Master of Divinity
Meadville Lombard offers a unique model for theological education, designed to prepare ministers for our theologically diverse, multicultural, multiracial world. Built into this model is a web of support where students learn the theory and practice of religious leadership with and from academics, clergy, community leaders, and each other. Our educational model is based on insights from Engaged Buddhism, Native American traditions, and feminist theory:
"We do not think ourselves into new ways of acting, but act ourselves into new ways of thinking and being."
The Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree is a three-year, low-residency program that prepares students to enter the ministry. Students may also complete the program part-time, generally graduating in between four and six years. One of the distinctive elements of the low-residency model is that students participate from where they currently live--or may chose to relocate to take advantage of new and different learning environments than that of their home community. Students work with the Rev. Darrick Jackson, our Director of Contextual Ministry throughout the admissions process to find the best fit for their personal formation.
While we are a Unitarian Universalist seminary, we encourage ministerial aspirants of other faith traditions who seek a ground-breaking experience with world-class faculty to consider our MDiv degree program.
Meadville Lombard's MDiv program is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools and satisfies the requirements of the Ministerial Fellowship Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Association.
MDiv Signature Courses
Master of Divinity Core Requirements
Clinical Pastoral Education