Master of Divinity

The M.Div. at Olivet continues the tradition of preparing students for the ministry through the pastoral ministry track in the local church, or through the chaplaincy track for ministry in the military and hospitals.

Olivet's School of Theology and Christian Ministry stands clearly and firmly in the Wesleyan-Arminian and Holiness tradition of the Church of the Nazarene. Students from other denominations are also welcome.

The course of study in the M.Div. provides a comprehensive education in Bible, theology, church history and practical studies. It also features the requirement for "mentored ministry" in which a student engages in ministry under the guidance and direction of experienced ministerial guides. As with the other ministerial master's degrees at Olivet, the M.Div. integrates academic study with mentored ministry to provide a comprehensive ministerial education.


Program Features

A three-year program with distance learning hybrid options for professional ministry with multiple options for concentrations. The MA/MDiv track allows students the opportunity to earn a Master of Arts degree on their way to a full Master of Divinity degree.

MDiv Concentrations:

  • Pastoral Leadership
  • Missional Multiplication
  • Ministerial Studies
  • Urban Ministry
  • Family Ministry
  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Theology
  • Bible
  • Religious Studies

Curriculum Overview

  • Format: On-Site & Distance Learning (online, video conference, one-week intensive, and on-site options)
  • Program Length: 3+ years
  • Credit Hours: 72
  • Total Tuition Cost: $450 per credit hour

Tuition Options

Cost Sheet

Start Dates:

  • January 11, 2022
  • May 9, 2022
  • August 31, 2022
  • January 11, 2023
  • May 8, 2023
  • August 30, 2023
Commonly Asked Questions
Is Olivet an accredited institution?

Founded in 1907, Olivet Nazarene University is an accredited Christian, liberal arts university offering more than 100 areas of undergraduate and graduate study, resulting in bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees.

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1413

Telephone 800.621.7440 or 312.263.0456

How and when do I get started? 

Start today by completing an application for Olivet Online!  An admissions counselor will be in touch with you to help you all along the way! Once the application is complete and you request transcripts from schools previously attended, we will review your transcript, and connect you with a member of our student accounts team. Most students complete the admissions process in a couple of weeks. Courses start several times a year. You will be in class before you know it!

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