(OCA) - Saint Vladimir’s Seminary announces its new Master of Divinity Equivalency Program designed to help Master of Arts graduates earn the necessary 72 graduate credits for an M. Div. degree equivalency in order to be eligible for admission to the Doctor of Ministry program.
The program—designed to be completed in three years—covers broad-based work in theology, biblical studies, and the arts ministry, including the supervised practice of ministry. Coursework will be completed through hybrid courses combining on-line learning and on-site intensives. Students will have both the flexibility and guidance to meet their learning needs and accommodate their ministry situation, while remaining focused on the goal of admission to the D. Min. program.
“This is a program specifically designed for pastors and professionals in ministry who want to do advanced graduate study, but cannot commit to a full-time residency at our campus,” said Priest Dr. J. Sergius Halvorsen, Director of the D. Min. and M. Div. Equivalency Programs at Saint Vladimir’s.
“Similar to our D. Min. program, all of the courses in the M. Div. Equivalency Program are designed as hybrid courses,” Father Sergius explained. “Students are able to fulfill the majority of the program requirements at home. But, with each course, they also have the experience of learning together on our campus for a week-long intensive, where they are able to deepen the friendships that have developed while learning together on-line.”
Individuals interested in discussing the M. Div. Equivalency Program are invited to contact Father Sergius Halvorsen at 914-961-8313, extension 367, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Detailed information, including application forms and instructions, is available on the seminary web site.