Select Page

Seminary Degree Programs


Calvary University’s Seminary offers four graduate degrees:

  • The Master of Arts in Bible and Theology (36 hrs.)
  • The Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling (60 hrs.)
  • The Master of Divinity (75 hrs.)
  • The Doctor of Philosophy in Bible & Theology (78 hrs).

See below for degree overviews and planners.


Since 1932 Calvary University has been committed to the biblical foundation in all of our programs. That’s one reason the Bible is a required textbook in every class at Calvary.


Live and study on our main campus in Kansas City, Missouri or let us come to you online anywhere in the world.

Earn a BA in Bible & Theology degree and a Master of Divinity degree in as few as five years and save time and money with Calvary’s 5-Year Master of Divinity Program.


BA & MDiv

Master of Arts in Bible and Theology – 36 Credit Hours

The Master of Arts in Bible and Theology is designed as a one-year onsite or online graduate degree preparing students with a general understanding of Bible, theology, and graduate level learning tools. The program is constructed to provide grounding for life and service, and the foundations needed for continued learning – both formal and informal.


  • The student uses a consistent, dispensational approach when interpreting the Scriptures and applying them to his own life and the lives of others.
  • The student possesses a store of biblical and theological facts as a foundation for personal development, teaching, and further study. 
  • The student acquires the tools necessary for personal Bible study and has practiced the skill of exegesis and exposition. 

Master of Arts in Bible and Theology – 36 Credit Hours


Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling – 60 Credit Hours

The Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling degree provides a graduate-level, biblically, theologically, and psychologically focused education for men and women who desire to enter into biblical counseling service. The training prepares men and women to engage as counselors in churches, para-church organizations, and various community settings. The program utilizes courses from three distinct and interconnected cores (Bible and Worldview, Theology, and Counseling) to provide students with the foundational knowledge and skills necessary for effective biblical counseling practice.


  • The student will utilize critical thinking to formulate a counseling theology, philosophy, methodology, and practice founded in Scripture.
  • The student will identify and explain how different counseling perspectives compliment and contrast a Biblical worldview.
  • The student will be able to practice counseling skills.
  • The student will be able to practice self-care.
  • The student will be prepared for the National Counselors Exam and Missouri licensing procedures.
Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling – 60 Credit Hours

Master of Divinity (M.Div) – Pastoral Studies – 75 Credit Hours

The Master of Divinity program serves to provide solid preparation for ministry in the local church, on the mission field, and in other ministry-related settings. Ministry goals, such as Christian education, campus ministry, or counseling will also benefit from the biblical, theological and practical ministry foundation offered in the Master of Divinity program. Advance standing is granted for those who have adequate undergraduate preparation in the specified areas.

The Master of Divinity program builds on any of the M.A. programs of the Seminary. Because the core is the same for all M.A. programs, any M.A. degree may be applied toward the M.Div. degree.


  • That the student be prepared for ministry.
  • That in the study of Scripture, the student applies correct linguistic and hermeneutical skills.
  • That the student understands Scripture from a dispensational theological perspective.
  • That the student fashions a ministry philosophy and practice based on an accurate theological foundation.


Master of Divinity (M.Div) – 75 Credit Hours

PhD in Bible and Theology – 60 or 78 Credit Hours

The mission of the Ph.D in Bible and Theology program is to produce outstanding exegetes and theologians who are able to contribute to and articulate scholarship in Biblical worldview, and who can serve both the academy and the church as researchers in the field of Biblical and theological studies, promulgating their findings through publication, education and leadership.


The Ph.D in Bible and Theology program will enable students to:

  • Analyze the Biblical text in its original language(s).
  • Synthesize the content and theology of each of the books of the Bible.
  • Critically evaluate scholarly opinion.
  • Engage and assess diverse theological perspectives in relation to the Biblical worldview.
  • Advance Biblical and theological research and education.
PhD in Bible and Theology – 60 Credit Hours (Without Biblical Language Courses)
PhD in Bible and Theology – 78 Credit Hours (With Biblical Language Courses)

Ready to Grow?

Apply today!