Master of Divinity
About the Program
The Master of Divinity is a graduate degree in theological education. This program is designed to prepare men and women for a full-time professional ministry.
The program of instruction offered at the Seminary is designed to offer the traditional academic support for persons who are seeking certification and ordination within their churches. It also offers an introduction to this tradition to others who are seeking spiritual growth. It is an inclusive program open to representatives of all religious traditions. Courses in the New Thought Christian tradition are offered as electives to all students to familiarize them with this aspect of Christianity. These courses are required for those working in the New Thought Movement. The program of instruction seeks to assist the student 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 formation.
Skill in the use of tools specific to the area of ministry of the student.
All applicants must hold at least a Bachelors degree from an accredited institution and/or a non-accredited institution that has been approved by the Office of the Academic Dean.
The applicant’s file must include the following:
The completed application;
Official transcripts of all college work, both undergraduate and graduate, previously taken;
Application fee of $50.00; and
Three letters of recommendation
Furthermore, an entrance interview is required for all applicants.
Tuition & Fees
$75.00 (per credit)
$25.00 (per credit)* (Audit)
All tuition and fees are subject to revision at any time and are in USD.
*Charges are non-refundable
The Master of Divinity degree program is designed to be completed in three (3) years. The curriculum emerges from the Seminary’s identity as one founded in the New Thought Christian community of the Universal Foundation for Better Living. 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 teaching of Jesus. Classes offered in this area are available as electives to those students not associated with the New Thought Christian Movement.
Each year of the curriculum is designed to foster in the student a deeper personal and spiritual understanding. The core elements in the curriculum are in scriptural studies, theological studies, ethics, history, biblical languages and the practices of the church and its ministry.
In order to reach a wide range of students and a variety of perspectives, the curriculum offers courses online. It will also offer opportunities for field placements, internships and research. For course descriptions, read our Academic Catalog.
"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
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