72 Credit Hours


The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) program is designed to prepare competent Bible expositors who are qualified to serve effectively as pastors or leaders in other Christian ministries, including the chaplaincy. The curriculum gives both a basic foundation for the work of the ministry and a balanced, well-rounded biblical and theological perspective. Students may choose from one of seven tracks.


  • Pastoral Studies
  • Local Church Ministry
  • Language Tools
  • Military Chaplaincy
  • Hospital Chaplaincy
  • Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
  • Marriage and Family Counseling

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a general knowledge of of the content and critical issues in the Old and New Testaments from a conservative perspective
  • Demonstrate aptitude for graduate level research in Bible, theology, and ministry-related courses
  • Demonstrate a general knowledge of the Bible, theology, hermeneutics, church history, and practical ministry
  • Learn how to develop, implement, and assess strategies for effective ministry

Admissions Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized college or university
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Autobiographical essay to gauge ministry/Christian experience, professional interests, academic capability
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended schools
  • Completed application with Piedmont International University

Graduation Requirements

Maximum Time Limit to Complete Program

Eight years

Minimum Hours to be Completed at Piedmont

36 hours

Transfer of Credits and Advanced Standing

Transfer and Advanced Standing are not to exceed 50% of degree requirements. Advanced Standing is permissible up to 24 semester hours of applicable courses, except no Advanced Standing is allowed toward degree completion if the Military Chaplaincy track is chosen.

Length of Program and Graduation

The program is 72 semester hours, with graduation upon completion of the prescribed courses (including Transfer and Advanced Standing) with a minimum overall GPA of 2.50.