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Theology: 5 Year B.A. to M.Div

You feel a call to the ministry, and you believe that your spiritual and professional goals should involve a Master’s degree. Instead of taking a separate journey for your Bachelor’s degree and graduate work, you can begin at Trinity, where we offer a five-year path to a Master of Divinity through our partnership with Northern Seminary.

Through this program, you will earn a B.A. degree in Biblical Studies from Trinity and an M.Div. from Northern in just five years, instead of the usual seven. That means you will be able to enter your mission field two years sooner and pay two years’ less tuition.

Since Trinity and Northern are both located in the Chicago suburbs, you will participate in multi-year practical experiences and internships in local churches and ministries, with church placements beginning in the second year.

This program also allows you to take integrated undergraduate- and graduate-level theological studies, in a program that is tailored to maximize academic learning. And you will benefit from learning from professors from multiple Christian traditions, who will provide broad biblical and theological exposure.

Programs

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Program

Five Year BA – MDiv Program

You feel a call to the ministry, and you believe that your spiritual and professional goals should involve a Master’s degree. Instead of taking a separate journey for your Bachelor’s degree and graduate work, you can begin at Trinity, where we offer a five-year path to a Master of Divinity through our partnership with Northern Seminary.

Department Chair

Dr. Benjamin Ribbens

Professor of Theology; Department Chair of Theology and Christian Ministry
Phone: 708.239.4744    Email: Benjamin.Ribbens@trnty.edu

Dr. Ben Ribbens hopes that students in his theology classes develop a new or renewed passion for reading and investigating the Bible by investigating Scripture together and acquiring skills for reading. “I also hope that through their engagement with Scripture, they have an experience with the Word, i.e., the Son, and that they are transformed more and more into his likeness.”

Incoming fall 2023 students: Connect to Greater at Trinity with our NEW tuition rate of $19,800!

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