Master's Degrees

Pathway to a Diploma

Students with a bachelor’s degree can be accepted into the CCV Graduate Degree Division. A description for each of the Master’s degrees offered through Cornerstone College of Virginia are listed below.

CCV Master's Degrees

This Master of Biblical Studies program is for Christians in ministry or business professionals who wish to continue their calling and advance in the field of biblical Studies to advance with excellence. The program will address professional practice in research and study specific to biblical ministry. Biblical research will culminate in development of a personal philosophy of Biblical study and a major research project. This degree is designed to prepare ministry leaders, lay leaders, and business professionals to enter ministry careers such as: pastor, youth minister, family care minister, counselor, and leadership or to be more fully prepared to defend the faith and minister to those in the secular work environment.

This degree in Theological Studies is designed for Christians in ministry or business professionals who wish to continue their calling and advance in the field of Theological Studies. The program will address professional practice in research and study specific to biblical ministry. Theological research will culminate in development of a personal philosophy of theological study and a major research project. This degree is designed for prepare ministry leaders, lay leaders, and business professionals to enter ministry careers such as: pastor, youth minister, family care minister, counselor, and leadership or to be more fully prepared to defend the faith and minister to those in the secular work environment.

This degree is designed for preparation to enter or advance educational careers in Christian Ministry, including classroom teaching and institutional leadership. Coursework will address professional practice in teaching, learning and educational leadership and is designed for Christian educators who wish to continue their calling and advance in the field of Christian education to acquire the superior knowledge needed to perfect their craft. Educational research will culminate in the development of a personal philosophy of education and a major research project.

This unique degree is designed for both the academic and spiritually-minded individual. You will study of a wide range of interdisciplinary approaches in the area of religious study. With a wide array of electives, this degree is the most flexible opportunity at CCV to achieve a graduate degree. This general religious degree is perfect for personal enrichment or for general advancement in ministry vocation.  

This Master of Ministerial Leadership program is our foundational graduate degree and is the framework for delivering the concentrations listed below. The program is for the Christian pastor who wishes to continue their calling and advance in the field of Ministerial Leadership to take his or her knowledge to the next level. Your course work and field-based learning will address professional practice in research, preaching, and leadership topics specific to ministry.

Master of Ministry Leadership Concentrations

Choose one of the concentrations below to complete your Master of Ministry Leadership Degree

You know ministry leadership is challenging. Leaders like you need to know how to manage conflict in redemptive ways, lead change processes effectively, respond to various situations with an appropriate leadership style, manage and administer organizational systems and processes and serve followers with integrity. The program places a strong emphasis on the spiritual formation of the leader. As a result, the program develops leaders who possess the competencies expected of those leading in church, para-church and non-profit organizations, as well as creating a depth of character that followers can trust.         

This concentration is designed for Christian musicians, worship leaders, and pastors who wish to continue their calling and advance in the field of Worship Arts & Ministry. Your coursework will address the professional practice of worship, service, and leadership. Educational research will culminate in the development of a personal philosophy of worship and a major research project. The degree is designed for preparation to enter professional careers in music ministry, including worship leaders, music ministry pastor, and musicians.

The Pastoral Studies concentration prepares students for ministerial service in a variety of contexts. You will learn from pastors with many years of experience, get biblical training on engaging your congregation and deepen your understanding of God’s word. You will enhance your understanding and personal integration of pastoral care supported by a conceptual foundation of theology and ethics.

Christian ministry involves interacting with people who have a variety of issues and concerns and they will need care and they come to you for help. This concentration prepares you to provide care that is based on the ministry of Jesus, scripture, and reliable caregiving practices. You will be equipped and ready to meet the needs of individuals and families when they reach out to you for assistance.

The God of the Bible is a missionary God. And as Christians, we’re called to go and preach the gospel. Studying missions doesn’t just prepare you to be a missionary. Through this concentration, students become prepared to serve missionally in a variety of settings, like in churches, schools, government programs, social services and more – and learn about the first-ever missionary: God.

Recent events have made digital ministry a critical aspect in the growth and development of the Church. In this concentration you will focus on the growing trend of the digital church and help church members who can’t come to your physical building feel connected to the body of Christ. The harvest is plentiful and the with digital media connecting people across the world, you will have ample opportunities to minister to those who need it most.

Sometimes called the “third sector,” nonprofit organizations are becoming an increasingly important aspect of our economy and society. But the idea of “leadership” is the same across the private, public, and nonprofit sectors; the ability to achieve growing and sustaining the engagement of people to accomplish something extraordinary together.  This concentration addresses four critical competencies of nonprofit leadership: Financial Management and Fundraising, Human Resourcing, Planning and Community Relations and Communication.

Master of Divinity (M.Div.)

An M.Div. equips students for Kingdom work in the church by providing intensive training in biblical studies and ministry. The M.Div. program at CCV is the premier graduate program in our mission to  provides Christ-centered and biblically-based  training for future church leaders. 

The M.Div. program at CCV is a total of 72 hours. Students will complete two degrees: a Master of Ministry Leadership and a Master of Biblical Studies. (36 credits each.)  Most students take three to four years to complete an M.Div.

SEO Master's Degree

Through our Simultaneous Enrollment Option in partnership with Lancaster Bible College, you can enroll in this program to receive an accredited Master’s degree.  

This Master of Arts in Biblical Studies program is for advanced studies of God’s Word. Designed especially for Christians in ministry who wish advance in the field of Biblical Studies to advance with excellence. In partnership with LBC, the MABS program will address professional practice in research and study specific to biblical ministry and result in an accredited master’s degree.