2021-2022 University Catalog

Educational Programs

Master of Divinity

The Master of Divinity program is Multnomah’s three-year professional-ministry degree designed to join academic studies with guided and ¬≠evaluated mentored ministry. This enables the graduate to have practical experience in the ministry before leaving seminary.

Master of Arts in Christian Leadership

The Master of Arts in Christian Leadership is a two-year program that combines class work with mentored ministry for professional preparations on the graduate level. This program focuses on the practical aspects of  ministry. The MACL offers the option to emphasize study in Global Development and Justice, Church Leadership, Christian Formation and Soul Care, Parachurch/nonprofit Leadership, Spiritual Formation and Bible/Theology.

Master of Arts in Applied Theology

The Master of Arts in Applied Theology is a 42-unit (two-year) ministry degree that parallels the Doctor of Ministry program. It equips experienced ministry leaders with basic biblical studies and spiritual formation, and integrates ministry practice with theological understanding. The program offers ministry tracks in Collaborative Leadership in a Changing Culture, and Global Evangelism.

Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (Old Testament) or (New Testament)

The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (OT or NT) is a two-year program offering a specialization in biblical studies and exegesis with a concentration in Old Testament or New Testament. The program emphasizes competency in the original languages and research methods related to biblical interpretation. The student will successfully produce and defend scholarly biblical research projects.

Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (Hebrew Bible)

The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (HB) is a three-year program designed for those desiring a stronger background in languages and a deeper understanding of topics related to the Old Testament.  This program is designed to prepare students for entrance into Ph.D. programs and/or teaching ministries.  The student will successfully produce and defend a scholarly thesis.

Master of Arts in Theological Studies

The Master of Arts in Theological Studies is a two-year program offering a specialization in historical theology, systematic theology, or intercultural studies. The ability to work with key theological concepts and thinkers is central to the program. An emphasis is placed on the production of scholarly theological research projects.

Doctor of Ministry

The Doctor of Ministry is a 32-unit professional doctoral degree. It is for experienced ministry leaders with a Master of Divinity or its 72-unit equivalent. The program offers ministry tracks in the areas of Collaborative Leadership in a Changing Culture, and Global Evangelism. Each track is overseen and led by a faculty member serving as the track’s faculty mentor.