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 (MDIV) 79 Credit Hours

The Master of Divinity (MDiv) 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.

Newly designed for Fall 2019, this degree program will meet the academic requirements for ordination as a Deacon in the United Methodist Church.

Specializations for Contemporary Ministry

Master of Arts in Theological Studies 49 Credit Hours

The Master of Arts in Theological Studies or MA(TS) is designed to be an academic concentration for persons intending to pursue further graduate study such as a doctoral or PhD program. It may also be taken by laypersons desiring to strengthen the religious basis of their lives and vocations. Leaders integrate scholarship of the biblical, historical, theological, and moral traditions of Christianity. MA(TS) students study a focused theological discipline, languages, and demonstrate self-critical awareness of the theological basis of one’s vocation.