Dual Master of Divinity and Master of Sacred Music Degree Program
The Dual Degree Program in Theology and Music Ministry (MDiv/MSM) is designed for those preparing to be church musicians who wish to engage in a full range of theological studies and preparation for ordination. The program also allows students to develop their musical gifts to a professional level. It is based on a perception that the integrity of worship comprises both word and music. The program prepares candidates for a dual ministry in areas such as church music and pastoral counseling, a position on a large staff, or for a comprehensive ministry as pastor and church musician in a small church.
The four-year, full-time program leads to the Master of Sacred Music (MSM) and the Master of Divinity (MDiv). The two degrees, on the recommendation of the faculty, will be conferred simultaneously.
Dean’s Fellowships are awarded for the academic year, September to May. They are renewable each year upon the annual evaluation of the recipient’s grade point average (3.3 minimum), character, and commitment to ministerial or other religious leadership. All awards are for a maximum of three academic years of full-time MDiv/MSM study. Dean’s Fellowships are awarded before initial enrollment in the School of Theology; however, money is not available to the student until the first day of classes.
Tuition Scholarships are awarded for the academic year, September to May. They are renewable each year upon the annual evaluation of the recipient’s grade point average (2.7 minimum), character, and commitment to ministry. All awards are for a maximum of three academic years of full-time MDiv/MSM study.
To be admitted to the dual degree program, a student must meet the entrance requirements for each individual degree program. An application, with an appropriate statement of intent and rationale, may be submitted before admission to either degree, or during the first year of study for one of the degrees.