The Online Master of Divinity (Openseminary) is built around six church practices and designed for people in ministry. It offers an innovative and fresh approach for doing theology in ministry context. Our distinctive Openseminary™ approach explores six key dimensions of church practice as windows through which biblical, historical, theological and contemporary issues are examined. Students can choose to take classes fully online or using a hybrid online and on-campus model. Watch a full description of the Openseminary™ approach.

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Prefer to study on campus? 

  • Palmer offers a Master of Divinity either Online (this program) or on campus in St. Davids, Pennsylvania.
“Something I treasure most about my experience as a student at Palmer Seminary is the community of students and faculty. The instructors care about the students and are invested in our academic success and personal and spiritual well-being. I am deeply grateful to learn from and alongside a diverse faculty and student body, representing different perspectives and experiences than mine, because it pushes me to grow and explore my faith in new and fresh ways.”

Jen Lisowski, MDiv 

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  • United Methodist students should contact Rev. Johnson Dodla ( or their Committee on Ministry before enrolling in an online Master of Divinity program, in case the online version of the degree may not be counted toward ordination.

Ranked Among Top Master of Divinity Online Programs

Master's Online SealPalmer Theological Seminary's Master of Divinity (MDiv) Online Openseminary program has been ranked among the top Master of Divinity Online Programs by Online Master's Colleges!