Expand your ministry

*By clicking the button above, you authorize TEDS to call, text, or email you.

Residential and Remote Programs

50+ World
Class Faculty

Scholarships Available

Expand your Ministry

Choosing to pursue seminary education as you seek to fulfill God’s calling on your life is the first step in an exciting journey of faith. TEDS provides various flexible options that allow you to refine your ministry skills while adjusting to your schedule.


Study in-person on our
main campus (Deerfield, IL)


Connect to the classroom
and interact with your
professors and classmates


Complete the coursework at
your most convenient time.


Study in-person on our main campus (Deerfield, IL)


Connect to the classroom and interact with your professors and classmates


Complete the coursework at your most convenient time.

Master of Divinity

87 Credit Hours


Gain pastoral leadership skills through the Master of Divinity (MDiv) program at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS). Our MDiv degree program has the rigorous academic courses and spiritual support you need for your calling in Christian ministry or academia. Join a diverse student body and learn within the context of a broadly evangelical ethos.


  • Scripture & Interpretation: 35 hours
  • Theology & Tradition: 18 hours
  • Worldview & Culture: 8 hours
  • Ministries & Practice: 17 hours
Track Options:
  • Church & Parachurch Ministry: 9 hours
  • Academic Ministry: 9 hours

MA in Theological Studies

42 Credit Hours


Pursue an in-depth understanding of theology and its relevance to today’s world with a master’s degree in Theological Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS). Apply your knowledge to your vocation, ministry, volunteer work, family life, and more through our distinguished and flexible program. The Master of Arts (MA) in Theological Studies degree is TEDS’ most flexible program both in focus and delivery method. Choose your area of study based on your interests and experience. In addition, you can earn your degree through multiple delivery modalities, including completely online. See how a theology degree can transform your life by enrolling at Trinity.


Biblical Studies: 8-12 hours Recommended
  • Introduction to the Old Testament
  • Introduction to the New Testament
Biblical and Systematic Theology Core: 9 hours
  • Biblical Theology and Interpretation
  • Theology I: The God of the Gospel
  • Theology II: The Gospel of God
Historical and Global Studies: 0-3 hours
  • History of Christianity I
  • American Church History
  • Understanding Social and cultural Contexts of Ministry
  • History of Missions in the Modern World
Electives: 11-14 hours

MA in Bioethics

36 Credit Hours


How should we think about moral and ethical issues related to healthcare, scientific research, and emerging technology? The Master of Arts/Bioethics from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) will provide you with the ethical and theological understanding you need to approach these questions with skill and care. Our program will equip you to work in healthcare, science, law, advocacy, clergy, and more. We offer the MA in Bioethics in several flexible delivery formats. Complete the program in person or online (with one or two weeklong summer courses). Through the research and annual conference at Trinity’s Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity, you will be exposed to the most recent research in the field of Bioethics and have opportunities to network with professionals. Learn to engage with real-world ethical issues in a thoughtful and compassionate manner at TEDS.


Foundational Courses: 9 hours
  • Biblical Theology and Interpretation
  • Foundation for Cultural Engagement in Bioethics
  • Theological Bioethics and Contemporary Alternatives
Required Courses: 17-18 hours
  • The Clinical Context
  • Research Ethics
  • Clinical Issues in Bioethics
  • The Public Policy Context
Bioethics Electives: 5-9 hours
  • The Right to Life & the Law
  • Advanced Clinical Ethics
  • Bioethics Practicum

MA in Educational Ministries

36 Credit Hours


The Master of Arts in Educational Ministries (MA/EM) provides you with a rigorous theological background in Christian education ministry with intentional application to the ministry context. This program will further your understanding of educational theory and its application – helping people to grow in their Christian faith in the church, global education ministries, and other Christian contexts. This program will provide you a footing for leading educational ministries or anticipating a Doctor of Educational Ministry. A foundational curricular core in Bible, theology, and educational ministries provides a structure for integrative academic thinking. Course selections are developed in consultation with an educational faculty advisor in areas of your interest leading the program capstone. The capstone will demonstrate in-depth analysis and critique of educational practices for the local church or other educational settings such as camps, private schools or para-church organizations.


Theology Core: 12-13 hours
  • Biblical Theology and Interpretation
  • Theology I: The God of the Gospel
  • Theology II: The Gospel of God
EM Foundations Core: 6 hours
  • Educational Ministries
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Christian Leadership
EM Concentration: 14-18 hours (Focus your coursework on three themes in educational ministry).
  • Congregational Life
  • Collaborate Ministry Engagement
  • Christian Leadership
Capstone: 0-4 hours

MA in Church History

12 Credit Hours


Pursuing a Master of Arts in Church History will provide a focused study of the history of the Christian church. You will engage with the history and doctrine of the early church, history of church revival, and gain a deeper insight into the history of the Free Church. Trinity offers some of the most renowned church historians to mentor and teach you how to integrate history and theology throughout your studies. If you are interested in academic teaching and writing in church history or theology, Trinity’s program is an excellent choice to prepare you for further graduate or doctoral work. Our alumni are regularly accepted into top-tier postgraduate programs. Adding an MA in Church History to an MDiv can also enrich your educational and ministry goals.


Biblical and Theology Core: 9 hours
  • Biblical Theology and Interpretation
  • Theology I: The God of the Gospel
  • Theology II: The Gospel of God
Church History: 5 hours
  • Classic Texts in the History of Christianity
  • Colloquium in Historical Methodology I & II
Electives in Church History: 19-21 hours Field Education and Capstone: 1-3 hours

Doctor of Ministry

30 Credit Hours


A DMin is the highest earned professional degree for ministry. Our graduates are skilled, passionate, nurturing, and biblically oriented pastors, chaplains, missionaries, ministry leaders, and program directors who serve around the world. A TEDS DMin will equip you to guide missional focus and change while meeting the challenges of a post-Christian context and culture.


Students must complete 30 semester hours of work as follows:
  • Phase 1: Missional Renewal, Research & Assessments (15 hours)
  • Phase 2: Ministry Focus & Missional Strategies (9 hours)
  • Phase 3: Major Project Completion & Oral Presentation (6 hours)

Elevate your career with TEDS

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School provides theological education and ministry training that equips you to serve God with wisdom and grace, in truth and love. Our world-renowned faculty are deeply invested in teaching and mentoring students, immediately welcoming you into a community of servant-leaders making an impact on the world in the name of Jesus Christ.

Financial Aid

We offer scholarships, grants, rebates, and other aid options to help pay for the cost of schooling which is why 95% of our students receive some form of financial aid.

Library Resources

Whether you study in-person or online, you will have access to our world-class theological library that will help you study with rigor and depth.

Student Support

We have offices dedicated to caring for you as a person, helping you in your studies, and helping you find a job.

Faculty Qualifications

Our faculty have achieved the highest academic levels and have professional experience in their fields.

TEDS Makes the Difference

"The Doctor of Ministry Program is firmly grounded on sound theology, integrating with social sciences to address today's complex ministry challenges for pastors, missionaries, or other para-church professionals. Leaders and practitioners from all walks of ministry contexts will have opportunities to learn from the TEDS faculty and fellow co-workers in the gospel throughout the program journey and become expert practitioners upon finishing the program for the glory of God."
Jonathan Kim
DMin Program Director
“I came to TEDS for my MDiv and have stayed for my Ph.D. because of the quality of teachers and students. Whether in the classroom, during office hours, with my cohort, or chatting with people at the library, God is mightily forming not only my intellect but my soul. Challenging me to think bigger, deeper, and broader with the Kingdom of God at the forefront. Here I know I will receive an education focused on Christ.”
Jack Hayne
"The DMin has been a perfect complement to my MDIV. TEDS Surrounded me with seasoned yet humble Christian mentors who are passionate about sharing the wisdom God has given to them. I'm particularly thankful for how they introduced me to vast fields of study, but always with a framework shaped by a biblical worldview"
Phil Smith '20
“One of the best elements of the TEDS community is the opportunity to learn, worship, laugh, and do life with Christians from all around the world.”
Cooper Bryan '24
“My life will be different because I attended TEDS. I am incredibly grateful for the wisdom of my faculty advisors, who helped me discern God’s ministry path for me.”
Caroline Fuab Thao ’23
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School