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Program Overview

Oral Roberts University’s Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree is a virtual or modular program that can equip you to become an effective and skilled Spirit-empowered pastor, evangelist, chaplain, Bible teacher and minister. You can graduate prepared with the biblical, theological and practical competencies required to fulfill your calling and impact the world for Jesus Christ.

More than this, our unique mission to develop Holy Spirit-empowered leaders through Whole Person Education can truly set you apart to bring God’s healing power to a hurting world.

Our commitment to equip Spirit-empowered leaders is why our M.Div. graduates -- fully prepared in spirit, mind and body -- are transforming lives as ministers of the gospel all across the globe.

This program offers two optional concentrations:

  • Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy (PCC) concentration will equip you to receive Board Certification for military, hospital, institutional or organizational chaplaincy
  • Addictions Counseling concentration will prepare you to provide support to individuals in recovery for alcoholism or other types of drug addiction.
Goals of the Master of Divinity Program:
  • Prepare students to interpret the biblical writings in the Greek or Hebrew languages, using critical exegetical tools.
  • Provide a basic knowledge of the key movements and figures, and their significance in the history of Christianity.
  • Provide a basic knowledge of the contents and methods of Christian theology.
  • Equip students with the biblical, theological, and ethical undertanding necessary to analyze and discuss contemporary social issues affecting the church and society.
  • Provide opportunities to develop necessary skills for ministry within a variety of traditions, ministry settings, and cross-cultural contexts.
  • Enable students to develop and articulate a theology and theory of ministry that is relevant to their backgrounds and callings.
  • Promote a biblical/theological understanding of the person, work, and ministry of the Holy Spirit.

What can I do with a M.Div. degree from ORU?

  • Senior or Associate Pastoring
  • Chaplaincy Certification
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Evangelism
  • Bible School Teaching
  • Doctoral Studies
  • And much more!


What makes ORU’s M.Div. program stand out?

  • Convenient virtual course format 
  • The world’s largest charismatic faculty made up of distinguished professors who are Spirit-led, biblically based, historically informed, socially and ethically accountable, theologically responsible and skillful ministers of Jesus Christ
  • Faculty advisors who meet one-on-one with students to help discern the Lord’s voice and articulate ministry and professional callings
  • Integrated and balanced courses in biblical literature, practices of ministry and theological and historical studies
  • Undesignated electives that can be used towards a specific area of ministry, such as counseling or missions, or cross-disciplinary training in education and business
  • Fast Track program for undergraduate ORU students to complete graduate courses early at no extra cost

How long will it take me to graduate?

This program is 80.5 credit hours. If you were to begin without advanced standing, transferring credit or taking leveling courses, you could complete this degree in as little as 3 years when you enroll full-time. We consider full-time enrollment for this program as 9 or more credit hours in each the fall and spring semesters and 6 or more credit hours over the summer.

What about accreditation?

As a university, we meet the accreditation standards set by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). This program, offered by our Graduate School of Theology and Ministry, is also accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS).

Are there scholarships available?

Many of our full-time, virtual graduate students receive ORU grants and scholarships based on academic achievement and other opportunities. To learn more about financial aid, click here.

Reasons to complete my ORU degree Virtually

  • Attend classes from anywhere...in the world
  • Live. interactive lectures in real-time through high-definition video conferencing
  • Taught by ORU on-campus faculty
  • Interact and engage with fellow students and professors in and out of the virtual classroom
  • Access to ORU Virtual resources 24/7
  • Fully accredited and Spirit-empowered degree program

Experience what students around the world have gained earning a degree with ORU Virtually.


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