Master of Divinity

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In the academic study of theology, the Master of Divinity (MDiv, magister divinitatis in Latin) is the first professional degree of the pastoral profession in North America.

It is the most common academic degree in seminaries and divinity schools.[1][2] In many Christian denominations and in some other religions the degree is the standard education for ordination to the priesthood or pastorship or other appointment, ordination or licensing to professional ministry.

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  1. "Alphabetical List - The Association of Theological Schools". www.ats.edu.
  2. "2014 - 2015 Annual Data Tables" (PDF). The Association of Theological Schools. Table 2.10-B Head Count Enrollment by Degree Category and Program United States: The Association of Theological Schools. p. 31. Retrieved 17 September 2015.CS1 maint: location (link)