Master of Divinity
On June 27, 2011, Heritage Christian University announced that the Association for Biblical Higher Education approved their request to begin offering the Master of Divinity this Fall. The MDiv is widely considered the first professional degree for ministers.
HCU Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Bill Bagents noted, "In an ever more educated society, expectations for ministers constantly rise. It's not a matter of education for the sake of education. Rather, it's about increasing the breadth and depth of our skills and knowledge so that we can serve more effectively in an ever more complex world."
The 75-hour degree will allow HCU to serve many congregations of varying size by preparing church workers in theology, ministry and pastoral counseling. The MDiv at HCU will also include a spiritual formation track, aimed at assisting students learn and practice the essentials of spiritual growth