|Master of Divinity (Non-Ordination Track)|
The 90-hour Master of Divinity (LMDiv) is a professional degree program designed to develop the academic and pastoral skills necessary for ministerial leadership. The program is available to students preparing for lay ecclesial ministry in the Church or pastoral leadership in Catholic or other Christian denominations. Candidates must complete a 90-hour program that provides a solid academic foundation in combination with supervised pastoral practice.
Eighteen (18) hours of undergraduate theology and/or philosophy (with a minimum of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent.
Completion of 90 hours with a minimum cumulative average of C (2.0). The 90 credit hours include 70 credit hours of academic courses, 12 credit hours of electives and 8 credit hours of Pastoral Field Education.
Transfer of Credit
Courses completed with a minimum of C (2.0) at the post-baccalaureate level at an accredited institution may be accepted toward the fulfillment of LMDiv requirements. A maximum of 44 hours may be accepted as transfer credit for the LMDiv program.
Program requirements must be completed within ten years of initial registration.
The exit procedure for the 90-Hour Master of Divinity degree is the satisfactory completion of an oral outcomes examination given in the final semester of the student’s study.
More information about the LMDiv program can be found in our online catalogue .