Ecumenical Theological Seminary offers a number of degree programs to prepare its students for a variety of vocations.
The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree offers academic and spiritual formation for pastoral ministry, and prepares the student for ordination (in most Christian denominations).
The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree program offers a course of study in three academic disciplines: biblical studies, ethics, and theology. This program is intended to prepare students to pursue further graduate study in their chosen discipline in preparation for advanced master’s degrees such as the Th.M. or terminal degrees such as the Ph.D.
The Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry (M.A.P.M.) offers four areas of concentration to prepare the student for specialized ministry. This program offers a “general” concentration that allows the student to customize his or her course of study, and concentrations in pastoral care and counseling, spirituality, and social justice.
The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) program offers training in ministry beyond the initial experiences of pastoral commitment. It offers renewal for the minister and the congregation. As an academic and practical course of study, the D.Min. program has been developed to emphasize the minister’s specific needs and develop the minister’s skills to meet immediate challenges of ministry.
The Urban Ministry Diploma (U.M.D.) program is a non-degree course of study in theology and ministry designed for clergy and laypeople. The aim of the program is to provide theological and ministerial training that is concise, practical, specific to urban church ministry—and that is multicultural, cross-cultural, and ecumenical in focus.
The Certificate in Theological Studies (C.T.S.) program is ideally suited for those who want a well-rounded and advanced theological education, but do not need a degree. The C.T.S. program consists of the major core courses of the Master of Arts program.