Curriculum Overview

  • M.A. Curriculum Overview

    Biblical/Theological Foundations (13 hrs)

    At least one course in each area (12 hrs):

    Old Testament

    New Testament

    Theology/Church History

    Graduate Theological Research (1 hr)

    Ministry Foundations (11 hrs)

    Preparation for Ministry in the Church (2 hrs)

    Two courses in Educational Ministry (6 hrs)

    Ministry Elective (FMIN, MNST, or MISS) (3 hrs)

    Family Ministry Core (12 hrs)

    Marital and Family Systems (3 hrs)

    Developmental Family Psychology (3 hrs)

    Family Ministry in the Church (3 hrs)

    Principles of Counseling Ministry (3 hrs)

    Ministry Concentration (15 hrs)

    One area of concentration (9 hrs):

    Youth Ministry,
    Children’s Ministry,
    Pastoral Counseling, or
    General Family Ministry

    Supervision in Ministry (6 hrs)

    Capstone (2 hrs)

    Ministry Formation Activities*

    Total hours - 53

    *See Spiritual Formation for additional information on Ministry Formation activities.