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Preparing for Vocational Ministry

We provide a unique program to educate students called to formal denominational ministry or careers in a variety of other ministries and professions. Our Master of Divinity (MDiv) is the base degree for such careers. This three-year, full time residential program requires a minimum of 72 hours of coursework in many challenging subjects. Professors with terminal-level degrees and practical ministry experience present classes in a mentored, seminar-style education.

Deep Curriculum Awaits Students

Students will receive instruction in many courses in biblical studies, theological studies, world religion and culture, spiritual studies, arts and adventure and practical ministry studies. The Master of Divinity program does not require language study, but if a student’s denomination requires biblical languages, YTI provides a language laboratory in biblical Greek and Hebrew.

MDIV Degree Programs

MDiv Degree

The Master of Divinity program prepares graduates to serve in a variety of capacities, including not only pastoral leadership, but also careers in parachurch ministries, teaching, and a wide range of organizations.

72-81 Class Hours
3-Year Program
Full-Time Residency


Students pursuing the Master of Divinity degree can take up to three courses per term, or 27 hours per school year. Extra courses may be added in subject areas of special interest to the student. Students in the MDiv program will be assigned an advisor after they have been accepted to study at YTI.

Rich Course Catalog

YTI students will enroll in a rich catalog of courses in Texts & Languages, Faith & Life, World Religions & Culture, and Adventure & the Arts, along with several Practicum courses and a Capstone project.

An Education Experience Like No Other

The unique educational methodology offered at YTI provides a personal, mentored experience for all students. This is particularly true for MDiv students, who not only learn in the traditional classroom, but also are enriched by daily life around them and the relationships they make as they pursue a variety of careers ranging from ministry to social work. Students benefit from the arts and adventure aspect of our curriculum in our concert hall, our artist studio and the amazing outdoors that surround our campus in Bozeman.

“The divine is not something
high above us. It is in
Heaven, it is in Earth,
it is inside us.

-Morhei Ueshiba

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