Christian ministry involves cross-cultural interaction and understanding, whether at home or abroad. This innovative dual degree program combines Eastern University’s online MA in Theological and Cultural Anthropology (MATCA) with Palmer Seminary's Master of Divinity (MDiv) program (online or on-campus.) Together, these two degrees equip students with the ability to work effectively at the intersection of faith and culture.

Program Details

  • Location & Delivery: Fully online or partially on-campus in St. Davids, PA
  • Length: As little as 4 years for both programs
  • Cost: view the cost per unit and our financial aid options.  Plus, if you already have a degree from Palmer or Eastern University, check out our Alumni Discount!
  • Start Terms: 
    • Fully Online: August, January, March
    • Blended: August, January

Why Choose the Dual Degree?

  • Shortened Time to Completion: Earn 2 degrees in less than 4 years! Certain courses from each degree count toward the other degree, reducing the total number of required credits.
  • Tuition Discounts: Pay nearly 15% less tuition for the online MDiv and nearly 20% less for the on-campus MDiv.
  • Well-Rounded Preparation: Prepare for a wide range of impactful opportunities, including pastoral ministry, social services, cross-cultural mission, education (teaching), church ministry, or doctoral studies.

Explore the MDiv/MA in Theological & Cultural Anthropology