Online

MASTER OF DIVINITY
IN GENERAL MINISTRY

The Westminster Master of Divinity is the most rigorous and comprehensive course of study toward becoming a trained specialist in the Bible. It combines deep, exegetical-theological studies and preparation of the heart to serve Christ and his global church.

Now available fully online through state-of-the-art digital platforms, you can earn your degree while staying in your local ministry context.

ONLINE MDIV AT A GLANCE

100%

online format

Face-to-face small groups

111

credit hours of coursework

Small class sizes

4–8

years to degree completion

Begin February, May, or September

Our integrated curriculum prepares you to:

Read the Bible in its original languages in order to exegete with precision and accuracy.

Understand how each book of the Bible fits with the whole.

Appreciate the full scope of church history, from the ancient to modern era.

Engage in a comprehensive study of systematic theology to understand the relationship of God, humankind, and creation.

Defend the Christian faith in a manner consistent with the Scriptures.

Teach and apply the whole counsel of God in real-world situations in life and ministry.

Demonstrate biblical principles of leadership in order to serve the church humbly and effectively.

Practical Application through Mentored Ministry

Students have the opportunity to connect the riches of Westminster’s distinct curriculum with practical experience outside the classroom. Work with a mentor to expand your experience in a wide range of ministry contexts.

ONLINE COURSE PREVIEWS

Our online courses leverage innovative technology and high-quality production to deliver excellent content in engaging formats.

"I think the online courses are exemplary of how a seminary should go about education in a time like this.”

Current Student

“Studying Greek has given me a greater passion for my love of Scripture. Learning the Bible in its original language allows the very words of Scripture to come to life and nourish both my mind and heart in my study and meditation of the Bible.”

GREEK 1 Student

A BETTER WAY TO LEARN ONLINE

Flexible programs that fit your life.

Our online programs are designed with your schedule in mind. Watch course lectures at your own pace and start your degree during one of our February, May, or September terms. Enroll as a full-time or part-time student, or enroll in a single class as a visiting student to see if our program is a good fit for you.

Engaging and innovative classroom environment, with high-production excellence.

Classes are specifically designed to enhance learning for the online student. With engaging videos from Westminster faculty and informative animations, you’ll see concepts in whole new ways. Speed lectures up or slow them down. Watch them again or all at once. Shape how you learn best.

Face-to-face connection with a global community through integrated digital platforms.

Effective learning happens in community. Face-to-face small groups and group messaging app connect you to global peers, faculty, and staff around the clock. Your personal advisor is available to help you balance class with life. ​​​​Access to tech help and writing resources will ensure you succeed.

Immediate application in your life, work, and ongoing ministry.

Take what you learn in theology, biblical studies, apologetics, and biblical counseling directly from the classroom into your ministry or workplace setting. Our online instructors, spiritual care, and support teams will walk alongside you, providing guidance and encouragement as you develop your ministerial skills and sharpen your sense of calling.

MEET YOUR SUPPORT TEAM

At Westminster, each student is known and prayed for by name. The Student Support team’s dedicated focus is to care for you throughout your time at Westminster.

Jerry McFarland

Online Dean of Students

Tyler Frey

Student Support COORDINATOR

The Master of Divinity in General Ministry will equip you to serve in a wide range of contexts.

MDIV ALUMNI SERVE IN:

Cross-cultural missions

Continuing academic scholarship

Seminary leadership

Church pastorate

Vocational ministry

Christian education

Westminster has significantly strengthened my anchor in the Word, from which I am far better equipped to send out rescue lines to the campus where I minister.

Ben Jackson, MDiv 2017

Westminster captured my imagination for the beauty, believability, and bounty of Scripture.

Chase Daws, MDiv 2017

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long will it take me to complete my degree?

The online MDiv can be completed in four years. You can also complete your coursework on a part-time schedule, with the requirement that all credits are completed within 10 years. Contact our admissions team to discuss your goals and determine the right pace for you.

What are the differences between online and on-campus formats?

All class formats deliver the same high-quality course material taught by our faculty. On-campus programs require students to take courses at our campus in Glenside, Pennsylvania. Online programs deliver courses through state-of-the-art digital platforms and are designed to be more flexible with scheduling.

Are there any scholarships for the online MDiv?

We currently do not have scholarships for our online programs. We encourage all students to seek support from their local church and personal network, and apply to outside scholarships opportunities. Contact our admissions team for tuition coaching.

Can an online student take residential classes?

Yes, pending seat availability.

Can I audit online courses?

No, auditing is currently not available.

Where can I find answers to my other questions?

We are here to help. Please fill out a contact form or reach us at 267-579-2366.