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2021-2022 Master of Divinity

The Master of Divinity degree is a fully online program that builds upon the foundation of the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies to equip students who are called to pastoral leadership roles, such as a senior pastor, church planter, missionary, or chaplain. The Master of Divinity student will demonstrate mastery in skills necessary for ministry success in higher leadership positions within the local church and parachurch organizations.

Note: The institution does not offer any programs that lead to professional licensure. A graduate of programs offered at CCU is not eligible to sit for licensure exams within the United States.”


The purpose of the Master of Divinity is to provide effective tools for furthering the cause of Christ through biblical studies and Christian ministry.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Master of Divinity degree program the student will be able to:

  • Apply all ministry skills from the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies program.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the Biblical languages.
  • Correlate Biblical ideas in a variety of counseling settings.
  • Develop strategies for effective evangelism and missions programs in the local church.
  • Practice leadership and administration skills necessary for success as leaders in the local

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Divinity program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of an evangelical, theological education that is reflected by a biblical worldview and the necessary skills to serve as a Senior Pastor or other leadership roles in the Body of Christ.
  • Exhibit ministry readiness to lead others through confident application of ministry skills in a specifically Calvary Chapel environment.
  • Execute exemplary leadership ability in providing vision and forward momentum among a local church staff or ministry team.
  • Explain the Word of God accurately, with emphasis on edification of the Body of Christ and application that advances the Great Commission.


Program Structure

The 72 credit Master of Divinity program is scholarly in its academics and practical in its

application to ministry. The method of instruction is 100% online, asynchronous format, and includes video conferencing. The Master of Divinity degree program has five specialization options: Biblical Theology, Biblical Leadership, Biblical Counseling, Christian Education, and Women’s Ministry.


Master of Divinity
2021-2022 Degree Completion Plan
CORE COURSES (24 units)
APO501 Apologetics 2 3
MIN501 Evangelism & Missions 3
THE502 Theology 1 3
THE503 Theology 2 3
THE519 Hermeneutics 3
BIB501 Old Testament Survey 3
BIB502 New Testament Survey 3
MIN512 Calvary Chapel Distinctives 3



BC524 Pastoral Counseling 3
BC525 Marital and Premarital Counseling 3
PATH501 Pastoral Theology 3
PATH502 Church Administration/Management 3
BIB513 Hebrew Language Tools 3
BIB511 Greek Language Tools 3
MIN515 Homiletics-Introduction to Biblical Preaching 3
MIN516 Preaching Lab 3
HIS501 Church History 1 3
HIS502 Church History 2 3
PATH503 Pastoring as Vocation 3
CAP501 Capstone Project 3


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TOTAL HOURS       72

Graduation Requirements
Complete 72 hours
Complete a minimum of 54 credits through Calvary Chapel University (CCU), not to include credits from a prior degree earned through CCU
3.0 GPA
No more that 2 grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes C+ & C-)
No grades of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes D+ & D-)
Degree must be completed within 7 years

Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s
anticipated graduation date Revised: 04/27/2020


Effective Catalog Term: 2020-2021


2021-2022 Master of Divinity Specialization Courses

Biblical Theology

THE570 Christology
THE571 Pneumatology
THE572 Eschatology
THE573 Ecclesiology

Christian Leadership

CBL503 Strategic Leadership Planning
CBL510 Theology of Leadership
CBL551 Studies in Team Building
CBL571 The Heart of a Leader

Christian Education

ED529 Current Issues in Education
ED541 History & Philosophy of Education
ED548 School Culture & Classroom Dynamics
ED582 Instructional Design

Biblical Counseling

BC501 Biblical Counseling: One-on-One Discipleship
BC512 A Theology of Biblical Counseling
BC513 Methods of Biblical Change
BC514 Marriage and Family Counseling 2

Women’s Ministry

MIN514 Leadership Development for Women’s Ministry
MIN611 Teaching Women
MIN612 Women’s Ministry in the 21st Century
MIN655 Counseling Women 2

Admissions Requirements

 Individuals seeking admission to a Calvary Chapel University graduate program must:

  • Fill out and submit the online application through the Populi system
  • Pay a $100 non-refundable application fee
  • Request official transcripts for all college or university coursework
  • Complete Student Reference Requests
  • Read the Student Handbook and sign the Behavioral Conduct and Institutional Standards agreement.

The spiritual requirements for admission involve demonstrating an unwavering commitment to Christ and the inspired and inerrant Scriptures, having consistent Christian character, utilizing one’s spiritual gifts for the building up of the Body of Christ and your professional vocation, and yielding to the Holy Spirit’s call to service and Christian growth.

Competency Assessment

Applicant’s skills and competencies to succeed in a distance education environment are assessed prior to acceptance via official transcripts, the online application, and required admission materials including a personal testimony to determine spiritual readiness.

Technology Requirements

  • 0 GHz processor or higher
  • 4 GB RAM
  • High Speed Internet
  • Speakers/Headphones
  • Microphone (external or built-in)
  • Webcam (internal or external)


  • Zoom
  • Google Suite of applications
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (available free from the Adobe website)

Online Instructional Methods

Courses are disseminated 100% online through The Master of Divinity program utilizes instructional methods such as, but not limited to: video lectures, reading and writing assignments, discussion boards, quizzes, and exams.

Online Grading Practices

Final examinations are course specific and assessed with a rubric. Passing grades are determined by each instructor and stated in the course syllabus. Within 48 hours of submitting assignments, work is evaluated and a grade is posted in the online course grade book. Students have access to view their personal grades at any time. There is no mailing of institutional responses or

evaluations of students’ work. All grading and communication with students is conducted within Populi, the online operating system.

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for a Master of Divinity, a student must:

  • Complete the approved program consisting of 72 credits.
  • Complete a minimum of 54 credits through Calvary Chapel University (CCU), not to include credits from a prior degree earned through CCU.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative P.A. of 3.0.

Note: No grade below a C- will be applied toward a Master’s degree at Calvary Chapel

University. Please submit a Graduation Application to the Registrar’s Office at the beginning of the final semester. In order for you to receive your diploma all financial obligations must be met.