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Along with the flexibility of an online degree, the Master’s degree in Divinity online program is designed to equip you with diverse ministry leadership skills. Students receive a biblical and theological understanding so they can serve with confidence and effectiveness in a variety of ministry positions such as a senior pastor, executive pastor, associate pastor, pastoral counselor, chaplain, missionary, theological educator or leader or staff worker at a faith-based organization.

The final year of this Master’s of Divinity degree online program includes a summative experience in which students engage in practical ministry and receive mentoring as they reflect on their spiritual vocation.

Crown’s Master of Divinity degree is transfer-friendly, allowing students to build upon their previous graduate work in ministry or theological studies. In addition, those beginning their graduate work may be eligible to graduate with both an M.A. in Christian Studies or an M.A. in Ministry Leadership and the Master of Divinity.

Why choose Divinity studies at Crown?

  • View spiritual formation as a lifelong journey.
  • Interpret Scripture with care.
  • Use the original languages to study the biblical text.
  • Think and act with theological conviction and clarity.
  • Engage in biblical disciple-making ministry.
  • Proclaim the Word of God effectively.
  • Seek to understand local context to design relevant ministry.
  • Empower other leaders for ministry impact.


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You've got a bright future ahead of you.

Limitless options. Extreme flexibility. Future-proofed career skills. M.Div. majors have boundless opportunities.




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Your virtual campus. Open all hours.

Anytime, anywhere, you can complete your coursework. Simply log into your classroom. Whether taking part in discussions with classmates or turning in your latest assignment, your virtual classroom doesn’t just run during office hours. Canvas is open 24-7.


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  • Find your course quickly by selecting the course from the Dashboard.

  • Find weekly overviews, assignments, updates, discussion boards, and quizzes in the Courses tab.

  • Dynamic discussions allow students to connect with fellow thinkers to grow together and go deeper.

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  • See textbooks needed, course guidelines, and an overview of the module.


With robust foundational knowledge of church development, you will learn to cultivate lasting Christian communities.

Church Development Concentration > 

This concentration is for students dedicated to intense community-building and ministering to others in day-to-day life.

Community Development Concentration > 

When traumatic events arise, we need leaders to communicate effectively and manage situations. This concentration will prepare you for a variety of emergency situations.

Disaster and Emergency Management Concentration > 

Maintaining a firm understanding of business is applicable to many situations. This concentration will prepare you for leading non-profits and other organizations.

Executive Leadership Concentration >

Love Hmong culture? This concentration covers the fundamental concepts of Hmong beliefs and worldviews.

Hmong Ministry Concentration > 

Be prepared for cross-cultural missions. Study the complexities and difficulties in global and local ministry.

Intercultural Ministries Concentration > 

Bring Jesus-centered topics into classrooms. This concentration is for students looking to understand education ministry on a global level.

International Christian Education Concentration > 

Interested in worship ministry? Film + Video? Discover how you can connect your theology with art. 

Media Ministry Concentration > 

Get the basics on managing not-for-profit organizations. This concentration will broaden your understanding of Christian leadership in the business world.

Non-Profit Leadership Concentration > 

For pastors who are inspired to guide others in counseling and mentorship, this concentration provides tools to show Jesus’ love in a variety of ways.

Pastoral Counseling Concentration > 

From worship services to church administration, this concentration will help you lead Christian communities.

Pastoral Leadership Concentration > 

The formation of our spiritual lives is one of the most important parts of human development. Know the basics of what spiritual growth looks like.

Spiritual Formation Concentration > 

Go deep into theology. This concentration will guide you through complex biblical concepts while strengthening your understanding of church tradition and Jesus’ ministry.

Theological Studies Concentration > 

Preach the gospel in the city! This concentration will help you understand what urban community looks like from a Christian perspective.

Urban Ministry Concentration > 

What Will I Study?

  • History & Theology of Christian Ministry
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Social & Cultural Foundations for Ministry
  • Teaching for Ministry
  • The Biblical Communicator
  • Spiritual Formation for Ministry
  • Calling and Vocational Assessment
  • Supervised Capstone Project
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Custom-built for your life.

We know you’re busy. Whether its family, work, or church, we created a program that fits with your priorities. Our online programs are flexible and designed for those working full-time, so you can do your coursework anywhere, anytime. Most coursework is due Thursday and Sunday by midnight, giving you the freedom to complete your coursework in your own schedule.

Courses begin throughout the year in January, March, May, July, August, and October. Most courses are 8 weeks. A few courses are 16 weeks long. Advisors assist students in determining a schedule based on their convenience and schedule.

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