Rooted in the long tradition of Wesleyan and Methodist commitment to higher education, Drew Theological School’s Master of Divinity (MDiv) program prepares a learned Christian leadership in and for the world.
Drew is a diverse, ecumenical, and open community that dares to pursue the love, wisdom, and justice at the heart of the transformative gospel of Jesus Christ. We engage the challenges and hopes for dismantling racism, interfaith and ecumenical solidarity, ecological sustainability, and sexual and gender justice per our faculty shared values.
The MDiv provides a professional graduate education for those called to be ordained pastors or deacons, congregational leaders, community organizers or activists, and chaplains in hospital, university, or prison settings. Drew’s students and alums answer their callings through a variety of vocation settings—whether to further pursue a career in ministry or chaplaincy—or follow a path to a new vocation entirely.
“Drew prepared me by stressing the importance of inclusivity, particularly through the lens of language, sexuality, gender, culture, ethnicity/race and age,” said Master of Divinty and Master of Sacred Theology alum Rodney James Lynch T’14,’15, pastor and executive director, Baptist Student Foundation at Purdue University. “My theological training at Drew was very liberative, in that I was liberated from a dogmatic religiosity—that is everything but inclusive,” said Lynch. “I was prepared and understood the importance of cross-cultural collaborations.”
“Drew is such a unique place,” said Master of Divinity alum Krysta Angelique Piper T’18, Master of Divinity, United States Army Reserves, Ch (1lt) – Chaplain First Lieutenant. “Drew always brought the best version of who I was out of my innermost parts. Drew challenged me to love deeper and articulate what social justice meant to me. Drew changed me in all the best ways possible and I believe that’s why I am able to love every person that comes in my path the way I do. Because Drew instills in its students to love your neighbor as yourself, but also become a healthy mind, body, and spirit—others we serve can see Christ’s love within us.”
Donna Olivia Owusu-Ansah T’10, chaplain at JFK Medical Center, associate minister at New Hope Baptist Church, and MDiv alum, left a teaching career to pursue her calling to ministry. Her pastoral journey has been “exhilarating and exciting.” After graduating from Drew, she found a path to Clinical Pastoral Education, leading to her current role at JFK Medical Center. “I really bloomed in The Forest and Drew holds a special place in my heart.”
Drew prepares you for Christian leadership in and for today’s world. All master degree programs can be completed in residence or fully online and scholarships are available.
To learn more or apply online to our MDiv or other theological programs, please visit drew.edu/positive.
Plan to visit us during our Open Doors event on October 20—an opportunity to get to know Drew Theological School as a place that values thinking, action, flexibility, and creativity during a day that provides a realistic glimpse of life as a Drew student. To register, please visit drew.edu/open doors.