Why Choose the Master of Divinity Program at Marylhurst?
Marylhurst is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), and our religious studies program is an Associate member of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and is actively working to ensure full membership in the association.
FOR WORKING PROFESSIONALS
Courses are offered online with two on-campus sessions per year in Portland. Each session lasts four-to-six days.
More than 90% of our graduates find relevant career placements in the field working in parishes or synagogues, pursuing chaplain residency programs, leading retreats and spiritual leaderships ministries or teaching religious education in churches and schools.
Clear pathway to graduation means no guessing on which courses to take. Complete the program in three years.
Small classes with expert faculty who have served, or currently serve as ministers and educators in the field. Plus, supportive alumni services to help you seek placement after graduation.
Upon successful completion of the Marylhurst Master of Divinity program, you will have a strong foundation for professional ministry. Various traditions then offer their own polity and denominational formation to complete the ordination process.
For those pursuing a chaplain career path, you will fulfill the academic M.Div. requirements to proceed with professional certifications for chaplaincy. Your studies prepare you for training with the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) toward professional certification with the Association of Professional Chaplains National Association of Catholic Chaplains. Request information to learn more about the coursework preparing you to make a difference as a pastoral care provider.
Careers in Pastoral Ministry
The Master of Divinity program prepares you to provide spiritual service within various settings including churches, synagogues, hospitals, schools and more.
Connect with our admissions team to discuss your professional goals, explore the professional opportunities available to M.Div. graduates and the service they’re providing to in-need communities across the nation.
- You will need a conferred bachelor’s degree before starting the program.
- A minimum GPA for graduate program admission at Marylhurst is 3.0. If you have a GPA lower than 3.0, you will need to take the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the GRE and earn a score in the 50th percentile.
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