Grand Canyon University

3300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85017

Program Details

The Master of Divinity is the standard degree for professional ministry preparation and is designed for students who intend to serve in local churches, Christian organizations, and other ministerial roles. The Master of Divinity program offers comprehensive biblical and theological knowledge while developing skills necessary for effective Christian ministry. The Master of Divinity curriculum focuses on biblical, historical, theological, and ethical knowledge as well as exegetical, pastoral, and homiletic skills. Significant attention is also directed at the inward formation of Christ-like character and an ability to minister with wisdom and sensitivity within the community of faith and as leaders in the public domain. Thus the Master of Divinity provides a strong basis for ordained, professional ministry and a substantial foundation for advanced study in preparation for an academic career. This degree features a foundational, pastorally oriented program of study that emphasizes the centrality of the gospel, the significance of the church, and the pressing need to advance the Kingdom of God through missions. The program‛s courses are designed to offer the crucial components of a well-rounded, theological education and to equip students for a life of faithful ministry.

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    Program Overview

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    • Delivery Format:
      Mostly Online
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      Per Semester Credit
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    • Fees Overview :

      Canyon Connect Fee per course: $95; Learning Management Fee: $400; Graduating Fee: $150; Weeklong Residency: $950

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    • Accredited bachelor’s degree from a GCU-approved institution with a 2.8 GPA or higher
    • Must attend 3 on-campus week-long residency components
    • Must affirm the University’s Doctrinal Statement and the College’s Covenant

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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