Master of Divinity -78 Hours Online

Fletcher’s Master of Divinity degree prepares students to serve at the highest level of vocational ministry. Students will leave the program with a wide variety of ministry skills, and having obtained one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education in addition to a Supervised Ministry (Practicum) component. 

Fletcher Provides Education for Your Ministry Journey.

78 Hour Program

Flexible Class Delivery

Affordable Tuition

A Global Outlook


The Master of Divinity degree provides professional training to individuals expressing a call to vocational ministry in service to the local church and broader ministry contexts. Students gain intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and vocational skills needed to serve successfully in religious life, either in professional ministry within local churches, denominational offices and appointments, para-church organizations or community non-profits.  The Master of Divinity degree prepares graduates to pursue continued theological education at more advanced levels including terminal degree. 

Master of Divinity students complete all of the course requirements for the Master of Arts in Christian Ministry, in addition to 42 additional hours of advanced study and electives. This allows Master of Arts students and Master of Divinity students the benefit of peer learning as many of their classes will directly overlap. 

Online Classes

Master of Divinity courses at Fletcher Seminary are synchronous (in real time) and asynchronous (go at your own pace). This allows for maximum flexibility, and means you can obtain world class ministry training no matter where you live.


Accessible From Anywhere

Fletcher Seminary believes in academic freedom, which means teaching people how to think and not what to think. Our Master of Divinity program equips students as lifelong learners, and provides a diverse array of classes taught by professors from different traditions. This diversity is a deeply embedded value and a strength, because the church is stronger when it works together.

Master of Divinity classes are offered online, so students can study from anywhere in the world. From day one, student in Fletcher’s Master of Arts in Christian Leadership and Master of Divinity degree programs receive practical hands-on training. This will help students develop the skills they need to be successful in ministry, no matter their calling. The Master of Divinity degree is the most well rounded of all ministry focused degrees, helping ensure general knowledge in a wide variety of subject applicable to vocational ministry. 

For student who live in the San Antonio metro area, opportunities abound to learn in partnership with other area nonprofits and faith based organizations. All students who graduate from Fletcher Seminary’s graduate programs are a part of the Fletcher Network and qualify for one free year of coaching paid for by Fletcher Seminary.