Degree Programs

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MASTER OF DIVINITY

Brite-Divinity-31ContactThe M.Div. degree at Brite is designed to educate informed leaders who are prepared to engage in effective, critically imaginative ministry in a variety of contemporary contexts. This comprehensive theological and ministerial degree is the primary course of study for those seeking ordination in most traditions. Certificates within the Master of Divinity include Biblical Studies, Black Church Studies, Military Chaplaincy, Pastoral Care, and Sexual and Gender Justice. Declaring a certificate within the degree program is not required but indicates focused preparation for a future vocation or for advanced study. (81 credit hours) Read More or Top

 

 

MASTER OF ARTS IN THEOLOGY AND MINISTRY

Brite-Divinity-24ContactThe M.A.T.M. degree couples rich theological inquiry with formative practices to prepare leaders for lay ministry, diaconal and, in some traditions, ordained ministry, or for service in bi-vocational settings such as teaching, business, social work, NGOs, and non-profit organizations. (48 credit hours) Read More or Top

 

 

MASTER OF THEOLOGICAL STUDIES

DSC_0327ContactThe M.T.S. program provides for critical and constructive reflection informed by the study of a range of theological disciplines. This degree may serve as a foundation for advanced theological studies or as a vehicle for the enhancement of one’s own faith and understanding. (49 credit hours) Read More or Top

 

 

MASTER OF THEOLOGY

144ContactThe Th.M. degree is an advanced master’s program that provides for further development in a particular area of interest and prepares students for a variety of vocations, including study at the doctoral level, teaching at some institutions, or enhanced ministerial practice. (24 hours) Read More or Top

 

 

CERTIFICATE OF THEOLOGICAL STUDIES

Brite Divinity 22ContactThe C.T.S. program allows non-degree seeking students to pursue graduate theological education to enhance their faith and practice and, in some cases, to prepare for specialized ministries in the church and community. Students may complete the Certificate through a complement of core courses in general studies or by focusing in an area of specialized interest. (21 credit hours) Read More or Top

 

 

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

DSC_0324ContactBrite offers this advanced academic degree in the areas of Biblical Interpretation and Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Care, equipping students with the range of skills needed for careers in academic teaching, independent research, and leadership within the church. (48 hours, plus languages, qualifying exams, and a dissertation) Read More or Top

 

 

DOCTOR OF MINISTRY

Brite-Divinity-28ContactThe Doctor of Ministry is an advanced professional degree designed to enhance the practice of ministry and leadership in the church and other public settings. The D.Min. offers opportunities for professional, spiritual, intellectual, and personal growth through the rigorous academic study of theology, careful contextual analysis, and deepened engagement with the Spirit in the world. (27 hours) Read More or Top

 

 

COLLABORATIVE DEGREES

TCU-NeeleyContactBrite Divinity School in collaboration with the Neeley School of Business: M.Div./M.B.A., M.A.T.M./M.B.A. and M.T.S./M.B.A. Read More or Top

 

HarrisContactBrite Divinity School in collaboration with the TCU Department of Social Work: M.Div./M.S.W., M.A.T.M./M.S.W., M.T.S./M.S.W. Read More or Top

 

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Brite Divinity School offers five distinctive certificate programs in the following areas: Biblical Studies; Black Church Studies; History, Theology, and Ethics; Military Chaplaincy; Pastoral Care; and Gender and Sexual Justice. Those interested in these programs can apply for admission into one of these 15-hour non-degree certificates. Read More or Top