M.Div. Comprehensive Examination

The Master of Divinity program concludes with a synthetic comprehensive examination process that allows the student to:

  1. Develop and demonstrate a basic grasp of the dialogue between a theological method and Christian Catholic doctrine;
  2. Know the tradition and development of doctrinal expression;
  3. Know the biblical and historical sources of doctrine;
  4. Be able to discuss the systematic interrelation and the pastoral Implications of doctrine; and
  5. Be able to demonstrate the ecumenical and ethical implications of doctrine.

The examination involves written preparation and an hour-long interview with three faculty members acting as a Board. Master of Divinity Comprehensive Examination Guidelines are provided to students as they complete the first year of their program.