The Master of Divinity degree (MDiv) prepares students for ordained ministry or other specialized leadership roles. This course of study is both academic and professional, covering the fields of Biblical Studies, Church History, Systematic Theology, Missions, and Pastoral Care.
The MDiv program is 90 credits. The MDiv can be completed entirely in residence at our Ambridge campus; up to ⅔ of the MDiv can be completed through online courses and/or intensives. A residential requirement of 30 credits (equivalent to one year of full-time study) is required at the end of the online program.
Residential students generally take 4-5 courses per term in Fall and Spring, supplementing as desired with January & June intensives. Most residential students graduate after 3-4 years of full-time study. Hybrid/online students generally take 1-2 courses per term in Fall, Spring, and Summer, supplementing as desired with January & June intensives. Most online students graduate after 5-7 years of part-time study.
Trinity also offers, in partnerships with the North American Lutheran Church and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church – Presbytery of the Alleghenies, specialized tracks for Lutheran and Presbyterian students. Please see Our Programs in the Additional Tracks section for more information.
Fall Start: July 1
Spring Start: December 1
The Curriculum – Anglican Track
|Biblical Interpretation & Languages (18 credits)||Systematic Theology (15 credits)|
|BI500||Biblical Interpretation||ST625||God the Father: Trinity, Creation, & the Fall|
|BL631||Hebrew I||ST635||God the Son: Incarnation, Reconciliation, & Salvation|
|BL632||Hebrew II||ST645||God the Holy Spirit: Church, Ministry, & Sacraments|
|BL652||Greek II||ST770||Anglican Way of Theology|
|OT700 or NT700||Hebrew or Greek Exegesis||Pastoral Theology (21 credits)|
|Biblical Studies (12 credits)||PT550||Homiletics I|
|OT500||Introduction to Old Testament||PT650||Homiletics II|
|NT500||Introduction to New Testament||PT641||Prayer Book: Introduction to Anglican Worship|
|OT6xx||Old Testament Elective||PT700||Spiritual Formation: Catechesis & Discipleship|
|NT6xx||New Testament Elective||PT710||Pastoral Care & Counseling|
|Church History (9 credits)||PT770||Pastoral Leadership|
|CH625||Early Church History||PT Elective||(Choose one course from PTST740, PT645, PTST750)|
|CH635||Medieval & Early Modern Church History||Electives (6 credits)|
|CH645||Anglican/Episcopal Church History||Elective 1||Elective 2|
|Mission (9 credits)||Non-Academic Degree Requirements|
|ME500||Introduction to World Mission||Ministry Apprenticeship||English Bible Exam|
|ME600||Mission & Evangelism: Church Planting||Cross-Cultural Immersion||Liturgical Practica|
|ME Elective||(Choose one course from BI640, ME699, ME755, ST620, ST735)||Other requirements listed in the Academic Catalog|