Master of Divinity

The Master of Divinity is the most widely recognized degree for religious professionals, including ordained elders

Drew Provides

a practical foundation for the work of ministry and the theological insights to interpret Christianity for the contemporary world.


Learn to interpret sacred texts with cultural sensitivity and ethical awareness by exploring the contexts in which they were written and have been read.

Biblia sacra polyglotta, London 1657, Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Drew University Library


Encounter—and understand—religious pluralism and cultural differences through experiences in and beyond the classroom.

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Hear and respond to God’s call to address injustice and inequality.

Theological School responds to the shooting of Trayvon Martin on Feburary 26, 2012.

Amy Sandlin
Student, Master of Divinity

“The best preparation for a pastor is broad experience in the multifaceted work of ministry. I got to do so much in my supervised ministry—direct education programs, provide pastoral care, preach and lead services from baptisms to funerals. And the classroom component at Drew was both intense and supportive; we were a small group of students coming together to share and learn from each other. Most importantly, the experience validated that I had been called by God to do this work.”

My Favorite Course

“PREP offered a unique opportunity to learn with ‘inside students,’ whom you would never encounter in a regular seminary class. What these women taught me was a different approach to hearing scripture and thinking about God. This class, and the work of ministry, is about finding and connecting with people wherever they are on their journey.”

Margaret Currier Student, Master of Divinity,
on her Partnership for Religion and Education in Prison (PREP) course

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Graduation Requirements for Master of Divinity

The M.Div. program may be completed in three years of full-time study and a degree is awarded at the satisfactory completion of 84 credits.

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