At the St. Athanasius and St. Cyril Coptic Orthodox Theological School (ACTS) we invite all to partake in the fullness of faith. When you have accepted the calling in your heart towards the priestly ministry of the church, join us at ACTS for your Masters of Divinity. Through the Grace of God, the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and the blessing of the saints, the Theological School aspires to be the premier center of Orthodox Christian scholarship, pastoral education, Orthodox ministry and mission throughout the world. It also seeks to establish a model for Coptic Orthodox Christian institutions abroad.
Our Masters of Divinity graduate professional degree chiefly (but not exclusively) designed to prepare qualified Orthodox students for ordination to the priestly ministry in the Orthodox Church. Our 72 unit program is designed to be completed in three years with studies in the spring, summer, and fall semesters. But, if warranted, the degree can be spread out over a longer time period.
The courses required to complete a Masters of Divinity degree at ACTS include both Orthodox religious and theological topics and studies. Our courses are also designed to prepare servants to serve in other forms of church service, including Sunday School, Youth Ministry, Mission and Evangelism, and Hospital Chaplaincy.
Through Orthodox Christian theological education, research, and scholarship, ACTS seeks to edify the Church throughout the world. We offer Christian Orthodox classes online and at our Claremont, California campus. Apply to the St. Athanasius and St. Cyril Coptic Orthodox Theological School for your Masters of Divinity and grow in knowledge and spirituality.