WINNIPEG—Beginning this September, Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) will offer a master of divinity degree, a new program of its Graduate School of Theology and Ministry. The MDiv is considered a gold standard by many denominations. The three-year program provides an extensive and thorough preparation for Christian ministry, including strong emphasis on discerning vocational calling and a field-based independent study tailored to each student’s specific context. The program is suited for those considering Christian ministry or currently working in the field and wanting to grow in their knowledge and skills for faithful ministry. The MDiv also emphasizes practical experience, a critical piece in ministry training. “This program very deliberately invites the church to participate in it,” says Karl Koop, the school’s director. All students participate in supervised ministry placements and their churches are involved in every year of the program. The graduate school’s location within CMU gives students the unique advantage of a vast network of resources. The MDiv program’s courses are offered in full semesters, intensive sessions and live-streamed format. Tuition is approximately 40 percent less than the average seminary tuition cost in Canada and is further accessible through bursaries and scholarships.
—Canadian Mennonite University