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Master of Arts in Children's Ministry and Master of Liberal Arts Dual Degree Program
Shelly Melia, Ph.D., M.A. in Children's Ministry Program Director
Sena Baker, Master of Liberal Arts Program Director
The Master of Arts in Children's Ministry and Master of Liberal Arts degree program provides Christ-centered graduate level education to prepare servant leaders for childhood ministry leadership by integrating a strong foundation in Christian Education in addition to a broad liberal arts degree.
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.
- 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
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.
||Specialized Preparation for M.A. in Children's Ministry
||Specialized Preparation for Master of Liberal Arts
SPECIALIZED PREPARATION FOR M.A. IN CHILDREN'S MINISTRY (30 hours)
||Biblical Servant Leadership
||Introduction to Christian Education
||Spiritual Formation and Worship
||Christian History and Heritage
|Select three of the following:
||Early Childhood Ministry
||Ministry with Children
||Ministry in Church Weekday Education Ministries
||Children and the Christian Faith**
||Advanced Childhood Ministries*(S-L)2
||Ministry to Families
|Select one of the following:
||Ministry Mentorship (S-L)2
||Research: Faith Formation in Childhood**(S-L)2
*Prerequisites MACH 6311 and MACH 6312
**Prerequisites MACH 6311, MACH 6312, MACH 6351, MACH 6353
SPECIALIZED PREPARATION FOR MASTER OF LIBERAL ARTS (30 hours)
||Western Heritage and Christianity
||Worldviews: Human Beliefs/Human Actions (S-L)2
||Western Culture through the Arts
|And select seven courses with approval of Academic Advisor.
2(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
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