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MA in Student Ministry

Student Ministry

The purpose of the Master of Arts in Students Ministry is to prepare students for effective leadership.

This is accomplished through courses that focus on leadership development, discipleship, Bible exposition for students, and pastoral wisdom and care for middle school and high school students.
This degree can be completed through a combination of online and hybrid courses. Students can live where they serve and still get a robust theological education.

Program at a glance

Total hours
49 hours
This program includes 37 credit hours in the Master of Arts core and 12 hours in the student ministry core.

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What courses will I take?

Below is a sample of the required courses. To see a complete list, view the academic catalog.

  • CED 6810 - Foundations of Student Ministry 
  • CED 6813 - Missional Student Ministry 
  • CED 6817 - Ministry Issues in Student Ministry
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What can I do with this degree?

  • Become a young adult or family pastor
  • Equip families and churches to disciple their students and children
  • Develop curriculum geared toward encouraging and engaging students

Learn from over 60 professors who know what it's like to be in ministry. Our world-class faculty will teach you how to think critically about the Bible so you can minister faithfully throughout the world.

Who will teach me?