Sangre de Cristo Seminary offers the Master of Divinity (MDiv.) degree. This program has a specific purpose of developing exegetical, theological and
communication skills; and has been designed around the purpose of Sangre de Cristo Seminary as found in the “About” section on this web site.
Master of Divinity Degree
Our focal program is the 105-semester hour Master of Divinity Degree (M. Div.). The objective of this M. Div. program is to train students to effectively teach and preach and to minister skillfully with the necessary tools to interpret the Scriptures. Our list of courses may be found in the catalog here. Up to eighteen semester hours may be transferred into the M.Div. program or, if a course is missed up to six credit hours may be done by self-study. Since this program is designed to prepare students to be in the gospel ministry, graduates of this program should be well equipped to integrate exegetical skills and theological knowledge with communication skills.
Although a college bachelor’s degree is necessary to earn the M. Div., we do accept qualified non-college graduates into the program, but they need to be able to work at a high academic level. These non-college graduates will earn a Diploma in Biblical Studies upon successful completion of the 105-credit hour program.
The Diploma in Biblical Studies may be upgraded to a Master of Divinity upon the completion of a college bachelor’s degree, the submission of an official transcript of the bachelor’s degree, an application for the upgrade in writing, with an application fee, and a written integration thesis approved by the advising instructor(s). The integration thesis is a paper written by the student which demonstrates the student’s integration of his theological and undergraduate learning.