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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
Joanne Hix, Ph.D., 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.
Prerequisite course work must be satisfied for both degree programs.
M.A. in Children's 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 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 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.
M.A. in Management: 4.5 hours of management courses at the 5000-level or 9 hours at the undergraduate level
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.
Required Common Curriculum (24 Hours)
Specialized Curriculum for M.A. in Children's Ministry (18 hours)
* Prerequisites MACH 6311 and MACH 6312
Specialized Curriculum for M.A. in Management (12 hours)
(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
TOTAL HOURS OF DUAL DEGREE
24 hours from Required Common Curriculum
18 hours from M.A. in Children's Ministry Specialized Curriculum
12 hours from M.A. in Management Specialized Curriculum
54 Hours TOTAL Dual Degree
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