MDiv with Student Ministry

Student Ministry

The Student Ministry track is designed to train ministers who envision ministry focused on children, youth or college students.

This degree program emphasizes the partnership between church and family with the goal of equipping the next generation as maturing disciples of Christ. Built on the M.Div. Core, this track provides for specific training on issues related to the next generation including the opportunity for specific emphasis in student, collegiate, children or family ministry.

Program at a glance

Total hours
This program includes 70 credit hours in the Master of Divinity core, 9 hours in the student ministry core and 3 hours of electives.

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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
  • Write for a Christian literary publication on student engagement

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?