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with ACU’s online Master of Divinity

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Program Highlights

  • An Association of Theological Schools (ATS)-accredited M.Div. program.
  • Complete your M.Div. program in as little as 36 months—including a 12-hour residency.
  • Earning your M.Div. fulfills the standard prerequisite for those who seek to be ordained and affirm their calling at mainline church denominations.
  • Prepare for a Doctor of Ministry program, serve in congregational, campus, or emerging ministry, international missions, social justice, non-profit work, or Christian education.

Our Master of Divinity (M.Div.) program will prepare you spiritually and educationally for a future career in ministry. As an ACU M.Div. student, you’ll gain knowledge about biblical languages, scripture, history, and theology, as well as practical ministry skills like the art of preaching, and reading cultures and contexts. Our M.Div. curriculum is designed to equip students to handle the responsibilities and challenges that ministers face in modern Christianity as teachers, spiritual leaders, administrators, and counselors.

"Find Your Calling, On Your Schedule"

The online programs offered through ACU’s Graduate School of Theology are designed to help individuals on a mission do more to bless the world—by taking classes from virtually anywhere in the world.

In this video, Dr. Mindi Thompson, Director of Distance Education for the GST, explains the aims and benefits of each program as exemplified by three alumni: Mark Willis (Master of Divinity), Curtis King (Master of Arts in Christian Ministry), and Jeremy Davis (Master of Arts in Global Service). Request Info


ACU’s Graduate School of Theology is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada to award the following master’s and doctoral degrees: M.Div., M.A. in Christian Ministry, M.A., D.Min., and M.A. in Global Service. Contact the Commission on Accrediting at 10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15275 or call 412-788-6505 for questions about the accreditation of ACU’s Graduate School of Theology.

Programs offered as ATS-approved exceptions to Degree Program Standard A, section A.3.l.3, and Standard B, section B.3.1.3.

Abilene Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga. 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of ACU.

Mobile Learning Innovation

Because you are immersed in a digitally connected world, ACU is committed to providing innovative technologies that can help you build rapport and develop meaningful relationships with instructors and your fellow students.

Our online learning platform allows you to communicate with professors from mobile devices and interact with classmates through group work, blogs, and discussion boards.

ACU’s online flexibility empowers you to balance work, family, church, and other personal commitments while earning your degree.

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