Students in this program will develop the skills to lead, evangelize, disciple, and counsel in whatever their future ministry context may be. In this program, you’ll learn from pastors, missionaries, and counselors who fulfill the Great Commission through faithful sharing of the gospel in their own respective contexts. Students will be equipped to serve in multiple areas of ministry with a strong biblical and theological foundation.

  • Fully Online

  • On-Campus

Contact Distance Learning

At a Glance

  • 70

    MDiv hours

  • 12

    Elective hours

  • 82

    Total credit hours

Program Courses

Some people describe seminary as a hoop to jump through, but I found my time at Southeastern to be a life-giving, spiritually edifying experience. Southeastern encouraged in me an undeniable love for God’s word. No amount of effort is too great to understand it or communicate it to someone else. What I saw, exemplified both in the classroom and even just in the culture of Southeastern, is the non-negotiable nature of the Great Commission. Southeastern emphasized that all of us are called to go in some capacity, and that we are most like Christ when we go to hard places.

Mark Turner MDiv and PhD

Ministry in Context


  • Serve in the local church as a senior pastor or an executive/administrative pastor

  • Serve as executive in a non-profit

  • Lead community organizations

  • Pursue a Ph.D. in an effort to become a professor

Degree Requirements

The M.Div. in Christian Ministry offers students the most flexibility of any M.Div. track at Southeastern. Students can take electives from a variety of disciplines to finish the remaining 12 hours of their degree. To see some course options, view the academic catalog.

Have more questions? Connect with our MDiv Admissions counselor.