Academic Programs

Rockbridge Seminary’s academic programs are built on the fundamentals of the Christian faith but recognize that diversity of thought can exist in the Kingdom among those who seriously seek His truth.

Rockbridge Seminary offers three academic programs. Each program is designed to help develop servant leaders for Christian ministry through learning experiences that allow them to study and practice without leaving their ministry field.

The Master of Divinity (MDiv) is a professional degree designed for men and women with a bachelor’s degree who serve or desire to serve in such roles as ordained pastor, career missionary, and chaplain. Students develop competencies in Biblical studies, church history, theology, pastoral care, counseling, and preaching/teaching. The curriculum may be completed in three years, although many students take longer due to family, church, and job responsibilities. Learn more about our Master of Divinity (MDiv).

The Master of Ministry Leadership (MML) is a professional degree designed for men and women with a bachelor’s degree who serve on a church staff or in other ministry positions and desire to focus on the leadership skills of ministry. The curriculum may be completed in two years, although many students take longer due to family, church, and job responsibilities. Learn more about our Master of Ministry Leadership (MML).

The Diploma in Ministry Studies (DMS) is for persons over the age of 22 who have not completed a bachelor’s degree and are serving on a church staff or in other ministry positions. The DMS equips students with practical ministry skills as well as general education skills essential for effective ministry. Students fulfill their general educational requirements through partnering institutions. Ozark Technical Community College is the preferred provider of online general education courses for Rockbridge Seminary’s diploma students. Students may request to transfer general educational courses earned from accredited schools other than Ozark Technical Community College. Students should first get the approval of their advisor before taking a general education course from another school. Learn more about our Diploma in Ministry Studies (DMS).

Students desiring to go into a Master’s program are encouraged to work with an accredited college or university to complete their bachelor’s degree. The DMS may be completed in 3 years, although many students take longer due to family, church, and job responsibilities.

The flexibility built into Rockbridge Seminary’s academic programs makes them ideal for those persons wishing to take courses for continuing education.

Choose an academic program (application guidelines apply) and complete the application process. If approved, you can take ANY course offered during a given term that relates to your level of study (diploma or master’s level) after you complete the required Touchstone Course, “Developing the Focused Life.”

Since Rockbridge students pay tuition on a course-by-course basis, you have no financial obligation until you register for a course – another benefit for continuing education students.

If you change your mind later and want to complete your academic program, no change is required. To maintain active student status, you must take at least one course every calendar year. Rockbridge offers six eight-week terms annually.

Rockbridge Seminary’s online course design is not conducive to students auditing courses. Therefore, Rockbridge Seminary does not permit students to audit courses.

Decide which degree is best for you.

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