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Accelerate your path to ministry.

Save two years' worth of time and tuition with our 5-year Bachelor-to-MDiv program.

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Regionally Accredited

Columbia International University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Biblical Curriculum

We concentrate on mastering God's Word, learning to understand its meaning and apply its teaching.

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Highly Engaged Faculty

Professors at CIU are active practitioners in their subject areas and committed to your success.

  My Career For God's Glory  

I didn’t just wake up one morning knowing I would be pursuing my M.Div. I’ve seen how hard ministry can be from working with my church. God is teaching me to take risks. He’ll qualify me to do what He calls me to do regardless of how unable or unworthy I feel.

The Pastoral Theology major is its own community. Our professor invites us over for dinner and we meet weekly as a whole group. I haven’t seen anything like it before. We learn from each other and our advising professor can speak into all our classes. 

Train to become a senior pastor, church planter, ministry leader, chaplain, professor and more.

The 5-year BA/MDiv program is designed to prepare you for ministry faster! Save two years' worth of time and tuition by trading the 7-year traditional M.Div. route for our accelerated 5-year curriculum.


Equip Yourself for Ministry
  • Connect with local pastors
  • Benefit from faculty mentors
  • 750 hours of hands-on training across different minstry settings.
Multidenominational Campus

Students are exposed to a wide range of church traditions and approaches to ministry all rooted in a biblical worldview.

More Than Just Another Student

As a student in the 5-Year B.A./M.Div. program, you'll have a dedicated faculty mentor whose goal is to ensure your success throughout your college career.

Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
Accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE)
Affiliate Campus for the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU)
Accredited by the Association of Theological Schools