Masters Degrees

Saint Paul is committed to the formation of people for innovative, creative ministry through rigorous academic lifethe exploration of Scripture, tradition, and ministry practices; and diverse, contextual experience. Enjoy one of our master's degree programs listed below. With each program students can:

  • Benefit from Our Real-World Education Model
  • Save Time and Tuition with Fewer Hours to Complete Each Degree
  • Serve in Local, Vibrant Social Justice Ministries
  • Learn from Professors and Church Practitioners

Master of Divinity (M.Div) 79 Credit Hours

The Master of Divinity (M.Div) prepares leaders for ministry in a church setting, chaplaincy, and other forms of religious leadership. Graduates provide leadership in renewal of the church, demonstrate critical and practical understanding of the Bible, and obtain requirements necessary for ordination.

Specializations for Contemporary Ministry

Master of Arts in Christian Ministry 38 Credit Hours

The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM)  is designed to provide theologically informed and competent lay and ordained leaders in specialized ministry for the local church and beyond. The MACM cultivates awareness of the social and cultural contexts in which ministry occurs. It promotes growth of knowledge and skills for competence in a specialized area of ministry.

Recently designed, this degree program will meet the academic requirements for ordination as a Deacon in the United Methodist Church.

Specializations for Christian Ministry

Master of Arts in Theological Studies 38 Credit Hours

The Master of Arts in Theological Studies or MATS is designed to provide academic grounding in theological studies for persons intending to pursue further graduate study or for personal academic research. The MATS degree program educates persons in biblical, historical, and theological studies through rigorous research and writing, culminating in an interdisciplinary capstone project in an area of academic specialization.