Master of Divinity
About the Program
The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) is a professional graduate degree in theological education. The program is designed to prepare men and women for a full-time professional ministry. The program is also suited for individuals whose calling may be to develop 21st century platforms, services, or publications that promote spiritual formation, education and empowerment. The program offers two tracks:
The General Track, for those seeking theological knowledge for the purpose of advancement within their current or desired field -- not necessarily for certification, licensing or ordination.
The UFBL Track, for persons interested in becoming a Licensed/Ordained Universal Foundation for Better Living (UFBL) Minister. (Summer courses and additional workshops are required.)
Note: Successful completion of the UFBL Track qualifies students to become candidates to be interviewed by the Licensing & Ordination (L&O) Committee. Candidates who have successfully completed the L&O process will be recommended to the UFBL Board of Directors for licensing or ordination.
All applicants must hold at least a Bachelors degree from an accredited institution.
The applicant’s file must include the following:
*$100 non-refundable application fee
Official transcripts of all college work, both undergraduate and graduate, previously taken;
Three letters of recommendation
Furthermore, an entrance interview may be required for all applicants.
Tuition & Fees
$75.00 (per credit)
*$50.00 (per credit) (Audit)
All tuition and fees are subject to revision at any time and are in USD.
*Charges are non-refundable
The M.Div. degree is designed to be completed in at least three years: in the Fall, Winter and Spring. Six-week Summer terms are required for those on the UFBL Track.
The curriculum emerges from the Seminary’s identity as one founded in the New Thought Christian community of the UFBL. It aims to lead students to a new understanding of the place of New Thought Christianity as the mystical tradition of Christianity and its relationship to the teachings of Jesus.
The curriculum is designed to foster in the student a deeper personal and spiritual understanding. The program is offered fully online. It also offers an opportunity for field placements and internships.
The program of instruction seeks to assist students in developing the following:
Proficiency in identifying the biblical, theological, and historical traditions which form the basis of ministry.
Proficiency in scriptural interpretation and application.
Personal spiritual growth and formation.
Knowledge of the various trends and challenges facing the faith community, and becoming proactive in addressing those challenges.
Awareness of the role that spiritual leaders and faith-communities have in matters of social advocacy.
"My experience as a student of the Johnnie Colemon Theological Seminary has been one of intellectual, spiritual and personal growth. I am grateful to have the opportunity of being among the first group of students to enroll and to be taught by such wonderful and knowledgeable professors."
Dr. Aubyn Jones
The Rev. Dr. Anna Price, PhD