Let us follow Luther's explanation of the 8th commandment and put the best possible spin on this. Clearly my M.A. is not an M.DIV, but it was received from a seminary and the courses I took could be incorporated into an M.DIV if I had decided to do this (at Luther Seminary, the overwhelming majority of all the students in my classes were getting M.DIVs).
At best then, this is a technicality. The good spin on it is that the committee did not quite understand this. From what I've heard from other people, there might be other reasons why they made this decision, but again, I do not know. It is my duty to speak well of my fellow human being as best I can, so for this reason I will not speculate either.
This being said, I perhaps am being called by God to look other direction regarding my career. There is still a road to ordination if I want to take it, but it is considerably harder. In any case, I know that God provides for my every need and is always doing what is best for me.