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Master of Arts in Children's Ministry and Master of Arts in Christian Ministry Dual Degree Program
Shelly Melia, Ph.D., M.A. in Children's Ministry Program Director
David Smith, Ed.D., M.A. in Christian Ministry Program Director
The purpose of the Master of Arts in Children's Ministry and Master of Arts in Christian Ministry dual degree program is to provide Christ-centered graduate level education that will prepare servant leaders for specific age-related as well as general ministry-related service in the 21st century. The M.A. in Children's Ministry degree will offer students excellence in preparation for childhood ministry, while the M.A. in Christian Ministry degree will focus on the broad, interdisciplinary, and practical nature of ministry preparation.
Old Testament Survey
or THEO 5307 Old Testament Literature and Interpretation
New Testament Survey or THEO 5308 New Testament Literature and Interpretation
3000/4000 Level Religion Course or 5000/6000 Level Theology Course
*Prerequisites may be met with equivalent courses from another institution and do not count toward degree completion.
Note: Church Membership Requirement (for Admission into the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership—all concentrations, Ph.D. in Leadership Studies’ Ministry Concentration, Master’s Ministry Degrees, and Advanced Ministry Certificate Programs): Within the last 12 months the applicant must have been an active member of a Christian church that holds Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and who holds solely the Old Testament and the New Testament as sacred Scripture. Click for Church Membership form.
18 hours Core Courses
21 hours M.A. in Children's Ministry/M.A. in Christian Ministry Required
6 hours Electives
3 hours M.A. in Children's Ministry Controlled Elective
12 hours M.A. in Christian Ministry Concentration
60 Hours TOTAL Dual Degree
CORE COURSES (18 hours)
M.A. IN CHILDREN'S MINISTRY/M.A. IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY REQUIRED COURSES (21 hours)
ELECTIVES (6 Hours)
Select two courses from the Graduate School of Ministry with approval of Academic Advisor.
M.A. IN CHILDREN'S MINISTRY CONTROLLED ELECTIVE
Select one of the following:
||Ministry to Children with Special Needs
||Ministry in Church Weekday Ministries
||Research: Faith Formation in Childhood (S-L)2
2(S-L) = Course(s)with field-based service-learning component
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