Master of Divinity (MDiv)

Cairn University is committed to preparing shepherds and teachers for the local church.

Prepare for pastoral leadership in local churches focused on the Word of God. Study the Bible cover-to-cover while developing a foundational understanding of Christian doctrine and applied theology, preparing to approach pastoral responsibilities ranging from counseling to financial management with a biblical perspective.

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Credit Hours


Years (Avg.)

Next Start Date

October 23, 2023

Class Type
On-campus Courses, 7 and 14 Week Terms




Program Highlights

  • Study in a multi-denominational conservative evangelical setting, united around a shared statement of faith and enhanced by the richness of a diverse classroom representing over 40 denominations.
  • Prepare to read the Bible in the original language through two years each of Greek and Hebrew.
  • Earn a seminary degree while benefiting from robust university resources, including library access, student services, and campus events.
  • Attend class on Tuesdays and Thursdays, accommodating flexible work schedules.
  • Advanced standing of up to 24 credits may be granted for Bible/Theology credits earned at an accredited Bible college, Christian liberal arts college or university, or seminary. Credits will be granted on a course-by-course basis

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:

  • Articulate a master’s level understanding of the Bible appropriate for vocational ministry.
  • Articulate a master’s level understanding of systematic and historical theology appropriate for vocational ministry.
  • Demonstrate exegetical skill in the original languages of the Bible.
  • Demonstrate expositional skill in communicating God’s Word.
  • Demonstrate shepherding skills of caring for and leading God’s people within a ministry setting.
  • Demonstrate evidence of mature Christian character necessary for vocational ministry and lead God’s people to spiritual maturity as one who models the same.


To enter the program, the candidate will:

To complete the program, the candidate will:

  • Successfully complete all required coursework with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5


For more information about the Master of Divinity degree programemail [email protected].

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Additional Information

NC-SARA Approved InstitutionCairn Online has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), which regionally oversees postsecondary online education.

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