Divinity, Master | Online (optional) | Southern California Seminary | El Cajon, United States
36 months
468 USD/credit 14976 USD/year
468 USD/credit 14976 USD/year
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The Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree at the Southern California Seminary is recognized as the standard degree for vocational Christian ministries that communicate the Word of God.


Generally, graduates may serve in senior leadership positions in the pastorate, missions, christian education, youth ministry, chaplaincy, evangelism, denominational settings, and social work. 

The Divinity degree at the Southern California Seminary can be completed in about three to four years by taking 9-12 units each trimester.


  • Upon successful completion of the Master of Divinity program students will be able to:
  • Interpret the content of the Old and New Testaments utilizing a literal-grammatical-historical hermeneutic;
  • Demonstrate a graduate-level proficiency in theological research and writing;
  • Articulate and defend a robust understanding of the foundational theological doctrines of the Christian faith;
  • Expound Biblical truths in a variety of settings;
  • Exegete both the Hebrew text of the Old Testament and the Greek text of the New Testament;
  • Exhibit advanced skills for Christian leadership and ministry within the local church; and
  • Develop a missional mindset for ministry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Thinking and Argumentation
  • Hermeneutics
  • Church History and Canonicity (Trimester)
  • Old Testament 1: Genesis-Judges
  • Exegesis to Exposition
  • Spiritual Growth and Discipleship
  • Theological Foundations of Missions

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

All parts of a student’s application should be received by SCS six months before the beginning of the fall or spring trimester.


96 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply for admission 
  • Request Official Transcripts
  • Submit Essay (2-essays for DMin)
  • Submit Reference (Pastor/Chaplain)
  • Apply for Financial Aid

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14976 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 468 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    14976 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 468 USD per credit during 36 months.

Living costs for El Cajon

1100 - 1600 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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