Master of Divinity
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Meadville Lombard offers a unique degree in theological education, designed to prepare you for ministry in a theologically diverse, multicultural and multiracial world. For Meadville Lombard students, the Master of Divinity degree balances rigorous education and ministerial formation:
  • “Ministry happens in the real world, so that’s how—and where—we learn to be fully prepared.”
  • “This is the kind of seminary that engages me on all levels and speaks to my soul.”
  • “The [Contextual Learning] model means you don’t need to uproot. And by doing internships in my own community, my education is even richer.”
Students in Meadville Lombard’s Master of Divinity degree program:
  • Benefit from our distinctive Contextual Learning model of education: Learn and gain experience where you choose to live, and travel to Chicago only for 5-7 weeks of intensive courses in January, March, and July.
  • Study in the Unitarian Universalist tradition, which is welcoming to students of all faiths
  • Gain practical experience through integrated internships in your congregation and community
  • Learn with our world-class faculty and be mentored by Teaching Pastors throughout your academic experience
  • Complete the program in three years as a full-time student or part-time within four to six years

The Meadville Lombard MDiv degree prepares students for fellowship with UUA and ordained ministry in roles ranging from parish ministry and chaplaincy to non-profit leadership. Students seeking to be Unitarian Universalist ministers are guided step-by-step to ordination.
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.
Degree Requirements
Master of Divinity Signature Courses
Requirements for Applying
Student Information Request