Masters of Divinity Degree Online (MDiv)

Houston Christian University’s online Master of Divinity degree prepares students for ministry in churches and beyond. The Master in Divinity degree online emphasizes personal formation and practical experience in ministry settings along with traditional classes in order to prepare learners for serving.

About the Master in Divinity Online

The Master of Divinity online (MDiv online) is offered as an integrated approach to Christian theological graduate education designed to prepare students for ministry in their churches. Accordingly, the degree program is highly focused on personal formation and practical experience in ministry settings, in addition to more traditional classes, in order to prepare learners for serving in a church or parachurch ministry.

Our faculty and students represent a broad range of evangelical traditions, theological perspectives, and denominations. Thus, we welcome anyone to study with us and get your divinity degree online with us.

As a preparation for vocational ministry, our MDiv online classes focus on giving you the core skills needed to understand and apply the Bible in your particular cultural context. Whether your specific classes focus on biblical, systematic, or practical theology, our goal is to help you integrate these so that your ministry is holistically faithful to God’s Word and relevant to our culture.

Our 75-hour divinity degree online is built upon study in core areas (Practical Theology, Biblical Studies, and Systematic Theology), but you have a large amount of electives within each of these areas, as well as further general electives, which can be in one of the areas above or in our other MA program areas: Biblical Languages, Apologetics, and Philosophy.

MDiv Degree Online Degree Plans

View the Master of Divinity online Degree Completion Plans:

Review Biblical Languages degree plan

Review English Languages degree plan

Admission Requirements
  1. Official Transcripts – Official transcripts should be sent directly to from the college or university that awarded your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts from any additional coursework since that time should also be submitted.
  2. Personal Statement – As part of the application process, a statement of the student’s interest should be submitted. The statement should indicate the student’s faith in Jesus Christ and general agreement with the university’s preamble.
  3. Résumé/CV – Email a current resumé or CV to
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Houston Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, graduate and doctoral degrees.