Master of Divinity – MDiv – 90 Hours
The MDiv is the professional degree that traditionally prepares graduates to serve in ordained ministry and is required by many denominations for ordination. The MDiv provides a balanced curriculum with courses in biblical studies, theology and church history, and the practice of ministry.
Master of Arts in Practical Ministry – MAPM – 48 Hours
The MAPM prepares graduates for specialized roles in churches or other ministries. Students ordained in denominations that do not require the MDiv often use the MAPM to enhance their knowledge and ministry skills. The curriculum focuses on courses in the practice of ministry.
Master of Arts in Theological Studies – MATS – 48 Hours
Erskine offers the MATS degree both online and onsite to deepen graduates understanding of the Bible, theology, and church history. Students pursue the MATS for personal enrichment, to enhance their ministries as leaders and teachers in their churches, or to prepare for further study.
Master of Theology – ThM – 24 Hours
The ThM provides MDiv and MATS graduates the opportunity to pursue research study in biblical and theological studies that will enhance their ministries and/or provide a foundation for PhD studies.
Doctor of Ministry – DMin – 36 Hours
The DMin provides pastors and other ministry leaders the the opportunity for advanced theological reflection on the work of ministry and to sharpen ministry skills. The MDiv (or its educational equivalent) and experience in ministry are required.