The Master of Divinity (M. Div.) program prepares persons for the office of the public ministry of Word and Sacrament in the church of Jesus Christ. It 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.

Master of Divinity | M.Div.

The Program


Students in the Master of Divinity program choose one of two tracks. The Biblical Theology Track (BT) gives somewhat more emphasis to Biblical languages and study of the Bible. The Doctrinal Theology Track (DT) gives somewhat more emphasis to historical and systematic theology. Both tracks provide a comprehensive foundation for pastoral ministry. To find courses on the M.Div. Look in the Academic Catalog starting on page 104.


An internship is a formal partnership between a Master of Divinity student, a congregation, and a supervising pastor for the student’s education and maturation as a pastor of Christ’s church. A successful internship is a requirement of ILT’s Master of Divinity degree.


  • A student is normally eligible for an internship after having completed a minimum of 30 hours of coursework.

  • ILT maintains a list of congregations that have expressed an interest in having an intern. Students should consult with the Director of Contextual Education for information regarding possible internship sites. Students may also arrange for their own internship sites. All intern supervisors must complete an application with ILT and be approved by the faculty.

  • Further information regarding internships is available from the Director of Contextual Education

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