The Master of Divinity is the typical prerequisite for ordained pastoral ministry within much of the church. The Providence Master of Divinity program will provide you with a strong Biblical-theological foundation, encouraging you to foster a love for the Word of God while you grow in your love for His church, and commit to enhancing its well-being. At Providence you'll learn to develop people-helping skills while attaining the training necessary for pastoral ministry. We'll help you sharpen your spiritual gifts, and whether you are called to ministry in a church, para-church, or other ministry setting, we'll ensure you have a foundational grasp of all aspects of training necessary to enter Christian ministry upon graduation. As a Master of Divinity student you'll specialize in one of seven tracks: English Bible, Anabaptist Studies, Biblical Languages, Honours, Pastoral Counselling, Pentecostal Studies, or Youth Ministry Studies.
If you are completing a four-year undergraduate theological degree:
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please look to the Academic Calendar for full information and course lists. If there are discrepancies between the information listed here and in the Academic Calendar, the Academic Calendar is definitive.
Al Thiessen, D.Min. (Program Coordinator)Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology
Angelle Arinobu, M.A. Asst. Prof of Counselling Psychology; First Year Experience Coor
Daryl Climenhaga, D.Miss. Associate Professor of Global Studies
Joshua Coutts, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of New Testament
Stan Hamm, Ph.D. Dean of Seminary; Assoc. Prof of Educational & Christian Studies
Ed Neufeld, Ph.D. Professor of Biblical Studies
Sharon Pham, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Counselling Psychology
Janice Priess, M.A. Assistant Professor of Counselling Psychology
Laura Vander Velden, Ph.D. (ABD) Assistant Professor of Counselling Psychology
Glenys Wirch, CPGC, D.Min. Associate Professor of Counselling Psychology, Department Chair
Lissa Wray Beal, Ph.D. Professor of Old Testament
Graduates build careers in pastoral ministry, Christian education, worship ministry, youth leadership, or para-church ministry. Others pursue doctoral studies.