At Columbia International University, Scripture informs every subject you study and will allow you to develop your own understanding of the word, an understanding that is firmly rooted in God's truth. Our 78-hour Master of Divinity allows you to complete your degree in three years, with a focus on the concentration of your choice. Plus, our competitive tuition rates makes CIU's M.Div. one of the most affordable in the Southeast.

Master of Divinity                     (Bible Exposition)

The M.Div. (Bible Exposition) provides you with a comprehensive range of biblical-theological knowledge and practical skills for ministry leadership along with specialized skills to understand, apply, and communicate the Scriptures effectively on a regular basis in a local church context. It prepares you for a ministry of proclaiming God’s Word as a senior or associate pastor.

OBJECTIVEs

The Master of Divinity (Bible Exposition) will equip you to:

  • Practice sound exegesis and exposition of the biblical text
  • Trace key themes in Scripture
  • Communicate biblical truth with the goal of life transformation
  • Discuss the teaching of individual Bible books in detail
  • Use communication methods that are appropriate to a variety of cultures

OPPORTUNITIES

Potential ministry opportunities for graduates include:

  • Senior pastor
  • Associate Pastor
  • Conference Speaker
  • Itinerant evangelist
  • Ph.D. studies
  • Bible institute professor
  • Local church teaching pastor
  • Bible translator

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Master of Divinity (Global Studies)

The M.Div. (Global Studies) provides you with a comprehensive range of biblical-theological knowledge and practical skills for ministry leadership along with specialized skills to engage, encourage, and support people from another culture with the gospel of Jesus Christ. It prepares you to serve cross-culturally in a local church or with an international agency.

OBJECTIVEs

The Master of Divinity (Global Studies) will equip you to:

  • Apply biblical principles and models for participating in the global mission of God
  • Develop twenty-first-century strategies for participating in the global mission of God
  • Conduct informed cultural analysis and population segment research
  • Evaluate historical examples for participating in the global mission of God
  • Serve effectively in a cross-cultural context

OPPORTUNITIES

Potential ministry opportunities for program graduates include:

  • Agency appointed career missionary
  • International student worker
  • Missions pastor
  • Church cross-cultural outreach coordinator
  • NGO community development worker
  • Business or church cross-cultural consultant

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Master of Divinity (Ministry Studies)

The M.Div. (Ministry Studies) provides you with a comprehensive range of biblical-theological knowledge and practical skills for ministry leadership in a variety of contexts. Through a personalized curriculum, this program prepares you for effective ministry in a local church, with a para-church organization, or with a missions agency.

OBJECTIVEs

The Master of Divinity (Ministry Studies) will equip you to:

  • Apply biblical principles of leadership to the practice of ministry
  • Develop twenty-first-century strategies for missional renewal in multi-cultural settings
  • Communicate biblical truth with the goal of life transformation
  • Foster healthy relationships among members of the body of Christ
  • Apply the results of cultural analysis to evangelism and discipleship strategies

OPPORTUNITIES

Potential ministry opportunities for program graduates include:

  • Pastoring a local congregation  
  • Serving as an assistant or associate pastor
  • Leading a para-church or campus ministry team
  • Leading an outreach or discipleship team
  • Leading a marketplace ministry team

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Master of Divinity (Muslim Studies)

The M.Div. (Muslim Studies) provides you with a comprehensive range of biblical-theological knowledge and practical skills for ministry leadership along with specialized tools and techniques needed to analyze the theology, traditions, and worldview of Islam. It prepares you to engage in research and analysis that contributes to the ministry of cross-cultural life and work among Muslims.

OBJECTIVEs

The Master of Divinity (Muslim Studies) will equip you to:

  • Demonstrate skill in identifying and analyzing cultural issues
  • Evaluate current strategies regarding the global mission of God among Muslims
  • Demonstrate effectiveness in cross-cultural analysis, research, and writing about the global mission of God among Muslims

OPPORTUNITIES

  • Short-term missionary to the Muslim world
  • Career missionary to the Muslim world
  • NGO worker in the Muslim world
  • Ph.D. studies

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