Academic Options

In the process of discerning if God is calling you to seminary, there is also the decision of which degree is right for you. Below you will find outlines of all the degrees offered in Sacramento. If you still have questions or need help understanding which degree would best suit your interests, feel free to contact us. We're happy to help!

Degree Preparation Summary

Master of Divinity (MDiv)*: Provides a full, comprehensive training in biblical studies and theology to open doors for ordination, further academics, parachurch ministry, or service in any vocation.

Master of Arts in Theology (MAT): Gives students a solid academic foundation in biblical and theological studies for further academic studies or to inform one's ministry and work in local communities.

Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry (MATM): Forms students for work in their local church or communities through a range of biblical, theological and ministry courses and through a practicum to help students integrate theory into practice.

Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies (MAICS): Prepares students for work or service in cross-cultural or multi-cultural contexts, equipping students with theological, biblical, sociological and anthropological tools.

Master of Arts in Christian Leadership (MACL): Supports the every-day followers of Jesus with additional tools to think critically and take informed action in their efforts to transform their local communities or ministries with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Master of Arts in Global Leadership (MAGL): Equips pastors, missionaries, and non-profit leaders, engaged together in a "cohort" (learning community), with new biblical, theological, cultural, and organizational insights for their leadership.

*Only 2/3 of the MDiv program can be completed in Sacramento, the remaining 1/3 must be completed at an MDiv degree site such as Menlo Park, Pasadena, Seattle, Phoenix, Houston, or Irvine.

Comparison Chart

MDiv MAT MATM MAICS MACL MAGL

Units

120 units 96 units 96 units 96 units 72 units 72 units

Completion Time

3 years (full-time)

5 years (part-time)

2 years (full-time)

3 years (part-time)

2 years (full-time)

3 years (part-time)

2 years (full-time)

3 years (part-time)

1.5 years (full-time)

2.25 years (part-time)

2.25 years (full cohort)

4.5 years (1 class/qtr.)

Flexibility

Up to 50% online Up to 50% online Online degree Online degree Up to 50% online Online degree

Residency Requirement

40 units 32 units 24 units 24 units 24 units 16 units

Emphasis Options**

All (except ANE) All (except USMC) All* (except ANE) All* (except ANE & USMC) All (except ANE & USMC) All* (except ANE & USMC)

Additional Language Options

Programa disponible en español; select classes in Korean

Programa disponible en español; select classes in Korean

Programa disponible en español; select classes in Korean

Degree available in Korean; seleccione las clases en español

Programa disponible en español; select classes in Korean


Seleccione clases electivas disponibles en español

Preparation for Further Study

PhD Theology

DMin, DMin Global Ministries (Korean), DMiss

ThM Theology, ThM Intercultural Studies, ThM Missiology (Korean)

PhD Theology

DMin, DMiss

ThM Theology, ThM Intercultural Studies

DMin, DMiss

ThM Theology, ThM Intercultural Studies

PhD Intercultural Studies

DMiss

DMiss

Contact
(626) 584-5200
(800) 235-2222
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Pasadena, CA 91182

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