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What will I learn?

The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) is a three-year professional graduate degree. It is the traditional ministerial degree for those looking to become ordained and serve in a religious setting. At Union, however, the vocation of ministry includes other forms of service as well, such as chaplaincies at universities, hospitals, or prisons; professional counseling; secondary school or university teaching; and careers in business, law, government, journalism, nonprofit work, or other professions.

The M.Div. is a full-time program that requires 78 credit hours, including 40-44 credits in core distribution requirements in the fields of Bible, Church History, Theology, Practical Theology, and Interreligious Engagement.

Students will choose one of four possible pathways to fulfill degree requirements:

  • Ministerial Leadership
  • Anglican Studies (Episcopal Divinity School at Union)
  • Islam & Interreligious Engagement
  • Buddhism & Interreligious Engagement

Which department am I in?

Union Theological Seminary

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
US$23,670.00 per year
Start date

Expected September 2022


Columbia University

116th Street, 2960 Broadway,

New York,

10027, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements:  The minimum TOEFL score expected is 600 (written) or 250 (computer version).

For international students

Applicant must have B.A. degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university, and a record of high achievement.

English Language Requirement

Applicant must have minimum score of 600 on the paper-based TOEFL test (250 on the computerized exam).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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