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Master Of Divinity


The Master of Divinity (MDiv) program prepares students for professional pastoral ministry in Canada and around the world. This highly regarded degree sets the standard for those preparing for a credentialed ministry position in many denominational settings. By providing both depth and breadth in biblical studies, theology and pastoral studies you will be well equipped to step into a variety of pastoral roles. Engage with faculty as you learn in an environment that both teaches and models the academic, spiritual and practical aspects of ministry life.

*Ambrose students with a BA-Christian Studies qualify to receive up to 30 credits of Advanced Standing with Credit for their admission to this program. Please contact the Admissions office for more information.

Beyond the Classroom

An internship is the best way to get ready for ministry. During your internship experience, you’ll work alongside and be mentored by experienced ministry staff. As you apply the learning from your classes, you’ll develop practical skills and competencies for your future in ministry.

Program Streams

There are two possible specializations in the Master of Divinity:

  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Intercultural Ministry
Your Future

Prepare for your future as a Lead, Associate or Youth Pastor or get ready to work in Women's, Intercultural or Children's Ministry, through Ambrose Seminary's highly respected and popular Master of Divinity program. Here is a sampling of the jobs our alumni have entered with this degree:

  • Lead Pastor
  • Associate Pastor
  • Youth or Children's Pastor
  • Intercultural Ministries
  • Chaplaincy

Featured Courses

  • NT 502 Synoptic Gospels

    An introduction to New Testament studies and exegetical skills through the study of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke.

  • BL 521 - 1 The Language of the New Testament

    This first course in New Testament Greek is designed to give students the knowledge of NT Greek that will enable them to proceed directly to courses in NT exegesis or to courses in NT Greek in which the aim is intensive and extensive reading of texts. The emphasis falls on differences between Greek and English grammar - the system of formal structural devices or "rules" which a language uses to indicate the relationships between words and arrangements of words.

  • CH 501 History of Global Christianity

    This course is an overview of the history of Christianity from the time of the early Church to the present. Considers the development of Christian ideas and institutions within their corresponding social, cultural and political contexts, meets influential Christians, discovers devotional treasures, and encounters the diverse traditions that have shaped and been shaped by the world around them.

  • PT 501 Personal Formation and Development

    This course helps the student develop a rule of life that fits their personality, season of life, and unique situation. It explores the nature and goal of spiritual formation, as well as examines our rich inheritance of spiritual practices from scripture and church history. The student will also be asked to undertake an intensive study of one biblical or historical figure in light of that indivual's spiritual formation (and, if warranted, deformation).

  • MI 503 Mission in Global Perspective

    Theological, strategic and personal issues related to the contemporary expression of Christian mission are surveyed and examined in this course. It seeks to foster an understanding of the biblical basis and Christian motivation for mission, examine critical insights into forms and functions of various mission strategies, while introducing key issues facing the Christian missionary enterprise. Participants will be encouraged to examine their potential role in the mission of the church.

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