Program Duration:
Designed to be completed in 3 years


  • Agreement with our Affirmation of Faith
  • Student must be over the age of 35
  • Have endorsement of his/her denomination or ecclesiastical body


  • Biblical Studies: General, OT or NT
  • Church and Culture
  • Counseling and Spiritual Care
  • Pastoral Studies
  • Christian History and Worldview

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Program Description:


Ministry Formation
The goal of Ministry Formation is to offer McMaster Divinity College students an opportunity for ministry experience, integration of class room learning with ministry practice, and reflection on personal and theological issues as they pertain to their own development as ministering persons.  The program seeks to be highly intentional in its process and outcomes so as to maximize the student’s development for future ministry.  By emphasizing the central development tenets of “Knowing, Being, Doing,” the Ministry Formation program seeks to be integrated with the rest of the College’s curriculum, and is intentional in its desire to be an effective program for the formation of current and future ministers in the Church.  Ministry Formation is a required course in all three years of the M.Div. program.