Join the St. Athanasius and St. Cyril Coptic Orthodox Theological School (ACTS) and achieve your Masters of Divinity (M.Div) Degree. Prepare yourself for priesthood and service to our Lord Jesus Christ when you receive your degree from ACTS. Our goal is to provide our student with a sound Orthodox Christian education and prepare them to become Christian leaders who are spiritually mature, professionally competent, intellectually astute, and deeply committed to sharing the truth. At ACTS we teach the critical appropriation of the orthodox tradition by integrating study, work, worship, and personal discipline.
Our Masters of Divinity is a 72 unit graduate professional degree designed to prepare qualified Orthodox students for ordination to the priestly ministry of the Orthodox Church. Our degree program prepares servants for multiple forms of church service including Sunday School, Youth Ministry, Hospital Chaplaincy, Mission and Evangelism. This degree program is designed to be completed in 3 years as 12 credit hours per semester, including summer semesters. Otherwise the ACTS Masters of Divinity can be completed within 4 years.
The St. Athanasius and St. Cyril Coptic Orthodox Theological School offers a Certificate of Orthodox Theological Studies (C.T.S.) designed to provide a general introduction to Orthodox Theology. This certificate allows students to advance to a Masters of Divinity at ACTS. This programs can be completed in 2 years by a full-time students who takes 12 credit hours a semester. The Certificate of Orthodox Theological Studies is a non-degree program of study for prospective students, lay persons, or others interested in exposure to religious and theological studies.
Apply to ACTS for your Masters of Divinity or Certificate of Orthodox Theological Studies. Application fees are $50 non-refundable.