The M.Div. program is designed to give you the tools you need to accurately interpret Scripture within its historical, geographical and cultural background and to apply it to your current ministry’s context, location and cultural demands.
Corban’s Master of Divinity is available entirely online or as a hybrid of online and on-campus classes to work around your schedule. You will be able to choose your own program pace and schedule, attending full time to finish in just three years or completing the program at a part-time pace.
Seminary builds on the foundation you may have received as an undergraduate ministry student. If you took upper division credits in Bible, theology or ministry, you may qualify for advanced standing, which will give you a jump start on your program requirements.
The M.Div. at Corban has both a Church Ministry track and a Biblical Languages track, so you can choose your courses based on your ministry needs. Each concentration is designed to take you deeper in the Word and grow your knowledge and understanding.
The Church Ministry concentration provides the educational base to pursue a Doctor of Ministry degree and gives a deeper look into various aspects of ministry.
The Biblical Languages concentration provides the educational base to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy degree by including study in Greek and Hebrew. (Language classes are available on campus only.)
The Master of Divinity will give you the foundation to:
- Understand and accurately interpret the Bible within its historical, cultural and geographical background, utilizing original languages.
- Explain, defend and consistently apply Christian theology and biblical worldview within any cultural context.
- Articulate and live out a biblical theology of spiritual transformation.
- Design and convey a philosophy of ministry that is informed by Scripture and culture.
- Communicate Scripture clearly and accurately in both public and private ministry settings.
- Communicate the gospel and its relevance effectively to those in your culture as well as to those of other cultures.
- Locate, evaluate and synthesize information from a wide variety of sources for improving biblical and theological thinking and ministry practice.
Corban’s ministry faculty have decades of real-world experience as church planters, Bible commentators, youth ministers, church administrators, senior pastors, and more.
Meet Corban’s Ministry Faculty
- Dr. Tim Anderson – Professor of Ministries
- Dr. Sam Baker – Associate Professor of Ministry, Christian Ministries & Intercultural Studies program chair
- Dr. Gary Derickson – Professor of Biblical Studies
- Dr. Annette Harrison – Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies
- Dr. Allen Jones – Associate Professor of Bible
- Dr. Leroy Goertzen – Professor of Pastoral Theology, Director, Doctor of Ministry Program
- Dr. Jordan Newton – Associate Professor, Director of KAIROS
- Dr. Greg Trull – Professor of Biblical Studies & Preaching, Dean of the School of Ministry
Courses cost $480 per credit. You can find complete cost information, including fees and financial aid options, on our School of Ministry Tuition & Aid page.