Divinity, M.Div.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • English (schedule IELTS)
, MA,
The M.Div. program is designed primarily for students who are preparing for ordination (i.e., seminarians) in the Orthodox Church.  This program offers a strong foundation in both theological disciplines and practical ministry through directed formation opportunities and supervised field education. 


The Master of Divinity program prepares students to be able to: 

  • Understand and articulate in a pastorally sensitive manner the Orthodox tradition in its biblical, patristic, dogmatic, canonical, ethical, and missionary aspects with an ecumenical sensitivity, an awareness of the present realities of life and commitment to the Church. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding, sensitivity and faithfulness to the Church’s liturgical life and become faithful liturgists. Identify and analyze the issues involved in various dimensions of pastoral ministry by incorporating learned practical competencies, spiritual integration and theological reflection. 
  • Develop a theological mind grounded in a critical and ecclesial interpretation of theological texts, contemporary thought and materials with faithfulness to their historical and linguistic context and the challenges of a global world. 
  • Demonstrate the skills needed to be an effective teacher, catechist, pastoral preacher and collaborative leader.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Biblical Heritage I 
  • Biblical Heritage II
  • Introduction to Orthodoxy 
  • Great Christian Thinkers
  • World Religions 
  • Great Religious Ideas
For more information, please visit programme website.

          Detailed Programme Facts

          • Programme intensity Full-time
            • Full-time duration 36 months
          • Credits
            92 alternative credits
          • Languages
            • English
          • Delivery mode
            On Campus

          English Language Requirements

          You only need to take one of these language tests:

          • Minimum required score:


            The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

          • Minimum required score:


            The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

          Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.

          Find English courses on Preparation Courses Portal.

          Academic Requirements

          Although required of students preparing for ordination in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, this program of study is strongly recommended for those preparing for ordination in other Orthodox jurisdictions as well. Besides regular admission requirements, applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university.  Applicants seeking ordination who have recently embraced the Orthodox faith must have spent at least two years actively involved in an Orthodox parish community. 

          Tuition Fee

          • International Applies to you

            21940 USD/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 21940 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
          • National Applies to you

            21940 USD/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 21940 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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          Living costs for Brookline

          • 1950 - 4040 USD/month
            Living Costs

          The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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