Calvin Theological Seminary

Master On Campus Online
36 months
514 USD/credit
514 USD/credit
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The Master of Divinity (MDiv) program is Calvin Theological Seminary’s top-enrolled program, designed to prepare you for diverse ministry opportunities, from pastoral ministry to chaplaincy to missions.


The Divinity program at the Calvin Theological Seminary combines foundational study in the biblical and Reformed theological texts, Church history, and ancient languages with practical preparation and spiritual formation to make you an effective steward of the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ. Its comprehensive nature is intentional; this profound program is rich in preparation to launch or enhance your work in ministry.

Through the MDiv program students grow in knowledge of themselves, their relationship with others, and their relationship with God. This happens through courses, Formation Groups (with other students and a mentor), assessment tools, and the experiential learning you will receive by partnering with the Vocational Formation Office.

Contextual Learning

  • In addition to their classroom work, Master of Divinity students work closely with the Vocational Formation Office and be placed in a contextual learning context, in order to enrich their studies and provide them on-the-ground experience.
  • These placements, which are based on the students ministry and vocational interests, are assigned early in a student’s program, often within the first year. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • The Church in Historical Context 
  • Greek Fundamentals 
  • Introduction to Missional Ministry
  • Christian Theology in Reformed Confessions
  • Biblical Hebrew 
  • Preaching Theory and Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




101 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

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

  • Typically a bachelors degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution and have a grade point average of 2.67 (B-) or higher is required. Due to special circumstances, an applicant without a bachelor's degree may be considered, as is allowed by the Association of Theological Schools.
  • A strong liberal arts education provides an excellent foundation for graduate level theological education. A liberal arts education shapes well-rounded, intellectually and culturally astute graduates. 
  • Therefore, it is recommended that a candidate’s baccalaureate preparation consist of courses in the liberal arts, including English, philosophy, history, literature, social science and natural science.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    514 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 514 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    514 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 514 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.


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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