Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Dual-degree Programs


The School of Divinity offers four dual-degrees: the MDiv/MBA, MDiv/MA in Mental Health Counseling, the MDiv/MA in English, and the MDiv/MA in Religion. These degrees are designed to offer ministry students the opportunity to gain additional skills and expertise in areas that will enhance the students’ ministry. Students will register for these courses through the School of Divinity and will be awarded the dual-degrees upon completion of the requirements for both degrees.

Candidates for the dual-degree must complete the requirements for both degrees prior to graduation. Should a student opt not to pursue one of the degrees before completion, he or she will be responsible for paying any difference in the per-course rate(s) actually charged based on pursuing the dual-degree and the rate(s) which would have been charged for courses applied toward the selected degree. The student will also be responsible for repaying any scholarships or grants received based on pursuing a dual-degree which the student would not have been eligible for based on the selected degree. Additional financial obligations must be satisfied before the student can be awarded the selected degree. In no case will the University refund money when a student opts out of a dual-degree program.

Dual-degree students must apply to the Gayle Bolt Price School of Graduate Studies as well as to the School of Divinity, following the admission requirements of the respective programs, and be accepted to each in order to pursue both degrees. Also, when academic policies and standards differ between the two schools (e.g., grades required for maintaining good academic standing and for graduation), the policies and standards of the appropriate school apply to the respective portion of the dual-degree.