Master of Divinity

The Learning Objectives of the Master of Divinity Program are that our graduates will:

  • Integrate Scripture and Christian tradition
  • Evaluate cultural context in ministry practice
  • Foster spiritual growth of self and others
  • Reflect moral integrity in life and ministry
  • Adapt skills for ministry performance
  • Demonstrate skills for leadership

Oakland City University Chapman Seminary is founded on the conviction that God has intervened in human history for the purpose of bringing salvation.  The bible is the divinely inspired record of that intervention, which culminates in the incarnation, death, and resurrection of Christ.  It contains that knowledge of God and of His will which is necessary for salvation.

The course offerings in the Seminary aim toward the goal of a theological education which equips persons called of God to be able ministers of His Word, skillful both in searching the Scriptures for their meaning and also in communicating and applying revealed truth in a contemporary context.  The curriculum is, therefore, constituted in three divisions:  Biblical Studies, Historical-Theological Studies, and Ministry Theory and Practice Studies.

Admissions to the Master of Divinity Program 
Requirements for unconditional admission to the Master of Divinity program are as follows:

  • A formal application for admission submitted to the Admissions Office together with the application fee.
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year college or university.
  • An overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 based on a 4.0 scale, or a 2.75 average in the undergraduate major field.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from persons qualified to judge aptitude and ability for graduate work; neither recommendation may come from members of the Graduate Council or from the faculty of the Chapman Seminary.
  • Submission of official transcripts of all undergraduate credits and any graduate credits earned.
  • A formal Statement of reasons for applying, making clear the motivation for entering the Seminary.