Our online degree programs are designed for busy working adults just like you – intentionally structured to allow you to balance work, life and other commitments. As a student of ACU Online, you are part of a vibrant, virtual, Christ-centered community.
About the Program
Our online Master of Divinity (M.Div.) is the most comprehensive formational degree for ministry that ACU’s Graduate School of Theology offers. The program emphasizes learning in context – you will explore case studies and ministry scenarios. The program also provides an informal setting for prayer and discussion with a local mentor.
All the Details on Your Degree
This graduate degree, which offers a missions or ministry concentration, will prepare you to enter into ministry or expand your current vocation. This accredited online M.Div. program also provides a solid foundation for further study in Ph.D., Th.D. and D.Min degree programs. The Master of Divinity is also available as a residential program in Abilene.
Foundations of the Theology of Ministry
Critical Interpretation of the New Testament
Introduction to Hebrew I
Christian Mission in Global Context
Upcoming Start Dates
May 3, 2021
August 23, 2021
Meet the Program Director
Dr. Mindi Thompson is an Associate Professor and Director of Distance Education. She joined the Graduate School of Theology in 2011. Dr. Thompson received her Ph.D. from Luther Seminary where she focused on the Old Testament. She holds an M.A. from Emmanual Christian Seminary, and her B.A. and A.A. are from Minnesota Bible College. She earned the honor of Outstanding Faculty of the Year for the College of Biblical Studies at ACU in 2015. Thompson is the co-author of the book, To the Ends of the Earth: Cultural Considerations for Global Online Theological Education and author of the publication, Reading Leviticus 19: Issues for Interpretation.
Student Spotlight: Mason Norman
Mason Norman’s goal was to teach ministry at the college level, but to do so in the United States, he’d need a Ph.D. So he got creative. In April 2016, less than two months after getting married, Mason and his wife Haley, moved to a new continent.
Steps to Advance Your Ministry Career with a Graduate Degree
Interested in taking the next step towards a ministerial career? You could be an ideal candidate for enrollment in an M.Div. program. Read on to learn more about the Master of Divinity and how it might play into your future career.
Student Spotlight: Angela Logan
Mom, professional, student … Angela Logan does it all with a smile on her face. She’s busy, but excited for the next phase in her life – pursuing ministry full-time.
Student Spotlight: Dre Taybore
Dre Taybore, online Master of Divinity student, is bringing together ministers across various denominations for important conversations about racial injustice. “As I reflect on the role of the minister I am reminded by Eric Mason in his book, Woke Church, that we must be aware, be accountable, and be active when it comes to racial reconciliation and justice.” Read more about Dre’s efforts on the Graduate School of Theology Blog.