Master of Divinity


A Creative, Empowering Approach Designed for the Evolving Definition of “Ministry”

Central’s innovative and dynamic Master of Divinity degree program is uniquely designed to help you craft a ministry that is unique to your own vocational or entrepreneurial goals, either as full-time clergy or in your chosen profession or walk in life.

It will equip you with a new, empowering vision of ministry so that you can become a transformative agent in the emerging global Christian community.

A Dynamic Curriculum In Step with The Evolution of Global Christian Identity

 

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Achieving academic mastery of core theological and scholarly learning alone is not enough to sustain a successful ministry.

At Central, the signature theological “pillars” of formation, interpretation, contextualization and performance are woven together with contextual ‘threads’ that bring contemporary relevance to the learning outcomes of each and every course you will take. “Threads” include subjects like racial diversity, cross cultural understanding, social justice, environmental theology, sexual identity, religious pluralism, creative expression and more.

On-Going Mentoring by Central’s Acclaimed Faculty Is One of the Most Important Benefits of the Program 

Mentoring will not only enable you to gain understanding of your own creative potential, but also greater insights into how you can craft your own successful ministry based on your personal commitments, experiences, gifts and life goals.


Scheduling

A total of 75 credits will be spread over 4 academic years.  Each academic year will include three terms, and each term will be 12 weeks.  Term names are based on the rhythm of the Christian calendar:

Following the four year degree plan, students beginning in the revised curriculum will take the classes in the order below:

*indicates class for Diploma students (Diploma course numbers will be 400 level)

First Year

First Term

Second Term

Third Term

Second Year

First Term

Second Term

Third Term

Third Year 

First Term

Second Term

(Diploma students will add a 1 credit Capstone during this term – Diploma program ends)

Third Term

Fourth Year

First Term

Second Term

Third Term