Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's Degree Program: B.A.S. in Christian Ministries/M.A. in Christian Ministry

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The BAS in Christian Ministries/M.A. in Christian Ministry, an accelerated bachelor’s and master’s degree program jointly sponsored by the College of Professional Studies and the Graduate School of Ministry, is designed to prepare students to serve in a variety of church and church-related vocational contexts including church staff positions, para-church ministries, and denominational service. The accelerated degree will provide students a seamless interface between undergraduate and graduate degrees. Through Christ-centered, quality higher education, students will focus on the theological, biblical, historical, and practical dimensions of Christian ministry for the 21st Century.

Note: Church Membership Requirement (for Admission to 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 here to download form.

Computer Science
  COSC 1301  
  ENGL 1301, 1302, and 2301 or 2302  
Fine Arts
  FINE 1306
  HIST 1301, 1302, 2301, or 2302
  KNES 1101 and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122). For veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived.
  MATH 1301 or 1303 or 1304 or 1307 or 1308 or 1405 [eMAT Advising Tool is required prior to registering for any Math class or any class for which the eMAT is a prerequisite].
Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
  One laboratory science from Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics
  RELI 1301 and 1302. (If hours transferred at time of initial enrollment at DBU do not equal 60 or more hours, additional religion hours will be required.)
Social Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
POLS 2301 American National Government required for all students.
Social Science elective.  
General Studies Requirements
Professional Studies Requirements
PRST 3301 Lifelong Learning (S-L) (required for all Professional Studies students)
PRST Requirements
Christian Ministries Courses:
Required Undergraduate Courses
CHST 3372 Church Administration
CHST 4301 Teaching Ministry of the Church
PHIL 2301 Introduction to Philosophy
RELI 2304 Christian Doctrine
RELI 3305 Principles of Biblical Interpretation
RELI 4345 Christianity in a Pluralistic World

Shared Hours with M.A. in Christian Ministry Graduate Core
MAWL 6303 Spiritual Formation and Worship
THEO 5313 Applied Hermeneutics
THEO 6305 Christian History and Heritage
THEO 6306 Systematic Theology

Electives - Lower Level
Electives - Upper Level
Other Undergraduate Requirements
  1. Minimum of 42 upper-level credit hours.
  2. Minimum of 12 credit hours in major in residence at Dallas Baptist University, 9 credit hours of which must be upper-level.
  3. Minimum of 30 credit hours in residence at DBU.
  4. Completion of 30 of the last 36 credit hours in residence at Dallas Baptist University. Students must receive approval of the registrar prior to taking courses at any other college or university.
  5. Satisfactory completion of all requirements on official degree plan.
Additional M.A. in Christian Ministry Core Requirements
MACE 5302 Biblical Servant Leadership
MACM 5301 Foundations of Christian Ministry
MACM 6309 Shepherding in the 21st Century
MACM 6393 Christian Ministry Practicum (S-L)
M.A. in Christian Ministry Concentration Options (18 hours)
Choose one:
  • General Ministry
  • Leading the Nonprofit Organization
  • Ministry Leadership
  • Professional Life Coaching
  • Counseling Ministry
  • Family Ministry
(Refer to the M.A. in Christian Ministry degree plan concentrations for concentration option courses).

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Other Degrees and Majors in the College of Professional Studies

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences
     - Art
     - Christian Ministries
     - Communication
     - Computer Information Science
     - Criminal Justice
Health Care Management

     - Interdisciplinary Studies
     - Psychology
     - Sociology

Bachelor of Business Studies
     - Accounting
     - Business Administration
     - Finance

     - Hotel & Hospitality Management
     - Management
     - Management Information
     - Marketing

Bachelor of Arts
     - Interdisciplinary Studies

Bachelor of Science
     - Interdisciplinary Studies

Accelerated Bachelor and Master's Degrees
     - BAS in Christian Ministries/M.A. in Children's Ministry
     - BBS in Business Administration/MBA
     - BBS in Management/MBA in Management






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