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Degree Programs

Degree Programs

Four degree programs are offered at The ITC:

Master of Divinity (M.Div.) Offered on ITC Campus and Online

The Master of Divinity degree is designed to integrate theological studies and the work of ministry so that theory and practice, academy and parish, become complementary components of the educational process. Studies leading to the M.Div. degree fulfill the nature, purpose, and objectives of ITC with an interdisciplinary focus, thus providing a basic graduate professional education for engagement in ordained ministry.

Master of Arts in Christian Education (M.A.C.E.)

The Master of Arts in Christian Education degree is designed to equip leaders to provide Christian religious educational ministries for the contemporary church and global community. The program exists for, but is not limited to, laypersons that desire to contribute in leadership capacities to the church’s ministries as well as those who wish to pursue nontraditional educational ministry vocations beyond the church.

Doctor of Ministry (D. Min.)

The Doctor of Ministry degree program is offered through collaboration with the Atlanta Theological Association (ATA) to qualified men and women currently engaged in ministry. ATA is composed of Interdenominational Theological Center, Candler School of Theology, Columbia Theological Seminary, Erskine Theological Seminary, and the Georgia Association for Pastoral Care.

Doctor of Theology in Pastoral Counseling (Th.D.)

The purpose of the Doctor of Theology in Pastoral Counseling degree is to prepare persons for the specialized ministry of pastoral counseling at a doctoral level of competence. The degree is intended to be an equivalent for the Ph.D. for those whose interest in pastoral counseling is primarily professional and theological. The supervision in pastoral counseling, which is an integral part of the degree program, is provided according to the standards of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC) and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT). It may, therefore, be used to meet the supervisory hours required for AAPC and AAMFT membership.

The Doctor of Ministry and Doctor of Theology in Pastoral Counseling degrees are offered in cooperation with other seminaries and agencies in the Atlanta Theological Association