Strengthen your theological education and sharpen translatable skills for church leadership roles.

The Master of Ministry is a first professional degree in ministerial leadership and is normally completed in under three calendar years. Designed to train those serving the church in lay and ordained ministries for which the MDiv is not deemed the required path of training, the MM requires students to be present on campus for a total of nine weeks throughout the duration of the 48-credit program.

The course of study melds pastoral and theological education with counseling and administrative concepts. Students build a solid foundation in Christian tradition, philosophy and theology, as well as sharpen translatable skills such as team development, conflict resolution, and pastoral caregiving skills that are essential for many Christian leadership roles. Graduates often pursue careers as pastors, church planters, youth ministers, chaplains, and counselors in colleges, hospitals, and nursing facilities. Students who receive a MM may also use it as a stepping stone to further their academic studies at the doctoral level.

Eligible candidates will possess a baccalaureate degree or the educational equivalent from an accredited institution, or meet the requirements for non-bachelor’s degree admission.

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At-a-Glance

The Master of Ministry is a first professional degree in ministerial leadership. Traditionally completed in under three years, it combines pastoral and theological education with counseling and administrative concepts.

  • Hybrid-distance format
  • First professional degree in ministerial leadership
  • Prepares students for many opportunities in meaningful careers
  • Strengthen theological education for ministry
  • Develop translatable skills for a variety of Christian leadership roles

Degree Plan

Master of Ministry (MM)

48 Credits

OT 511H
Old Testament Survey I (Genesis - Esther)
OT 512D
Old Testament Survey II (Job - Malachi)
NT 511H
New Testament Survey (Gospels)
NT 512D
New Testament Survey (Acts - Revelation)
BI 501
Biblical Interpretation
CH 501H
Church History I (Patristic & Medieval)
CH 502D
Church History II (Reformation & Modern)
CH 601
Church History III (Anglican Church History)
ST 501H
Systematic Theology I
ST 502D
Systematic Theology II
HM 501H
Homiletics I (Rhetoric)
MS 501D
Church and Society (Applied Theology)
LT 601D
Liturgics I (History & Development)
LT 601D
Liturgics II (Parish)
PM 501H
Parish Ministry I (Priest as Leader)
PM 502D
Parish Ministry II (Practical Issues)

"Can we not then as individuals do more for the cause of Christ and his Church than we ever yet have done?" - Bishop Jackson Kemper, 1842