Mercer University

Master On Campus Online
36 months
495 USD/credit
495 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Master of Divinity degree (M.Div.) offered by Mercer University is a 78-hour, professional degree for theological schools and seminaries. It prepares students for ordained ministry and for pastoral and religious leadership in congregations and other settings.


Key facts:

  • The Master of Divinity degree is offered as both a 3-year residential program and a 4-year fully online program. Students can anticipate taking 13 hours each semester in the residential program and 6-7 hours each semester in the online program.
  • The M.Div. at McAfee emphasizes academic rigor and practical ministry experience. Core areas of focus include: Biblical Studies, Historical/Theological Studies, Global and Cultural Studies, Moral and Spiritual Formation Studies, and Ministerial and Public Leadership.
  • With an 8 to 1 student to faculty ratio, McAfee faculty offer students personal attention as they pursue their degree and prepare for a life of vocational ministry.
  • A unique feature of the M.Div. degree is a series of ministerial formation courses across the program designed to cultivate capacities for leading. Students engage in faculty-guided peer learning and reflection in small groups, sharing out of their diverse backgrounds and vocational goals and building relationships throughout the academic year. Each year has a particular focus for student formation: the first year focuses on spiritual formation, the second year on vocational formation, and the final year on ministerial integration.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Biblical Language

  • Foundations in New Testament

  • Foundations in Church History

  • Foundations in Theolog

  • Ethics

  • Preaching

  • Faith Development

  • Foundations in Old Testament

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




78 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Biographical Information
  • Resume
  • Official Transcripts
  • Background Check
  • Application Fee: $50.00
  • Autobiographical Essay
  • Letters of Recommendation:
  • Writing Sample
  • Admissions Interview

Tuition Fee

  • International

    495 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 495 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    495 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 495 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.


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