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Master's Degree in Divinity

The 75-hour Master of Divinity is perhaps the most innovative degree of its kind, built around local church ministry in action. Unique to this curriculum is its interlocking and interrelated content. Bible, theology and church history are integrated throughout every praxis course. This interweaving for foundational principles provides the knowledge, skills and dispositions that pastors need and can immediately use in ministry.

Those who have already completed a ministry-related master's degree may be eligible to complete the Master of Divinity in just 48 credits.

Program Highlights

  • Scholarships  available
  • One week courses offered on campus provide you the opportunity to develop relationships with faculty, staff, and fellow students
  • Multiple  start dates  per year
  • Though a specialization is not required, six  (6)  optional  specializations  are offered.
  • With online classes and onsite practice, every class is applied to a local ministry context
  • Offsite courses offered in travel locations such as Israel, Greece, and London
  • Transfer credit options available

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

Tuition & Aid

75 Credit Hours


$551/ Credit Hour

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans’ benefits, and employer reimbursement.

Financial AidTuition Info

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing

There are multiple specializations available for the Master of Divinity degree:

  • Biblical Studies
  • Children, Youth, and Family Ministry
  • Leadership
  • Pastoral Care
  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Worship Arts
Learn more about the specializations.

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Program Requirements
  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or an institution accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education.
  • A 2.5 minimum cumulative undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) from the baccalaureate degree-granting institution at which a minimum of 30 credit hours was completed.
  • An official transcript from the baccalaureate degree-granting institution at which a minimum of 30 credit hours was completed.
  • Two references, including one from a pastor or denominational supervisor.
  • A completed Ministry Context Form.
  • A three-to-four page autobiography and statement of ministry purpose. The ministry purpose statement should reflect one’s sense of God’s direction in relation to Christian ministry or service.
  • Unclassified admission may be granted to applicants who do not wish or plan to become candidates for the master’s degree from Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University, or who do not meet the above requirements. Such applicants must complete the unclassified application form and submit a copy of a transcript showing the conferred undergraduate baccalaureate degree. A maximum of 18 credit hours can be earned as an unclassified student. Students wishing to change from unclassified to regular status must follow normal admission procedures and meet all stated admission requirements.
  • Degree requirements must be completed within 10 years of enrollment with a minimum grade of “C” in each course and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees.
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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

Wesley Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of The Association of Theological Schools and is approved to offer the following degrees: Master of Arts in Ministry, Master of Practical Theology, Master of Divinity, and the Doctor of Ministry.