Yes. The M.Div. degree is a pre-requisite for the Doctor of Ministry, the highest professional degree in the pastoral field. On the other hand, if you anticipate pursuing a Ph.D. program in biblical studies or theology, you should consider our M.Div. (Academic Ministries) or our M.Div. (Bible Exposition). If you have classroom teaching as your vocational goal, the Academic Ministries concentration is especially appropriate for you. Graduates who have pursued both the D.Min. and the Ph.D., have done well in their doctoral work.