The Associate of Divinity Program

The Associate of Divinity Program (A. Div.) program is a post-secondary professional degree intended for persons who hold a high school diploma or other equivalent certificate.  The program is designed to equip students for effective ministry as a pastor, associate pastor, church planter, missionary, or evangelist.  This is a two-year program, requiring 60 credit hours  for graduation. 


Admission Requirements

Applicants who wish to apply to the program must be:

  1. A committed, born-again Christian

  2. A mature and healthy Christian in both mind and spirit

  3. Missionary minded

  4. At least 20 years of age

  5. A member of an evangelical Protestant church

  6. A high school graduate or holding the Bible Studies Certificate

Graduation Requirements

In order to qualify for graduation from World Missions College of Greater Washington, each student in the Associate of Divinity program must satisfy the course requirements of 60 credit hours.

Educational Objectives

The Associate of Divinity Program is designed to promote students’ growth towards personal maturity and professional ministry competence.  The objectives of the program are accomplished through classroom instruction, the modeling of professors, the practice of ministry through practical missions programs, chapel services, and student organizations. 

Essential Skills for Ministry

The Associate of Divinity program seeks to guide students to understand, develop, and utilize the essential skills for ministry.  Its aim is to build effective performance of pastoral leadership roles in the church, including preaching, teaching, worship leadership, pastoral leadership, pastoral ministry, personal counseling, evangelism, and missions. 


Personal Growth and Professional Development

A. Div. program seeks to guide students to develop lifelong patterns of continuing personal, spiritual growth, and professional development.