Master in Divinity

Master of Divinity (MDiv)


Preparing students to teach and reach this modern world.

Why Earn a MDiv through Capital Seminary & Graduate School?

A 21st-century MDiv for 21st-century pastors, counselors ministry leaders and chaplains.

At LBC | Capital, we offer a Master of Divinity (MDiv) program that will provide you with more than just the credentials to get you where you want to go. By the time you graduate from LBC | Capital, you will have spent as many hours preparing for ministry in the 21st century as you will have spent in learning theology and the biblical languages. After all, what good is our ancient faith if we can’t properly teach and reach a modern world, culture and church?

What Makes our Program Different?

Our MDiv combines its Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (providing you with a biblical and theological foundation) with our Master of Arts in Ministry (providing practical ministry training). Because of this unique balance, you have an opportunity to earn a Master of Arts along the way. Additionally, the program is delivered in a blended, accelerated, cohort-based model that allows life-engaged adult learners to complete an advanced degree without uprooting life at home and work. Students participate in a learning community that blends online education with in-class residencies. A typical course is 6 weeks in length and is comprised of 5 weeks of online work and two days of residency.

Concentrations Offered:

  • Bible Exposition
  • Christian Apologetics
  • Christian Care
  • Church Planting
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Formational Children & Family Ministry
  • Leadership Studies
  • Pastoral Studies
  • Youth & Young Adult Ministry

"As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received."  - Ephesians 4:1

In This Program, Students Will…

  • A foundational knowledge of the narrative, content, and interpretation of the Bible for the purposes of the development of a biblical worldview.
  • The skill sets necessary in effectively communicating the Scriptures.
  • The skills necessary in the process of personal spiritual formation and discipleship of others.
  • The character and competencies necessary to be an authentic servant leader.
  • The skills necessary to study the Bible using the tools of biblical interpretation and language study.

Curriculum Plan

MA of Divinity (72 Credits)

Biblical and Theological Studies: 12 Credits
Ministry Praxis: 9 Credits
Advanced Biblical and Theological Studies: 24 Credits
Advanced Ministry Praxis: 21 Credits
Field-Based Experience: 6 Credits


View the CATALOG for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions, and further detail about this program.

Hear from a Student:  MA in Ministry

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"I chose Capital because it was accessible, affordable, practical and theologically solid. It was a balanced, comprehensive program that fit my life. I was also learning things that I was able to apply immediately. I came out of the class on The Life & Work of the Leader and taught it to my elders within a week!"

- Doug Logan ('16)

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Wade Mullen

MDiv Program Director

"As we seek as a learning community to become those who are governed by love and obedience to Jesus Christ, my prayer is that we will learn to lead and minister like the Great Servant, who came not to be served, but to serve." — Wade Mullen

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Dr. Rick Rhoads

Chair of the Church & Ministry Leadership Department

"Who who are and how we live together is what we teach." — Mr. Buckwalter

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Lancaster Bible College|Capital Seminary & Graduate School is an equal opportunity institution that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification), ancestry, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, admission to and enrollment with the College.