The Master of Divinity Double Competency Degree Program at Louisville Seminary is designed to meet the needs of people who seek to be fully accredited and authorized to practice an additional profession as well as the ministry. The Double Degree program also offers the Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy with the Master of Arts (Religion), in addition to the option with the Master of Divinity.
Each of these degree components helps the student integrate biblical study, theology, faith, and spirituality in theological work. While only the Master of Divinity can lead to ordination, each program offers a broad theological understanding to enhance the student's Christian commitment in professional life and work.
Double Degree Options
The Double Competency program at Louisville Seminary offers seven concentrations:
Throughout the coursework in the Double Degree program, the student will explore a deeper understanding of theology and scripture. Double Degree graduates are well versed in many theological disciplines. Graduates also are equipped to serve their churches and communities as knowledgeable lay people while bringing considerable spiritual expertise to other professions.
Double Degree students work closely with faculty advisors who help each student relate their studies to their future plans as well as designing individual curricula.
Most classes are held during fall and spring semesters. Select courses are offered during a January term and a summer term. The Double Degrees in Theology and Social Work, and Law require 60 semester hours of course credit at Louisville Seminary. The Master of Arts (Religion) and Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy requires between 90 and 96 total hours. The Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy is an intensive, four-and-one-half-year course of study that combines previous course-work, pastoral work, and a selective choice of electives.
Contact the Office of Admissions for application requirements and degree information.