The Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
program is designed to prepare people for ministry in many possible settings. It is the degree required for ordination in most Protestant denominations. The Claremont M.Div. is a 72-unit degree that combines academic excellence with spiritual formation and social engagement, in the context of an interreligious and culturally diverse academic community.
The program presupposes that in order to serve and lead responsibly, men and women need intimate knowledge of their own traditions, appreciation of other forms of spiritual practice and insight, deep engagement with today’s social and political realities, and strong dialogical and critical thinking skills. Learn More.
The M.A. in Ministry, Leadership, and Service (M.A.M.L.S.)
program is a 48-unit professional degree program designed to prepare students for leadership in a variety of contexts.
It is intended for people seeking ordination in Christian denominations that do not require the Master of Divinity degree, for those beginning their formal theological education after ordination or substantial ministry experience, or for laity who want to enhance their service and leadership.
The program combines academic excellence with spiritual formation and ministry engagement, in the context of an interreligious and culturally diverse academic community. Learn more.
The Master of Arts (M.A.)
program is a 48-unit degree that combines academic excellence and opportunities for vocational exploration with the goal of preparing students for further graduate study, various forms of religious leadership and ministry, and for general education and enrichment.
Concentrations are available in theological studies (breadth of knowledge), a single theological discipline, or interdisciplinary/comparative studies. Learn more.