36 months
5940 USD/year
5940 USD/year
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 at Mercer University 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 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

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

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    5940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2970 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    5940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2970 USD per semester during 36 months.

Living costs for Doraville

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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