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.

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