Master of Divinity

Graduate School of Ministry

Mastering God's Word

Students receive a Biblical and theological understanding so they can serve with confidence and effectiveness in a variety of ministry positions such as a lead pastor, pastoral counselor, chaplain, international worker, and theological educator.

Why study Divinity at Crown College?




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I have the opportunity to not just be in a caring community, but a community that fosters the same values and faith. There are so many different perspectives here from students and professors, and it creates so many opportunities to grow.

Being at Crown makes you want to stay at Crown for the rest of your life; but being at Crown also gets you excited for what God is preparing you to do after college, too.

Nora Xiong


Lead Pastor
Theological Educator

Advanced Degrees

Doctor of Ministry
Doctor of Theology
Doctor of Intercultural Studies

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Alexander Zell

GSOM Program Director - Associate Professor

Dr. Bill Kuhn

Dean, School of Theology + Ministry

Dr. Erin Bell

Content Expert, Core Faculty Member

Preview of Courses

MIN 5510 - The Biblical Communicator

Through this course students will develop their skills in interpreting Scripture and in communicating biblical truth one-on-one, in small groups/teams and in large groups. Attention will be given to the historical, grammatical and literary study of biblical passages in their contexts and to the unique communication skills required for connecting one-on-one, with a small group and in large groups.

BBL 5220 - New Testament Greek for Biblical Research

An introduction to the grammar and vocabulary of New Testament Greek with the goal of being able to utilize electronic resources and read exegetical commentaries.

MIN 5881 - Chaplaincy in the Graduate Context I

Partnering with the Institute for Clinical Pastoral Training (ICPT) on their external site, students who complete the supervised mentoring process successfully will be eligible for a graduate certificate of completion from ICPT for CPE Unit 1. Students will become familiar with a variety of reflection tools through readings, research and other articles, case studies, and activities in which they reflect upon and apply the information learned. (Course Fee) By permission only.


Online education uses digital technology and the internet to deliver educational content. Our courses are built to be 8-week courses. Students can access lectures, assignments, and resources through our online platform, Canvas. Communication with instructors and peers often occurs through discussion forums, video conferencing, and email.
Requirements may vary, but generally, students need a reliable computer and internet connection.
Online exams and assessments can take various forms, including multiple-choice quizzes, essays, and timed exams. Most classes utilize discussion posts each week, due every Thursday. All of these are available on our online program Canvas.
We generally accept credits from accredited institutions as long as the student maintained a C or higher in the course. To see a full list of what classes will transfer, you can visit Transferology or contact our registrar office at
Crown College offers a wide-range of scholarships to every student. 100% of students receive some type of financial aid. For more information about financial aid, click here.
At Crown College, every class is taught from a Biblical worldview. Our faculty are all followers of Christ and are comfortable incorporating Christian principles into their curriculum.

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