty mentors and fellow students, and benefit from their rich diversity of experience. Bethel Seminary students come from a broad range of backgrounds, fields, and cultures. You’ll form connections that will last a lifetime.

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Transformation starts here.

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At Bethel Seminary, you’ll experience personal and spiritual transformation that will equip you to transform others—for eternal impact. Our Master of Divinity program prepares you to lead and serve with confidence in a broad range of contexts from churches to academic settings to nonprofits.

Bethel Seminary began offering fully distance courses in 1996.


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Career Outcomes

Wondering what you can do with a Master of Divinity degree?

The Master of Divinity program will prepare you for traditional church roles, but also ministry leadership in missions, campus and student ministries, and business and nonprofits.


Learn how to:

  • Interpret the Bible with maturity and discernment
  • Understand 20 centuries of theology and apply that wisdom to 21st century life
  • Communicate God’s Word in inspiring and transforming ways
  • Develop cultural sensitivity so you can lead effectively in diverse settings
  • Guide people to reconciliation with God and others
  • Prepare for ordination in your denomination or setting


Our M.Div. graduates serve as:

  • Lead or Senior Pastors
  • Pastors
  • Missionaries
  • Chaplains
  • Denominational ministers
  • Non-profit and parachurch leaders
  • Church planters in innovative settings
  • Professionals in any other setting

Graduate Schools

Our graduates have gone on to study at places like:

  • Princeton University
  • Fuller Seminary
  • Rice University
  • St. Louis University
  • Marquette University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Chicago
  • Fordham University
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