Northern Seminary and Trinity Christian College Partner for a Five-Year Bachelor Plus Master of Divinity Degree Program

Northern Seminary (Lisle, IL) has partnered with Trinity Christian College (Palos Heights, IL) that allows students to earn a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in five years.

Traditionally, this educational path takes seven to eight years. Through this program, supported by a grant from the Kern Family Foundation, students can complete both degrees in two fewer years, saving both time and tuition dollars.


Students will receive Trinity Christian College’s regular financial aid package. Eligible students can apply to receive an additional $10,000 scholarship that is dispersed throughout the 5-year program leading up until graduation.

Features of the Program

  • The program is highly mentored, and students will be enfolded into a group of peers
  • Students will participate in multi-year practical experience and internships in local churches and ministries
  • Students will take integrated undergraduate- and graduate-level theological studies, in a program tailored to maximize academic learning
  • Faculty from multiple Christian traditions will provide broad biblical and theological exposure
  • The program emphasizes contextual and multi-cultural ministry
  • On-campus housing opportunities exist for all five years
  • Find our information booklet here

How to Apply




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