Overview of Degrees

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Master of Divinity

The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree is designed for those preparing to enter ministry as ordained religious leaders or as lay professional ministers. United’s program meets the requirements for ordination in most major Protestant denominations.


Master of Arts in Christian Ministries

The Master of Arts in Christian Ministries (M.A.C.M.) is designed to equip people for leadership and service in various areas related to the Christian community’s public life and practice.


Master of Theological Studies

The Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S) degree program is designed for persons who wish to pursue the academic study of religion to increase their religious understanding and their ministerial capacity to serve the Church and community.


Master of Pastoral Theology

The Master of Pastoral Theology (M.P.Th.) degree program is designed for students who wish to enter the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) program and have completed a previous master’s degree but have not completed a Master of Divinity or its educational equivalent.*

* The M.P.Th. program is offered as an approved exception to ATS Degree Program Standard E, section E.4.3.


Doctor of Ministry

The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min) program is an advanced professional degree program centered in the practice of ministry. This degree presupposes a Master of Divinity degree followed by at least three years of ministry.