Master of Divinity (90 Credit Hours)

This program of study challenges emerging leaders to influence the world from a biblical worldview.

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Overview

Solid biblical training from accomplished faculty with years of ministry experience.

Manna U’s M.Div. degrees are recognized by all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces for military chaplaincy candidates. Students choose one of the following focus areas: Chaplaincy (Community), Chaplaincy (Military), Intercultural Studies, or Pastoral Ministry.

 

Program Objectives

  • Confront the student with the Word of God proclaiming humanity’s alienation from God and God’s work of redemption in Christ as found in the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures, and to explore ramifications of this gospel for the student’s personal life and the work of leadership in the context of the church and the world.
  • Equip the student to lead with integrity grounded in a Judeo-Christian worldview and values system.
  • Give the student an understanding of how to apply Christian and organizational leadership knowledge, theories, and skills within a global context.
  • Equip the student for research that is exegetical, qualitative and quantitative for leadership and organizational understanding, analysis and problem solving.

Time & Cost

Many people would like to complete a degree and stay out of debt. 

This M.Div. degree requires 30 courses (or 90 credit hours), which can be completed within 5 years for full-time students. Courses are offered on-campus or online (can be entirely online). Manna U’s low tuition rates enable students to receive solid biblical training from accomplished faculty with years of ministry experience and not be hindered financially.

2021-2022 Graduate Tuition Rate = $280 per credit hour

Example Breakdown

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Application Fee: $50

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Semester 1

Tuition for 2 courses (full-time): $1,680
Library card fee (one-time): $10
Technology fee: $100 *

Total Fees: $1,790

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Semesters 2 - 15

Tuition for 2 courses (full-time): $1,680
Technology fee: $100 *

Total Fees: $1,780

* This is per semester.

Graduation Fee: $100

TOTAL COST: $26,860

Note: books and required class resources are not included in this breakdown, but can be estimated at $300 per course.  Tuition rates and fees are subject to change at the discretion of Manna U’s Board of Directors.

Scholarships are available for students who do not use military education benefits or federal financial aid.

Courses

Full details can be found in the 2021-2022 Graduate Academic Catalog.

All Courses

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

MENG 500

Graduate Student Orientation

0

MBIB 501

New Testament Introduction

3

MBIB 502

Old Testament Introduction

3

MBIB 503

Advanced Hermeneutics

3

MBIB 504

Advanced Theology I

3

MBIB 505

Advanced Theology II

3

MBIB 601

Historical Biblical Leaders

3

MBIB 602

Biblical Issues for Leadership

3

MCNS 504

Counseling Theory and Practice

3

MCNS 603

Counseling Ethics

3

MCNS 604

Counseling Techniques and Treatment Strategies

3

MCNS 605

Marriage and Family Counseling

3

MCNS 606

Trauma and Crisis Counseling

3

MLEA 501

Organizational Leadership

3

MLEA 502

Christian Leadership Development

3

MLEA 503

Strategic Leadership and Change

3

MLEA 504

Contemporary Leadership Issues

3

MLEA 601

Case Analyses for Organizational and Church Leadership

3

MLEA 602

Organizational Research and Analysis

3

MLEA 603

Global Leadership

3

MLEA 604

Culminating Experience for M.A.C.L.
(or graduate elective course)

3

MMIN 501

The Intercultural Study of World Religions

3

MMIN 502

Contemporary Issues in Apologetics

3

MMIN 503

History of Church Traditions

3

MMIN 505

Chaplaincy and Pastoral Ministries

3

MMIN 601

Biblical Preaching

3

MMIN 607

Church: Theory & Practice in Contemporary Contexts

3

MMIN 608

Church Development & Expansion

3

MMIN 610

Practicum I

3

MMIN 611

Practicum II

3

MMIN 612

M.DIV. Final Project

3

Total Credit Hours:

90

Admissions

Admissions section: To become a student at Manna U, follow these two steps:

1.  Complete an application, which includes:

  • A non-refundable application fee of $50 (linked to application)
  • An essay, written by the applicant, of his/her conversion experience (300-600 words), in a format that is typed and double spaced, using 12 pt. font size;
  • A Pastoral Reference* from the Pastor of the church that the applicant regularly attends;
  • A Personal Reference* from someone who has known you for two years or more and is not related to you.
    * Applicants will enter an email address for their selected references and a link to the online reference forms will be sent once the application is submitted.

2.  Order your official high school, G.E.D., or previous college transcripts (minimum 2.0 GPA is preferred).

Note: official transcripts are sent directly from one school/college to another. You can arrange to have your transcripts sent electronically to registrar@manna.edu, or a paper copy can be sent to our mailing address:

Manna University
Attn: Registrar’s Office
439 Westwood Shopping Center
PMB 106
Fayetteville, NC 28314

All applicants applying for admission to one of Manna U’s graduate programs must submit official transcripts showing an earned undergraduate degree from an accredited institution, or an equivalent academic achievement approved by Manna U’s Academic Office. Students who plan to use military education benefits must submit transcripts from high school and all colleges attended.

Students who plan to use military education benefits must submit transcripts from high school and all colleges attended.

If you are a student transferring from another college or university, click here for more information.

Deana’s Story

Like most of today’s college students, Deana leads a busy life. Finding time for studies was a challenge on top of family, work, and serving in her local church, but she sensed the need to be more prepared for her calling.

“I am pursuing my M.Div. through the Army Chaplaincy Candidate Program at Manna University because Manna U can provide the best spiritual training out there. God is using Manna U to mold me into the strong elite spiritual warrior that is properly prepared for ministry.”

Take Your Next Step

Flexible, Low-Cost Learning

Complete a degree without going into debt

69% of Manna U students receive financial aid or scholarships, and the GI Bill is accepted. Our generous transfer credit policy helps students move quickly toward their degree. All of Manna U’s certificates and degrees can be completed online.

Effective Leaders Bring Lasting Impact

Jesus chose twelve leaders who were from differing backgrounds. Many religious leaders in that time would have overlooked them. Through teaching and training, He prepared them to lead a movement that changed the world. Whatever your call may be, training at Manna U can help you engage in this kind of transformational leadership.