With a broad spectrum of degree concentrations available, graduate programs in religion prepares students for military chaplaincy, urban ministry, lay leadership and other faith-focused careers. The Master of Divinity degree with possible concentrations in chaplaincy, theology and worship studies is the professional standard for pastors seeking senior leadership positions. Specializations in the Master of Arts in Religion include pastoral counselling, intercultural studies, evangelism and education.
Graduate programs with a focus on Bible studies offer an in-depth exploration of New and Old Testament scripture, as well as language courses in Hebrew and Greek. Those considering careers in Christian education and Sunday school often pursue graduate degrees in discipleship.
For those called to missionary work, the Master of Divinity in Missional Studies helps students refine skills for interacting in multicultural settings and planting or strengthening worship ministries around the world. Although many master’s programs can be completed online, some concentrations have an on-campus component or brief residency requirement.