The Master of Divinity Degree (MDiv) is the standard degree required by many church denominations prior to ordination to pastoral ministry. However, more and more the MDiv is also the degree of choice for men and women who are called to a variety of ministries beyond the pastoral one. Palmer’s MDiv has been crafted for both of these kinds of callings, with students able to choose between a “Pastoral Leadership” track and an “Adaptive Leadership” one with a significant number of electives. 

Online Option: The Master of Divinity (MDiv) is offered On-Campus (this program) and Online. Check out the Online MDIV.

Program Details

  • Delivery: on-campus (PA); online with residency (WV)
  • Length: 78 credits; can be completed in as little as 3 years
  • Cost: view the cost per unit and our financial aid options.  Plus, if you already have a degree from Palmer or Eastern University, check out our Alumni Discount!
  • Locations: St. Davids, PA; Parchment Valley, WV
  • Start Terms: January and August
“The most unique and enjoyable thing at Palmer is the in-depth study and never ending remarkable discovery about the history of God and His creation. Seeing the mysteries of God unveiling right before one's eyes with each book in the Bible has placed the passion for the God into a different dimension and place in my heart.”

Patience Koroma, MDiv '20

The Whole Gospel, For The Whole World, Through Whole Persons.

Palmer emphasizes the importance of a biblically informed and theologically grounded commitment to the combination of evangelism and service in local and intercultural contexts of diverse theologies and Christian traditions by Christ-centered witnesses with a hunger for lifelong spiritual formation and the nurturing of interdependent relationships.

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