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Master of Arts in Student Ministry
and Master of Arts in Theological Studies Dual Degree Program
Chris Shirley, Ph.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.
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.
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 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.
| 12 hours
||M.A. in Studient Ministry/M.A. in Theological Studies Required Courses
| 6 hours
||M.A. in Student Ministry Concentration
||M.A. in Theological Studies Concentration
||Total Dual Degree
CORE COURSES (18 Hours)
M.A. IN STUDENT MINISTRY/M.A. IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES REQUIRED COURSES (12 Hours)
ELECTIVES (6 Hours)
Select two courses from the Graduate School of Ministry with approval of Academic Advisor.
M.A. IN STUDENT MINISTRY CONCENTRATION OPTIONS:
Collegiate Ministry Concentration (12 hours)
Youth Ministry Concentration (12 hours)
M.A. IN THEOLGICAL STUDIES CONCENTRATION (12 hours)
Select one of the concentrations from the M.A. in Theological Studies degree and complete the required courses.
2(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
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