Denver Seminary Launches Curriculum Redesign for Fall 2015

A 78-Hour Master of Divinity and 50-Hour Master of Arts Curriculum Will be Offered.

Littleton, CO, November 13, 2014 --( Denver Seminary has announced the most extensive enhancement of their Master of Divinity and Master of Arts programs in over 60 years. Beginning in the fall 2015 academic year, the new master of divinity will require 78 hours while the master of arts will require 50 hours. The design will provide superior flexibility and personalization to match students’ interests, learning styles, and vocations. The new programs will allow students to go deeper into the areas of study that match their gifts and will provide the agility to move into ministry faster.

This curriculum redesign is an important way for Denver Seminary to adapt to the challenges and opportunities of our rapidly changing 21st century culture. Historically, students attended seminary to become pastors in local church ministries. Today, they come to seminary following God’s call to a wide array of ministries in local churches, parachurch organizations, mission agencies, nonprofits, schools, and many other settings. With this dramatic shift in the context and character of ministry over the last 50 years, the basic structure of MDiv programs in North America has remained virtually unchanged. That is why Denver Seminary saw the need for this redesign; went through the appropriate approval process with faculty, administration, board of trustees, and the Higher Learning Commission; and is excited to implement the new curriculum next fall.

President Mark Young believes this curriculum redesign comes at a critical time for Denver Seminary to address the challenges of ministry in today’s culture and more importantly the needs of today’s seminary students. He states, “Even though the context for ministry has changed dramatically, the basic content, structure, and length of seminary degrees haven’t changed in decades. Our redesigned programs intentionally address the needs of our ever-changing world and allow our students to go deeper in the areas God has called them to engage. Plus, students can now complete a degree in a shorter amount of time and at a much lower cost.”

When redesigning the programs, Denver Seminary maintained an unswerving commitment to its historical identity and commitments as an evangelical graduate institution. Denver Seminary’s rich legacy of academic integrity, mentored learning, and meaningful gospel engagement with the needs of a broken world will remain hallmarks of the school for generations to come.

More information about the new programs can be found at Questions should be directed to the admissions department, e-mail:, and phone: 303.762.6937.

About Denver Seminary - Denver Seminary is an accredited, graduate-level school of theology in Littleton, Colorado that offers a wide range of theological degrees. With enrollment of almost 1,000 students representing over 50 denominations, we prepare men and women to engage the needs of the world with the redemptive power of the gospel and the life-changing truth of Scripture.

Through our educational programs and emphasis on the training and mentoring process, the Seminary challenges students to grow spiritually, intellectually, and professionally in order to lead God’s people in the accomplishment of His mission and to engage the realities of a world in need of redemption at every level.
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Katie Laric