The three-year Master of Divinity (M.Div.) is the cornerstone of CTH. This program prepares students for Holy Orders with courses of study in four departments: Biblical Studies, Church History, Dogmatic Theology & Liturgics, and Pastoral Theology.
More than a third of the program is concentrated in the area of Holy Scripture. In order for students to carry out their Holy Orders requirements to preach the Word of God, they must know the Scriptures. This is why study of the Scriptures in their original languages is deemed necessary. In addition to introductory courses on history, background, and hermeneutics, students receive training in all of the books of the Old and New Testaments.
The M.Div. requires 133 credit hours. The required courses are listed in the column at right, and their descriptions are found at the links provided for each department. Worship and spiritual formation is also required for those pursuing the M.Div.
|Old Testament||New Testament|
|OT Introduction||NT Introduction|
|Historical Books||Acts & Pauline Epistles|
|OT Poets||Catholic Epistles|
Book of Revelation
|Biblical Languages||Biblical Covenant|
|Hebrew 1-3||English Bible Survey 1 OT|
|English Bible Survey 2 NT|
|Patristic||Reformation and Modern|
|Dogmatic Theology||Liturgical Studies|
| God & Christ
Man, Sin, Salvation
Church & Sacraments
|Philosophy of Religion|
|Spirituality||Evangelism & Mission|
|Cure of Souls
Marriage & Family