Master of Divinity
The Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree is a three-year program that prepares students to enter the ministry. Students may complete the program through part-time enrollment. Part-time students generally complete the program witin six (6) years.
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.
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. This model and this maxim help us to inspire leaders who will have the skills to change lives in order to change the world.
MDiv Signature Courses
Master of Divinity Core Requirements
Clinical Pastoral Education