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3+3 Master of Divinity Program

Growing Faith

The 3+3 Master of Divinity Program offers students the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Arts with a Christian Leadership major from Kansas Wesleyan University and a Master of Divinity from St. Paul School of Theology in Overland Park, KS, or Oklahoma City, OK.

This program prepares students to become liberally educated faith leaders who can think critically, solve complex problems and demonstrate strong communication skills, with an accelerated path to a M.Div. Upon graduation from St. Paul, students will be ready for ministry in a church setting, chaplaincy, nonprofit or other forms of religious leadership.

Kansas Wesleyan students would condense the four-year degree requirements for the Christian Leadership major into the first three years, followed by the completion of the three-year Master of Divinity degree at Saint Paul School of Theology. The first year of the M.Div. courses at Saint Paul would count as electives to complete the bachelor's degree at KWU. They would then continue on for the final two years at Saint Paul to complete their master's degree.

Degree Outcomes

  • Provide leadership in renewal of the church
  • Prepared for ordination (many denominations)
  • Demonstrate critical and practical understanding of Bible
  • Practical ministry experience with weddings, funerals, communion and baptisms
  • Prepared for chaplaincy in hospital or hospice care

The KWU Liaison for this dual degree program is Dr. Philip Meckley, professor and chair of the Department of Religion & Philosophy. Students interested in knowing more about this program may contact him directly at or by calling 785-833-4364.


Kansas Campus
13720 Roe Ave., Building C
Leawood, KS  66224


Oklahoma Campus
2501 North Blackwelder
Oklahoma City, OK 73106