Master of Divinity

Master of Divinity Offers a New Ministry Path for a Changing World

Presently, YTI’s Master of Divinity program is being re–tooled to more effectively meet the training needs of church leaders in the 21st Century. We are currently accepting applications for the revised program, which will launch in Fall 2021.

Women with backpacks walking on path in woodsWidely considered the standard educational track for ministry within most Christian denominations, a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree is the initial choice of many seminary students. But the Yellowstone Theological Institute Master of Divinity program goes beyond the scope of traditional MDiv programs, equipping students to share the richness and relevancy of God’s love with the world at large.

This is a divinity degree for doers, change-seekers, and lovers of the vibrant, aching heart of humanity. Students emerge from the YTI MDiv program ready to minister to a congregation, shepherd a nonprofit or social group, lead with love in a business organization, work as a chaplain, or apply their expertise as a therapist or counselor.

The Master of Divinity pathway gives access to in-depth theological and biblical study, as well as practical, hands-on ministry experience through community immersion. YTI’s MDiv program is designed to cultivate students’ leadership qualities and their ability to form meaningful connections across cultural boundaries.

This three-year residential program integrates the learning process into four interrelated areas of study: texts (biblical studies, languages), faith and life (theology, ethics, spirituality), arts and adventure (fine arts, performing arts, and outdoor + indoor recreational pursuits), and practicum (worship, counseling, sacraments, ordinances). We begin by learning to love and forgive ourselves before embarking outward, striving to embody the message of Christ with a world in need of joy and grace. The program requires completion of 72 hours of coursework and practica.

Go deep in your faith journey, and prepare to bring God’s love to the world with your Master of Divinity.

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