Master of Divinity (MDiv)
Years to Complete
The Master of Divinity (MDiv) program is Calvin Seminary’s top-enrolled program, designed to prepare you for diverse ministry opportunities, from pastoral ministry to chaplaincy to missions.
Your home for a Reformed MDiv. Explore the kingdom of God in a streamlined program that is cohesive and applicable to your ministry.
Welcome to the premier Reformed Master of Divinity program. Two teaching formats and a competency-based learning model give you flexibility to forge the path that best fits your calling.
Your MDiv should be centered on Christ. With Christ at the core, Calvin has built a program of four cornerstone questions to guide your journey:
-What is our ministry context?
-How does the gospel engage our context?
-What is God calling us to in this context?
-What is the person and role of a servant leader in this context?
All of these questions will shape you as a ministry professional, equipped with practical tools for missions, evangelism, and discipleship.
In addition to their classroom work, Master of Divinity students work closely with the Vocational Formation Office and be placed in a contextual learning context, in order to enrich their studies and provide them on-the-ground experience.
These placements, which are based on the students ministry and vocational interests, are assigned early in a student’s program, often within the first year. For more information on the Vocational Formation program at Calvin Seminary, visit their webpage.
The Master of Divinity program can be completed either in residence or by way of the hybrid format. Through the hybrid distance learning option, students take course work online, but then come to campus mid-semester for one week for face-to-face time in the classroom with their professor and fellow students.
Past graduates have applied their learning to a variety of ministry-based opportunities. Here are some of their stories:
Calvin Seminary offers a wide range of scholarships and other financial assistance.
In fact, in recent years, nearly $1.5 million in scholarship funds were awarded annually. For information on ways to make seminary more affordable, visit the Tuition and Aid webpage.
Application Requirements and Deadlines
A significant number of our students have not formally studied religion and theology prior to attending seminary. Students come from a range of educational backgrounds, from the sciences to the arts and humanities.
Use the chart below to find out when your admission materials are due for a particular term. The due dates below are when all materials are due by (the application, recommendations, transcripts, etc). These dates are for both residential and distance hybrid students alike.
Application Material Deadlines
Fall Semester (September - December)
Spring Semester (Late January - May)
Summer Term (May - August)
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