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Master of Arts in Student Ministry
and Master of Arts in Theological Studies Dual Degree Program
Dwayne Ulmer, Ed.D., M.A. in Student Ministry Program Director
Jim Lemons, Ph.D., M.A. in Theological Studies Acting Program Director
The Master of Arts in Student Ministry and Master of Arts in Theological Studies dual degree program provides Christ-centered graduate level education in order to prepare servant leaders for Christian ministry with a focus toward student ministry leadership and theological studies. This dual degree program provides students Christ-centered graduate level education in order to prepare servant leaders for student ministry leadership and Christian ministry by providing broad foundational knowledge in biblical, historical, theological, and practical ministry studies. Students have opportunity to gain advanced understanding of the foundations of Christian faith as well as strong theological knowledge that leads to educating their minds and kindling their hearts in a manner that promotes a life of service for Christ's kingdom.
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.
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.
PREREQUISITES (6 Credit Hours)
Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Above courses completed either prior to enrollment or during the first academic year.
15 hours Required Common Curriculum
9 hours Required Curriculum
3 hours Required Electives
3 hours Service-Learning and Research
18 hours M.A. in Student Ministry Required Curriculum
12 hours M.A. in Theological Studies Concentration
60 Hours TOTAL Dual Degree
Required Common Curriculum (15 Credit Hours)
Required Curriculum (9 Credit Hours)
Required Electives (3 Credit Hours)
Service-Learning and Research (S-L) (3 Credit Hours)
Students may choose one elective class in consultation with their academic
advisor from all classes offered through the M.A. in Student Ministry or M.A. in Theological Studies degree plans.
Choose one of the following courses in consultation with your advisor.
(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component
||Ministry Practicum (S-L)
||Developing Student Ministry Lay Leaders (S-L)
||Advanced Research in Christian Scriptures (S-L)
||Advanced Research in Christian Heritage (S-L)
||Christian Ministry Practicum (S-L)
M.A. IN STUDENT MINISTRY Required Curriculum (18 Credit Hours)
M.A. IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES CONCENTRATION (12 hours)
Select one of the concentrations from the M.A. in Theological Studies degree and take four courses that complete the
Choose four of the following
||Old Testament Readings: Pentateuch
||Old Testament Readings: Prophets
||Old Testament Readings: Psalms and Wisdom Lit.
||First Century Christianity
||New Testament Readings: Synoptic Gospels
||New Testament Readings: Johannine Literature
||New Testament Readings: Pauline Epistles
||New Testament Readings: General Epistles
Choose four of the following
||Shepherding in the 21st Century
||Worship Theology for Contemporary Ministry
|Choose one of the following courses
||Introduction to Christian Education
||Introduction to Christian Counseling
||Introduction to Missiology
||Baptist Heritage and Polity
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