Programs Overview

Master of Divinity

The Master of Divinity is the basic degree for professional ministry, integrating Biblical Literature, Theological/Historical Studies and the Practices of Ministry

Master of Arts Academic Programs

These programs enable students to understand and appreciate the biblical, historical and theological content of the Christian faith within a charismatic context and assist students in interpreting and communicating the Christian faith. The academic M.A. degree is designed as a terminal degree for those planning to teach in churches, Bible colleges and Christian schools, or as foundational study for further doctoral studies. Degrees offered include:

Master of Arts Professional Programs

These programs prepare students for specialized ministries within the local church, church-related agencies or other professional settings. These programs provide students with the theories, skills and practical abilities necessary to perform effectively the ministry to which they are called, as well as the general biblical and theological understanding necessary for specialized ministries or foundational studies necessary for pursuing doctoral studies. Degrees offered include:

Graduate Theology and Ministry Overview

Modular Program

In today's fast-paced society, it can be difficult to earn a graduate degree. But through the ORU College of Theology and Ministry' Modular Program, people can see their educational dreams become a reality-without interrupting the rest of their lives. Read more...

Joint Degrees

The College of Theology and Ministry offers an innovative program where students may enroll in two master’s degrees simultaneously. With proper planning and advisement, students can pursue two distinct theological degrees and reduce overall program time by up to a year. Students may enroll in a second master’s degree following the completion of half of their first master’s program.

Current ORU undergraduate students are able to earn a maximum of 12 hours toward their Master's degree. When combined with our Fast-Track program, undergraduate students could begin earning two full Masters degrees with as much as 24 hours credit (12 hours in class and 12 hours of Advanced Standing) before the first day of school.

Those interested in seeking joint degree status are encouraged to speak with an academic advisor for more information.

Doctor of Ministry

This program offers two areas of specialization:

Pastoral Care & Counseling
Christian Ministries & Leadership

For more information, click here: Doctor of Ministry