Note: In summer of 2021, Gordon-Conwell will formally simplify our current 27 master’s degree programs into seven (listed below). Learn how this may impact you. If you are applying to enter an MA, we recommend applying for one of our simplified seven programs. Students applying before summer 2021 will be advised through the transition period.
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By 2018, Gordon-Conwell had accumulated 27 different master’s degree programs.1 While choice is generally a good thing, too many choices can be unnecessarily daunting. In response, our faculty and administration have reenvisioned all of our offerings into seven master’s degree programs with individual concentrations — ensuring the same areas of specialization within a simplified structure.
In summer of 2021, Gordon-Conwell will formally transition to our new degree programs. For current and incoming students, we understand the transition can itself feel daunting. We hope the following details will alleviate most of your concerns.
Most of our existing programs have a clear map to a new degree (see opposite diagram) with minimal change to the overall requirements. A few of our MAs (Christian Studies, Christian Leadership, Spiritual Formation) allow for choice of movement into a shorter or longer degree program.
In all cases, students admitted before fall 2021 will have the option of retaining the check sheet (degree requirements) of their admitted degree for the duration of their program. Beginning in summer 2021, returning students will have the option of transferring into the new program check sheet. Most students with more than a year of study remaining in their degree will find the new requirements more flexible than their existing check sheet.
1. Gordon-Conwell offered 19 discrete master’s degrees with 27 variations when accounting for campus-based degree variations.
All Graduate Certificates through Gordon-Conwell are six courses (18 credit hours). Each Graduate Certificates is focused and modular, providing you a simplified path to specific areas of study. Certificate courses can also be applied toward a master’s degree.
The Doctor of Ministry (DMIN) is the highest professional degree for men and women already successfully engaged in ministry. This program enables leaders in Christian ministry to increase their effectiveness in the church, parachurch organization or mission in which they minister.
In harmony with Christ’s example, we affirm that Christian discipleship happens in community. Sometimes, the wise application of that truth is that you physically join our seminary community. You enter into our community rhythms of study, worship, work and rest. We invite you to consider a short-term (as little as one week) or long-term (2–4 year) “high-residency” seminary experience at our Hamilton campus on the historic North Shore of Boston.
At other times, however, the proper application of Christian community is that you remain rooted to your own local community. For this reason, our four campuses provide “low-residency” and “no-residency” opportunities to engage our seminary community from the context of your primary local community.
In order to help you meet your particular ministry goals, Gordon-Conwell offers courses in a variety of formats roughly organized into three “residency” models:
Traditional, residential courses offered primarily at our Hamilton campus.
Weeknight & weekend courses through our Boston, Charlotte, and Jacksonville campuses allow you to work around preexisting vocational and ministry commitments.
Take seminary courses from anywhere in the world at your own schedule (asynchronous) within the course term.
Digital Live courses combine face-to-face classroom instruction with remote interaction. Participate in live courses from anywhere in the world, or at one of our campuses or gathered locations.