Academics-Master of Divinity/Master of Business Administration
Master of Divinity/Master of Business Administration | Graduate
The Master of Divinity/Master of Business Administration (MDiv/MBA) degree program is offered by the Howard University School of Divinity (HUSD) and School of Business (HUSB).
It is tailored to meet the needs of today's leaders who wish to gain a strong theological education and management education to enhance their effectiveness in ministry, business, non-profit, and public sector careers.
By combining the disciplines, students can earn both degrees in less time than completing the degree separately.
Applicants must meet the admissions requirements for the Master of Divinity and the Master of Business Administration degree for the respective schools. Due to the sequential nature of the dual degree program, applicants will only be admitted in the fall semester, and must be full-time students.
Additional Requirements for Master of Divinity students who wish to enroll in the MBA Program:
- Must declare that intention by submitting a full application to the MBA Program at the time of initial MDiv application and no later than the end of the fall semester of the second year of enrollment in the MDiv Program.
- Submit current scores for the Graduate Management Administration Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
- Have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0, and if already admitted at HUSD, a minimum GPA of 3.0.
- Students admitted to the dual MDIV/MBA who have not completed a calculus course will be required to take the School of Business “Foundations of Analysis” course once enrolled in the MBA Program. This course is designed to prepare MBA students for the quantitative-based MBA courses.
Additional Requirements for Master of Business Administration student who wish to enroll in the MDiv Program:
- Must declare that intention by submitting a full application to the MDiv Program at the time of initial MDiv application and no later than the end of the first fall semester in the MBA Program.
- Be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 as a current MBA student.
- Have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75, and if already admitted at HUSB, a minimum GPA of 3.0.
- Degree Classification: Graduate
- Related Degrees: M.Div. / M.B.A.
- Program Frequency: Full-Time
- Format: In Person
Students seeking to earn the MDiv and MBA degrees concurrently will be able to complete the program in four years. Students will first complete two years of core courses in the School of Divinity. In the third year, MDiv students will enroll in the School of Business to complete a one-year (i.e. two semesters and one summer) MBA Curriculum and then return to the School of Divinity to complete the Program.
Taken separately, the MDiv degree is 81 credits and the MBA is 60 credits. The School of Divinity classes are derived from the regular curriculum and totals 72 credits. The School of Business classes are derived from the regular MBA core curriculum and totals 39 credits. The Dual Degree MDiv/MBA requires a total of 111 credits, which may be completed in four years of full-time study.
(A)Required HUSD Coursework (72 credits)
a. Biblical Studies12 credits
b. Historical Studies6 credits
c. Theological Studies6 credits
d. Ethical and Cultural Studies 9 credits
e. Ministry Studies18 credits
f. Core Studies9 credits
g. Electives12 credits
Required HUSB Coursework (39 credits)
a. Financial Accounting3 credits
b. Statistics3 credits
c. Organizational Management3 credits
d. Management Communications3 credits
e. Macroeconomics for Business3 credits
f. Financial Management3 credits
g. Marketing Management3 credits
h. Legal Environment of Business3 credits
i. Principles of Information Systems3 credits
j. Microeconomics for Business3 credits
k. Production/Operations Managment3 credits
l. Managerial Accounting3 credits
m. Strategic Management3 credits
Caution to Prospective Students
The Board of Trustees of Howard University on September 24, 1983, adopted the following policy statement regarding applications for admission: "Applicants seeking admission to Howard University are required to submit accurate and complete credentials and accurate and complete information requested by the University. Applicants who fail to do so shall be denied admission. Enrolled students who as applicants failed to submit accurate and complete credentials or accurate and complete information on their application for admission shall be subject to dismissal when the same is made known, regardless of classification."
All credentials must be sent to:
Howard University School of Divinity
Office of Admissions
2900 Van Ness St., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008