GRADUATE PROGRAMS

GCD’s graduate programs challenge students to engage with current leadership studies from a biblical context and make practical applications for lasting kingdom impact.

Master of Arts in Christian Leadership

Master of Divinity (75 credit hours)

Master of Divinity (90 credit hours)

Master of Arts in Christian Leadership

Program Overview

The M.A.C.L. program is 36 credit-hour graduate degree that will challenge emerging leaders to influence the world from a biblical worldview. This program of study can be completed entirely online within 2 years for full-time students. GCD’s low tuition rates enable graduate students to receive biblical training from accomplished faculty with years of ministry experience.

Program Objectives

  • Confront the student with the Word of God proclaiming humanity’s alienation from God and God’s work of redemption in Christ as found in the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures, and to explore ramifications of this gospel for the student’s personal life and the work of leadership in the context of the church and the world.
  • Equip the student to lead with integrity grounded in a Judeo-Christian worldview and values system.
  • Give the student an understanding of how to apply Christian and organizational leadership knowledge, theories, and skills within a global context.
  • Equip the student for research that is exegetical, qualitative and quantitative for leadership and organizational understanding, analysis and problem solving.

Focus Areas

Each Student Chooses One of the Following:

  • Biblical Studies
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Worship Leadership
Scroll down to read more about the M.A.C.L. program. Full details can be found in the 2018-2019 Graduate Academic Catalog.

Master of Arts in Christian Leadership

Degree Completion Plan

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MBIB 501 New Testament Introduction 3
MBIB 502 Old Testament Introduction 3
MBIB 601 Historical Biblical Leaders 3
MBIB 602 Biblical Issues for Leadership 3
MLEA 501 Organizational Leadership 3
MLEA 502 Christian Leadership Development 3
MLEA 503 Strategic Leadership and Change 3
MLEA 504 Contemporary Leadership Issues 3
MLEA 601 Case Analyses for Organizational and Church Leadership 3
MLEA 602 Organizational Research and Analysis 3
MLEA 603 Global Leadership 3
MLEA 604 Culminating Experience for M.A.C.L. 3
Total Credit Hours: 36

Master of Divinity

Program Overview

The 75 credit-hour M.Div. program is a graduate degree that will challenge emerging leaders to influence the world from a biblical worldview. GCD’s M.Div. degree is recognized by all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces for military chaplaincy candidates. This program of study can be completed entirely online within 3 years for full-time students. GCD’s low tuition rates enable graduate students to receive biblical training from accomplished faculty with years of ministry experience.

Program Objectives

  • Confront the student with the Word of God proclaiming humanity’s alienation from God and God’s work of redemption in Christ as found in the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures, and to explore ramifications of this gospel for the student’s personal life and the work of leadership in the context of the church and the world.
  • Equip the student to lead with integrity grounded in a Judeo-Christian worldview and values system.
  • Give the student an understanding of how to apply Christian and organizational leadership knowledge, theories, and skills within a global context.
  • Equip the student for research that is exegetical, qualitative and quantitative for leadership and organizational understanding, analysis and problem solving.

Focus Areas

Each Student Chooses One of the Following:

  • Chaplaincy (Community)
  • Chaplaincy (Military)
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Pastoral Ministry
Scroll down to read more about the M.Div. program. Full details can be found in the 2018-2019 Graduate Academic Catalog.

Master of Divinity
Degree Completion Plan

(75 credit hours)

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MBIB 501 New Testament Introduction 3
MBIB 502 Old Testament Introduction 3
MBIB 503 Advanced Hermeneutics 3
MBIB 504 Advanced Theology I 3
MBIB 505 Advanced Theology II 3
MBIB 601 Historical Biblical Leaders 3
MBIB 602 Biblical Issues for Leadership 3
MCNS 504 Counseling Theory and Practice 3
MCNS 603 Counseling Ethics 3
MLEA 501 Organizational Leadership 3
MLEA 502 Christian Leadership Development 3
MLEA 503 Strategic Leadership and Change 3
MLEA 504 Contemporary Leadership Issues 3
MLEA 601 Case Analyses for Organizational and Church Leadership 3
MLEA 602 Organizational Research and Analysis 3
MLEA 603 Global Leadership 3
MLEA 604 Culminating Experience for M.A.C.L. 3
MMIN 501 The Intercultural Study of World Religions 3
MMIN 502 Contemporary Issues in Apologetics 3
MMIN 503 History of Church Traditions 3
MMIN 505 Chaplaincy and Pastoral Ministries 3
MMIN 601 Biblical Preaching 3
MMIN 607 Church Theory & Practice 3
MMIN 608 Church Development & Expansion 3
MMIN 612 M.DIV. Final Project 3
Total Credit Hours: 75

Master of Divinity

Program Overview

The 90 credit-hour M.Div. program is a graduate degree that will challenge emerging leaders to influence the world from a biblical worldview. GCD’s M.Div. degree is recognized by all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces for military chaplaincy candidates. This program of study can be completed entirely online within 3 years for full-time students. GCD’s low tuition rates enable graduate students to receive biblical training from accomplished faculty with years of ministry experience.

Program Objectives

  • Confront the student with the Word of God proclaiming humanity’s alienation from God and God’s work of redemption in Christ as found in the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures, and to explore ramifications of this gospel for the student’s personal life and the work of leadership in the context of the church and the world.
  • Equip the student to lead with integrity grounded in a Judeo-Christian worldview and values system.
  • Give the student an understanding of how to apply Christian and organizational leadership knowledge, theories, and skills within a global context.
  • Equip the student for research that is exegetical, qualitative and quantitative for leadership and organizational understanding, analysis and problem solving.

Focus Areas

Each Student Chooses One of the Following:

  • Chaplaincy (Community)
  • Chaplaincy (Military)
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Pastoral Ministry
Scroll down to read more about the M.Div. program. Full details can be found in the 2018-2019 Graduate Academic Catalog.

Master of Divinity
Degree Completion Plan

(90 credit hours)

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MBIB 501 New Testament Introduction 3
MBIB 502 Old Testament Introduction 3
MBIB 503 Advanced Hermeneutics 3
MBIB 504 Advanced Theology I 3
MBIB 505 Advanced Theology II 3
MBIB 601 Historical Biblical Leaders 3
MBIB 602 Biblical Issues for Leadership 3
MCNS 504 Counseling Theory and Practice 3
MCNS 603 Counseling Ethics 3
MCNS 604 Counseling Techniques and Treatment Strategies 3
MCNS 605 Marriage and Family Counseling 3
MCNS 606 Trauma and Crisis Counseling 3
MLEA 501 Organizational Leadership 3
MLEA 502 Christian Leadership Development 3
MLEA 503 Strategic Leadership and Change 3
MLEA 504 Contemporary Leadership Issues 3
MLEA 601 Case Analyses for Organizational and Church Leadership 3
MLEA 602 Organizational Research and Analysis 3
MLEA 603 Global Leadership 3
MLEA 604 Culminating Experience for M.A.C.L. 3
MMIN 501 The Intercultural Study of World Religions 3
MMIN 502 Contemporary Issues in Apologetics 3
MMIN 503 History of Church Traditions 3
MMIN 505 Chaplaincy and Pastoral Ministries 3
MMIN 601 Biblical Preaching 3
MMIN 607 Church Theory & Practice 3
MMIN 608 Church Development & Expansion 3
MMIN 610 Practicum I 3
MMIN 611 Practicum II 3
MMIN 612 M.DIV. Final Project 3
Total Credit Hours: 90
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