West Palm Beach & Wellington

Master of Divinity FAQ 

Q: Why has PBA started the Master of Divinity program?
The establishment of an M.Div. Program at PBA has long been awaited and perfectly reflects the founders' vision for the University. National and local church leaders emphasize the need for ministers who are trained with both the knowledge as well as the experience to apply that knowledge in a church setting. The key concept for PBA’s fresh approach to theological education is the integration of academic and experiential learning through an apprenticeship program.

Q: When will applications be accepted?
Prospective students can click here to view the application details and complete the application online.

Q: What are the application requirements?
A: In addition to completing the application, prospective students will provide two confidential recommendations, one ministerial and one academic, and writing samples. An interview with a member of the School of Ministry Graduate Studies Admissions Committee is required. 

Q: When will classes be scheduled?
A: Classes will meet at the West Palm Beach campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 – 4 p.m. Classes will meet for full Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. Selected electives may be offered during short terms or on weekends. 

Q: When can I begin?
A: Students may begin at any semester: Fall (late August), Spring (early January) and Summer (early May). 

Q: What options and opportunities will graduate students have for experiential learning?
A: The M.Div. program includes a significant apprenticeship component under the direction of trained ministers.

Q: Is the M.Div. program accredited?
A: Our Master of Divinity program has received accreditation from Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Click here to read our complete accreditation statement.

Q: How can I get more information?
A: General information and the application can be viewed at learn-well.pba.edu. We encourage you to speak to an admissions counselor, who can provide information specific to your needs.

Q: Who do I contact for information?
A: Contact Graduate Admissions at 561-803-2122 or email grad@pba.edu