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Dual Degree: Drew University - Divinity - Dual Degree at Drew University Bachelor's/MDV

Program Title

Divinity - Bachelor's/MDV

Program Type

Dual Degree

Degree Designation

Dual Degree

Program Description

The accelerated dual-degree bachelor’s/Master of Divinity program allows Drew students the opportunity to complete these two degrees in six years. Students spend three years in Drew’s undergraduate College of Liberal Arts and three years in Drew’s Theological School. Students in the program earn their bachelor’s degree from Drew after successfully completing 32 credits in the Master of Divinity program, and then earn their MDiv after successfully completing all requirements in the sixth year. Students interested in pursuing the dual-degree program should contact Drew’s program advisor to plan their course of study.


Bachelor’s Requirements for Dual Degree Program in Divinity

Before starting the MDiv program in year four, Drew undergraduate students are required to:

  • Complete at least 96 credits in the College of Liberal Arts, with at least 48 credits in residence at Drew.

  • Complete all Drew general education requirements associated with the bachelor’s degree.

  • Have maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.

  • Students are encouraged to complete all requirements for their major during their three years in the College of Liberal Arts. However, they may take up to 8 CLA credits associated with their major during their first year in the MDiv program. Students should discuss this with their major adviser especially with regard to how they will fulfill Drew’s major capstone requirement.

Eligibility and Application Criteria:

New undergraduate applicants to Drew (incoming freshman or transfer): Applicants indicate their interest in the bachelor’s/MDiv program in their Drew College of Liberal Arts application. When study begins at Drew, students will be contacted by a bachelor’s/MDiv adviser to schedule an informational meeting about next steps needed to begin the program.

  • When approved, the BA/MDIV advisor should submit a request to add the 3+3: Divinity (DBBI) concentration to the student's record.

Current Drew undergraduate students: Interested students should contact the bachelor’s/MDiv adviser as early as possible, preferably by the end of their sophomore year.

  • The BA/MDIV advisor should submit a request to add the 3+3: Divinity (DBBI) concentration to the student's record.

Drew undergraduates must meet the following criteria to solidify formal acceptance to the Master of Divinity combined degree program (generally by February 1 of a student’s Junior year):

  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

  • Have submitted two letters of recommendation from Drew Faculty.

  • Submit letter of intent indicating call to ministry and career plans to

Drew’s Theological School reserves the right to deny admission to the MDiv Program if a student fails to meet all prerequisites, or if there are documented issues that raise concerns about their suitability for the program.

For more information on registering for coursework or on the program, contact the Convener of the MDiv program.