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Master of Divinity (MDiv)

The essential skills for a lifetime of ministry are woven into the Master of Divinity curriculum. Theology, biblical studies, ethics, world religion, pastoral care, preaching, worship, Christian education, and mission and evangelism are combined with practical ministry experience in real-world settings. You will graduate equipped for imaginative and winsome leadership in a variety of pastoral contexts. 

The Austin Seminary faculty has strengths in the area of “public theology,” or the way in which Christian traditions engage, shape, and challenge practices of peace and justice in the wider society. Issues of ecological sustainability, racial justice, immigration, human rights, gender and sexuality, and political life more broadly help frame many of the faculty’s exploration of the ongoing vitality and voice of Christian faith. Current and prospective students often express interest in public theology and ministries of justice, reconciliation, and transformation in our broken world. This concentration in three of our master’s programs is an outgrowth of current faculty strengths and a desire  among many students for a degree program that allows for a focus on public theology, without sacrificing the broad exposure to theological disciplines that our degrees already provide. .