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Master of Arts in Christian Education and Master of Arts in Christian Ministry
Dual Degree Program
Shelly Melia, Ph.D., M.A. in Christian Education Program Director
David Smith, Ed.D., M.A. in Christian Ministry Program Director
The purpose of the Master of Arts in Christian Education/Master of Arts in Christian Ministry dual degree program is as follows. Students will demonstrate general biblical and theological knowledge as they develop, organize, conduct, and evaluate Christian education ministry in various vocational assignments which prepare students to lead effectively in a wide variety of ministries in church or church-related fields.
Students will focus on Christian Education ministry preparation in particular while at the same time broadening their general Christian ministry preparation horizons by taking practical, biblical, historical, theological, and general ministry-related course options offered throughout the various ministry programs in the Graduate School of Ministry.
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 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 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.
||Shared Required Coursese
| 9 hours
| 6 hours
||M.A. in Christian Education Controlled Electives
| 3 hours
| 9 hours
||M.A. in Christian Education Concentration
||M.A. in Christian Ministry Concentration
||TOTAL Dual Degree
SHARED REQUIRED COURSES (15 Hours)
REQUIRED COURSES (3 Hours)
M.A. IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CONTROLLED ELECTIVES
Select two of the following:
||Philosophy and Principles of Christian Education
|Church and Business Administration
||Evangelism, Missions, and Education Ministry
SHARED ELECTIVE (3 Hours)
Select one Graduate School of Ministry Course with approval of Academic Advisor.
M.A. IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CONCENTRATION (9 Hours)
Select one of the concentrations for the M.A. in Christian Education degree and complete the required courses.**** (See M.A. in Christian Education Degree Requirements).
M.A. IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY CONCENTRATION (12 Hours)
Select one of the concentrations for the M.A. in Christian Ministry degree and complete the required courses.**** (See M.A. in Christian Ministry Degree Requirements).
**The Ministry Practicum requirement is a zero credit course.
***(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
****Students must select different concentrations for each degree.
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