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Now more than ever, God is calling on spiritual leaders who can offer creative, transformative ministry to the church and to the world.

Saint Paul School of Theology prepares you to answer that call through our online Master of Divinity degree.

Our curriculum trains you to become an effective steward of the Christian faith through ministry, teaching and service. 

Our online seminary option creates a more accessible path for students who must balance their education with work, family and other responsibilities. Thanks to FLEX scheduling, you may take in-person classes on our Kansas or Oklahoma campuses, or take some courses online from anywhere you live!

If you’re interested in Spring 2020 enrollment, apply online before December 1, 2019. For Fall 2020 enrollment, the deadline to apply is April 1, 2020.

About the MDiv Program

As an MDiv student at Saint Paul, you will participate in dynamic classes led by dedicated faculty who believe in you and your mission.

You’ll work side-by-side with faculty and peers through Spiritual Formation Retreats, hands-on Ministry Collaboration Groups, and practicums in your area of specialty. 

Our 3-year MDiv program covers 79 credit hours filled with engaging courses that will sharpen your skills across a range of subjects: 

  • History
  • Theology
  • Language
  • Ministry skills
  • Practical understanding of the Bible
  • Pastoral studies courses

You’ll also have the opportunity to select one of three ministry specializations: 

  • Evangelism
  • Wesleyan studies
  • Women, Society and Church Studies

Requirements to join the program include:

  • Proof of Bachelor’s degree
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Completed application

Online Seminary through FLEX Scheduling

If time and distance have been hindering you from answering God’s call, talk to your Saint Paul advisor about FLEX scheduling

It’s a more convenient option for students who are unable to pursue their studies on-campus full-time. Theology courses are available in at least two of the following three formats:

  • Online: Lecture materials and coursework available online. United Methodist students may take up to ⅔ of their courses online.
  • Classroom: Traditional face-to-face learning for students who are on-campus.
  • Hybrid: A combination of online and classroom activities.

Hybrid courses include one on-campus FOCUS week per semester. FOCUS weeks offer community-building opportunities between hybrid and on-campus students. Activities include Spiritual Formation Retreats, hands-on practicums and learning experiences with faculty members and pastors. 

If you’re ready to take the next step in your ministry journey, we invite you to apply online for enrollment in the Master of Divinity program at Saint Paul.

If you have questions, please call our admissions office at 913-725-8289, or send an email to

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