The Master of Divinity degree is the basic graduate degree in theological education. The eighty one hour program of study leading to this degree is designed to prepare students for various forms of ministry in the church…
Master of Theological Studies
The Master of Theological Studies degree is a forty-nine semester hour degree for persons who do not plan to be ordained. The degree provides a basic understanding of theological disciplines for those who plan to engage in further graduate study, or for those who wish to acquire a general theological education at the master's level.
Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry
The Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry degree is a forty-eight semester hour degree for personswho serve (or plan to serve) vocationally or bi-vocationally as specialized ministers or associate ministers (e.g. of Christian Education, Worship, Pastoral Care) or as permanent deacons. The degree provides a basic understanding of theological disciplines with a mixture of practical coursework in order to focus on Christian service in various church settings.
Master of Theology
The Master of Theology degree is an advanced masters degree program at Brite Divinity School. The twenty-four hour program leading to this degree is designed to provide students with a more complete mastery of a particular area of theological study than is normally provided at the M.Div. level.
Doctor of Ministry
This program is not accepting new applications
The Doctor of Ministry degree is a thirty-three hour advanced professional program intended to enhance the practice of ministry for persons who hold the M.Div. degree or its equivalent, who have worked in a ministerial context for at least three years after earning the M.Div. degree, and who continue in the tasks and responsibilities of ministry during the course of their doctoral study.
Doctor of Philosophy - Biblical Interpretation
The Ph.D. program in Biblical Interpretation (BIIN) is an advanced academic degree designed to prepare students for independent research and vocations of teaching biblical interpretation and related historical and hermeneutical areas…
Doctor of Philosophy - Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Counseling
The Ph.D. program in Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Counseling is designed to train women and men in the academic disciplines of pastoral theology, pastoral care, and pastoral counseling. In keeping with the mission of Brite Divinity School, graduates of this program will make significant contributions to the Church’s ministry with individuals, families, congregations, and social systems…
Certificate of Theological Studies
A Certificate of Theological Studies is offered by Brite Divinity School to persons who do not project the completion of a degree program, but engage in a twenty-one semester hour program of graduate theological studies in order to enhance the quality of their lay leadership within the church and broaden their perspectives on contemporary faith and life…