Christian Studies Dual-level Program (BS in Bible + Master of Divinity)

Whether in a church or parachurch setting, begin your full-time ministry up to three years faster with the BS in Bible + MDiv dual-level program.

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Why You Should Consider This Program:

This program is for highly motivated individuals who are strongly considering or already know that they want to pursue a Master of Divinity degree. While not required for full-time pastoral ministry, an MDiv is a preferred degree that many churches look for on an application. Having an MDiv degree communicates that you have dedicated a significant amount of time to preparing for ministry through a study of theology and the Scriptures—usually in the original languages.

This program can prepare you for ministry or, if you are considering an academic route, be your next step toward a ThM and PhD program.

How it Works:

The Cairn University dual-level BS in Bible/MDiv program allows you to condense what would be eight years of study (four-year bachelor’s + four-year master’s) into just five years by starting master-level courses as early as your sophomore year. You’ll be able to complete all requirements for both degrees in as few as five years without taking summer courses. 

You will also continue to receive your undergraduate scholarships and tuition aid for all five years of study, which will save you thousands of dollars.

Why Christian Studies at Cairn?

  • Study the Bible cover to cover, taking courses that range from surveys of the Old Testament to exegetical studies of Revelation.
  • Learn how to properly exegete and translate the Scriptures through an in-depth study of Greek and Hebrew (four semesters of each language).
  • Deeply explore each branch of systematic theology and the history of theology.
  • Develop the skills of pastoral ministry

Career Paths

  • Senior Pastor
  • Associate/Assistant Pastor
  • Camp Director
  • Bible Teacher
  • Chaplain
  • Missionary
  • Professor (with further study