Academic Programs

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We offer two distinct types of academic programs at the Master and Doctorate levels. If you’re unsure which program may be right for you, read through our recommendations to see how the programs can apply to your academic, faith and career goals.


Finding the Right Program

Choosing the right program requires you to

  • Research thoroughly

  • Consider your academic experience and goals

  • Listen to advice from trusted advisors

  • Focus on your vocation

The expandable tables below present our program recommendations for individualized academic or vocational goals. Each of the programs listed here has an associated Program Worksheet that will help you plan.  If you need further assistance, please contact our Admissions Office for guidance at any time.


Professional Graduate Degree Programs

Prepare for ministry or further theological study with these graduate-level programs. Historically, we've called these programs "basic" to distinguish them from our "advanced" PhD-level programs and MA program. However, there is nothing basic about these programs! All of our programs and courses will prepare you for ministry, further study and a richer spiritual life in the knowledge of Christ.

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You Want to:  Program RecommendatIon 

Train for a variety of ministry settings

Master Of Divinity (MDiv) 

Deepen your theological foundations for ministry or further study

Master of Theological Studies (MTS)  

Obtain a biblical foundation for urban and community development with practical training

Master of Theological Studies in Development (MTSD) 

Specialize and streamline your theological studies MDiv and MTS Combined 
Develop a critical and comprehensive understanding of the ministry’s theory and practice for your full-time ordained or lay ministry  Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)



Academic Graduate Degree Programs

With these programs, prepare to teach or research within the wider Church, including theological institutions and universities. Historically, we've called these programs "advanced" to signify that they are PhD-level programs (or in the case of the MA, a unique preparation degree for those with no prior theological degree).

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You want to...  Program Recommendation

 Train in specialized research and prepare for post-secondary teaching

Doctor of Philosophy in Theological Studies (Ph.D.)

Foster graduate-level competency in several basic areas of theological study, gain the opportunity to do advanced work in areas of particular interest, and prepare for admission to a doctoral program

Master of Arts in Theology (M.A.) 

Deepen your knowledge of theology and prepare for advanced research or pastoral ministry 

Master of Theology (Th.M.) 

Certificate Programs

The certificate programs have specific designs and are granted and administered only by Wycliffe College.  The Diploma in Christian Studies is a good introduction to theological studies.  The Certificate in Anglican Studies allows those who already have a Master of Divinity to add Anglican content.  The Certificate in Missional Leadership and Formation allows those in ministry to reflect on and sharpen their practice of ministry.

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You Want to:  Program RecommendaTIon 

Increase your knowledge of the Christian faith, develop skills in practical ministry and integrate your faith culturally and professionally

Diploma in Christian Studies

Seek ordination within the Anglican Church and strengthen your existing knowledge of the Anglican tradition (for applicants already possessing an MDiv or MTS)

Certificate in Anglican Studies

Develop and strengthen your leadership skills by learning from recent missional work, while continuing in your full-time ministry

Certificate in Missional Leadership and Formation


Our Academic Policies

Become familiar with the particulars of programs and courses, like completing programs on time, studying part-time, transferring credits and extending assignments.

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