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Master of Arts in Children's Ministry
and Master of Arts in Management
Dual Degree Program
Shelly Melia, Ph.D., M.A. in Children's Ministry Program Director
Richard Nassar, M.A. in Management Program Director
The purpose of the dual Master of Arts in Children's Ministry and Master of Arts in Management degree program is to provide Christ-centered graduate level education to prepare servant leaders for childhood ministry leadership in a variety of settings including the church, non-profit organizations, and advocacy programs for children.
- 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
M.A. in Management prerequisites are 4.5 hours at the 5000-level or 9 hours at the undergraduate level.
1Prerequisites 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.
In order to pursue a Dual Master's Degree program, the applicant must apply to, meet the existing admission requirements for, and be accepted into each of the master's degrees which comprise the dual degree program.
||Specialized Preparation for M.A. in Children's Ministry
||Specialized Preparation for M.A. in Management
SPECIALIZED PREPARATION FOR M.A. IN CHILDREN'S MINISTRY (30 hours)
SPECIALIZED PREPARATION FOR M.A. IN MANAGEMENT
||Leadership in Management
||Communications and Business Behavior
||Organizational Change and Development
||Human Resource Strategy (S-L)2
||Managerial Strategy and Implementation (S-L)2
||Advanced Marketing Strategies
|And select two courses from M.A. in Management concentrations with approval of M.A. in Management Academic Advisor.
(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
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