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Master of Ministry

The Master of Ministry degree is a 30-credit-hour degree designed for pastors, ministers, and other lay leaders who desire to strengthen their skills in biblical interpretation, missional leadership, innovation, spiritual formation, conflict resolution, and community building.

  • Can be completed in 24 months
  • Entirely online
  • One course at a time to accommodate busy schedules
  • Focused on spirituality, vision, leadership, connectedness, and knowledge
  • Allows students to concentrate three courses on a chosen area of interest
  • Includes development of a leadership project

Master of Ministry Courses

Prefix Course HRS.
MIN 5005 Intro to Graduate Studies 0
MIN 5020 Thinking Theologically about the Beloved Community 3
MIN 5025 Methods and Principles of Biblical Interpretation 3
MIN 5030 Communicating the Gospel in a Post-Christian World 3
MIN 5040 Story of Christian Spirituality and Spiritual Formation 3
MIN 5045 Change, Conflict, and Peacemaking 3
MIN 5050 Contemporary Models for Missional Community 3
MIN 5055 Finding and Shaping the Story: Project Proposal and Framing 3
MIN 5060 Organizational Culture and Team Based Leadership 3
MIN 5090 Living the Story: Leadership in Action 3
MIN 5095 Telling and Celebrating the Story 3


Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Applicants below the 3.0 GPA will be considered for admissions by the Graduate Council on a case-by-case basis

Admission Procedures

  • Complete an admissions application and pay the appropriate application fee.
  • Submit an official transcript showing the baccalaureate degree.  Applicants seeking transfer credit must provide official graduate transcripts for evaluation.
  • Submit two recommendation forms
  • Submit a written Graduate essay ( 2 pages, double-spaced)