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.

  • Available as Distance Learning

  • On-Campus

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At a Glance

  • 37

    Master of Arts hours

  • 12

    Student Ministry hours

  • 49

    Total Credit hours

Program Courses

Every class, no matter if it's in person or online, no matter the subject at hand, is one that prepares you as a missionary and leader first and academic second.

Jeff Kennedy MDiv Christian Ministry

MA in Context

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

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

Have more questions? Connect with our MA Admissions counselor.