where academic investigation +
christian faith +
service to others unite

Tuition for programs in the Divinity School is nearly half of regular university tuition.

In 2013-2014 that means $404per unit instead of $716 (graduate tuition) or $777 (undergraduate tuition). This is a huge savings, normed to national tuition rates for graduate programs in religious studies and ministerial preparation.

Tuition can be further discounted, upon application by students in the Master of Divinity program, at the following rates for courses taken at La Sierra:

The first 48 units a 10% discount from the $404 = $364 per unit
Units 49-92a 20% discount from the $404 = $324 per unit
Units 93-136a 50% discount from the $404 = $202 per unit

Click here for: Tuition Rates 2013-2014

The Divinity School has its own Director of Graduate Programs, Dr. Warren Trenchard. His job is to work with graduate students in mapping out schedules and outlining programs. Contact him here.

Ms. Kylie Corrigan, Graduate Enrollment Counselor, stands ready to answer your registration questions and get your enrollment process underway. To connect, click here.

  • Even if you have not yet applied and been accepted to one of the graduate programs in the Divinity School, you may feel free to contact Dr. Warren Trenchard, Director, Graduate Programs to discuss which program is best suited for your needs and aspirations and to design a potential course of studies.
  • After you have been accepted to one of the graduate programs, you should make an appointment to see Dr. Warren Trenchard to:
  • Before you register for courses each quarter, you must confer with your advisor on your progress to date and your course plans for the new term. While your advisor will help you with this, you are ultimately responsible for completing all the requirements of your program.
  • The Divinity School offers most of the graduate courses no more than once per year. Many courses are offered only once every two years. Therefore, it is vital that you take the required courses when they are offered. Click here to visit the page that lists the graduate courses in religion offered during the current academic year. There you will find required and elective courses identified for the MDiv and MA programs. The basic rule of advising is for you to register in a given quarter for any listed required course in your program that you have not yet taken.
  • If you have room for additional courses, you may register for elective courses. However, you should remember not to exceed the number of elective units for your program (3 for MA, and a varing number for the MDiv). Otherwise, you will complete your program with more units and greater expense than necessary.
  • Students in the MA program work with a small faculty committee to schedule their comprehensive and language examinations and to prepare their theses.

Students preparing for ministry have many opportunities to put what they learn in classes into practice in various ministry settings. The Divinity School fosters the integration of learning and service and provides options to achieve this goal.

For more information about the internship program, please contact us!

Meet our Faculty

V. Bailey Gillespie
Dean
Randal R. Wisbey
DMIN, University President
Kent Bramlett, Ph.D.
John Brunt
Ph.D.
Fritz Guy
Ph.D.
Kendra Haloviak Valentine
Ph.D.
Maury D. Jackson
D.Min.
Wonil Kim
Ph.D.
Charles Teel, Jr.
Ph.D.
Warren C. Trenchard
Ph.D.
John W. Webster,
Ph.D.