College of Graduate, Online & Adult Learning


  • Master of Divinity
  • Graduate

76 credits

required for program
  • Available online

$570 per credit


42–46 months

Experience a flexible, comprehensive Master of Divinity program that combines biblically based evangelical theology with Christian ministry. Study under passionate Bible teachers and grow in the knowledge and character needed for effective ministry and education. This M.Div. program meets ordination requirements for pastoral or chaplain positions and further doctoral studies for church ministry.

Our Master of Divinity degree may be the right fit if you…

  • Enjoy servant leadership
  • Want to challenge yourself and gain a deeper understanding of the Bible
  • Feel called to lead in the church or as a chaplain
  • Value faith-infused curriculum that interlocks faith and purpose
  • Appreciate an online M.Div. format that fits your busy life
  • Crave an interactive and supportive community

Why pursue a Master of Divinity at Northwestern?

Our Master of Divinity degree is intentionally designed to be both realistically attainable and undeniably valuable. Discover a fully accredited practical ministry program designed to pursue a deeper understanding of the Bible and explore effective ministry practices.

Plus, take advantage of the unique opportunity to earn a Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership or a Master of Arts in Theological Studies on your way to completing the M.Div.—at no extra cost.

Experience it all within a supportive Christian community to encourage you as you live out your calling.

*For students who have not yet earned their bachelor’s degree, Northwestern offers an accelerated M.Div. option. You can earn your undergraduate degree in Pastoral Ministry in a traditional day-school format and a Master of Divinity, after completing the fifth year, through the Graduate Studies Program.

Program Features

  • Comprehensive Master of Divinity degree that combines biblically based evangelical theology with Christian ministry
  • Expert faculty who are ministry leaders and internationally known experts
  • Customizable program with four unique concentrations
  • Faith-infused curriculum
  • Courses optimized for quality and user experience

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Optimize your Master of Divinity degree for your unique ministry goals. Customize your program by selecting one of four concentrations:

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Career Opportunities

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What types of work are related to a Master of Divinity degree?

  • Author
  • Chaplain
  • Christian Counselor
  • Church Leader
  • Church Planter
  • Professor
  • Missionary
  • Pastor
  • Speaker
  • Youth Pastor
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