Advanced Placement: MDIV

AP: Master of Divinity

If you’re graduating with a ministry degree from an accredited Bible college or Christian liberal arts school, you may qualify for our Advanced Placement MDiv (AP MDiv). This program reduces the overall number of hours you’ll need to graduate with an MDiv while also allowing you to take additional advanced electives in areas that you’re passionate about.
Our new MDiv curriculum brings a sharper focus to the degree with less credit hours required. The Trinity MDiv has always provided training in Scripture interpretation, theology, pastoral practices, leadership, preaching, and spiritual formation. Our revised curriculum will also develop skills in cultural exegesis and provide a deepened Christian worldview that will equip you to engage with diverse cultures for the gospel’s sake.
MDiv alumni have gone on to a wide variety of vocational pursuits, including pastors, denominational leaders, scholars, authors, community development leaders, and missionary workers in many different contexts locally, nationally, and globally. The MDiv is the prerequisite degree for Doctor of Ministry (DMin) programs and is the recommended graduate degree for those intending to pursue advanced theological study (usually at the ThM or PhD levels).
“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 has been entrusted with the Gospel since 1897, and every day we are called to live with purpose. Our purpose as a divinity school is to know the Gospel, live the Gospel and make the Gospel known. In today’s ever-changing culture, Trinity immerses students in a community of biblical orthodoxy and practical living. The Trinity faculty is among the most widely published in evangelical academia and has deeply influenced the leaders shaping the present and future of evangelical Christianity across the globe.

Degree Tracks

The MDiv degree offers two tracks. Each track has a unique 3-hour requirement and 15 additional elective hours. Students seeking intensive specialization are encouraged to complete another MA in their area of interest. Up to half of the credits for an MA can be fulfilled from MDiv coursework.

Study with the Authors

Experience a classroom setting like none other. At Trinity, you will study under leading theologians, experts, and renowned authors in their specific field. Our professors will not only teach you but invest in your life.
“The world needs right-minded and right-hearted pastor-theologians and I can’t imagine doing anything more important than training students to teach doctrine in ways that make disciples, form citizens of the gospel, and build up local churches. Nor is there anywhere better to do it than TEDS—a veritable microcosm of global evangelicalism.”

Logos Package

MDiv students get the amazing Logos software at a significantly reduced price. Focus on your calling while engaging with some of the greatest authors and bible study tools at your fingertips. It is an instrumental tool while studying here TEDS and a tremendous resource after graduation.

Rent-Free Housing

TEDS provides rent-free housing for the first year for select Master of Divinity students. Our hope is that as the costs of housing and education are on the rise nationally, we can make your journey to the Master of Divinity program at TEDS simple and affordable. We want to invest in you, as you invest in God’s kingdom work.


In addition to the requirements for general admission, you’ll need to submit the Supplemental Application and meet the following requirements:
  • Have completed a bachelor’s degree in a field related to Christian ministry, pre-seminary studies, biblical studies, or theological studies within the past five years.
  • Have done a good amount of coursework (with a grade of “B” or better and a GPA of 3.25 or higher) in church history, biblical and theological studies, mission and evangelism studies, and ministry and preaching courses, as well as cultural engagement and supervised ministry experiences.
Lili Grant
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Commencement


  • Scripture & Interpretation: 35 hours
  • Theology & Tradition: 6 hours
  • Worldview & Culture: 2 hours
  • Ministries & Practice: 11 hours
Track Options
  • Church & Parachurch Ministry: 3 hours
  • Academic Ministry: 3 hours

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Combining unrivaled academic rigor with a wholehearted commitment to gospel fidelity and an abundance of flexible options, TEDS offers a theological education that equips you to serve Christ with wisdom and grace, in truth and love.