Master of Divinity | M.Div

The Master of Divinity program prepares persons for the office of public ministry of Word and Sacrament in the church of Jesus Christ. It requires 90 course credits, equivalent to three years of full-time coursework. In addition, students in the (M.Div.) must complete the equivalent of a one-year full-time internship.

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Zero Student Debt

ILT, through the generosity of donors, supplies financial aid and tuition payment programs to assist students in the payment of tuition. ILT is committed to making an affordable education available to all who are accepted to any educational program. Because of this commitment, ILT students graduate with no debt.

Total: $0.00

Cost of Courses

Tuition is $417 per credit hour or $1,251 per 3-credit course. Tuition cost is subject to change. Additional costs (application fee, books, costs associated with internship, and other applicable fees) are also the responsibility of the participant.









Total: $37,530

Courses to be Completed

The M. Div. program requires 90 credit hours of study, the equivalent of three years of full-time coursework. In addition, students in the M. Div. must complete the equivalent of a one-year full-time internship. Students in the Master of Divinity program choose one of two tracks. The Biblical Theology Track (BT) and the Doctrinal Theology Track (DT).

Total: 90 Credits

Total Timeline

The program has two parts: 36 courses and a 12-month internship. The internship can be done concurrently with coursework. These courses will be conducted online using live, interactive video conferencing. No travel is required for this program, though students may choose to participate in week-long onsite courses. Fulltime students can finish the program in 4 years. Part-time students can finish the program in up to 6 years.

Total: 4 - 6 Years

Program Learning Outcomes

Admissions Requirements

The Program

Wendy Poch

While at ILT I have also found a family. The students and staff genuinely care about one another, constantly lifting one another up in prayer and encouragement. Being a student at ILT has already strengthened me in my current ministries where I serve as the youth leader, an adult Bible study teacher, and as a long-term pastoral intern in my home congregation. The education I am receiving is theologically sound and wonderfully accessible through the video conferencing technology we utilize. I am most grateful for the semesters that I have completed at ILT thus far and look forward with great excitement to finishing my Masters of Divinity degree at the Institute of Lutheran Theology.​