Dual Degree

The Master of Divinity Double Competency Degree Program at Louisville Seminary is designed to meet the needs of people who seek to be fully accredited and authorized to practice an additional profession as well as the ministry. The Double Degree program also offers the Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy with the Master of Arts (Religion), in addition to the option with the Master of Divinity.

Each of these degree components helps the student integrate biblical study, theology, and faith in theological work. While only the Master of Divinity can lead to ordination, each program offers a broad theological understanding to enhance the student's Christian commitment in professional life and work.

Double Degree Options

The Double Competency program at Louisville Seminary offers the following concentrations:
  • Master of Divinity and Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Master of Divinity and Social Work (offered with the Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville)
  • Master of Divinity and Law (offered with the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville)
  • Master of Divinity and Business Administration (offered with the University of Louisville's School of Business and Public Administration)
  • Master of Arts (Religion) and Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
Throughout the coursework in the Double Degree program, the student will explore a deeper understanding of theology and scripture. Double Degree graduates are well versed in many theological disciplines. Graduates also are equipped to serve their churches and communities as knowledgeable lay people while bringing considerable spiritual expertise to other professions.

Double Degree students work closely with faculty advisors who help each student relate their studies to their future plans as well as designing individual curricula.

Degree Requirements

Master of Divinity degrees earned in combination with degrees from the University of Louisville require 57 hours of course credit from Louisville Seminary. The Master of Arts (Religion) and Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy requires 97 credit hours. The Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy is an intensive course of study for which students should expect to complete 118 credit hours. Contact the Office of Admissions for application requirements and degree information.