Program Description:
Master of Arts degree in Christian Ministry is a 2-year degree program open to all people with a Bachelor's degree in any discipline.  Candidates for the MA program should have a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0-point scale (or equivalent).
The focus for MA in Christian Ministry program is to provide educational opportunities for both clergy and laity. The type of education that we offer will prepare our students for both pastoral works and enhance their practice in a variety of professions within and beyond the local church (e.g. church administration, chaplaincy, youth work, missions, evangelism, social work and more). The goals of the program are:

a)     To enhance the Christian mission to the world by providing theological training for ministers, pastors, Christian educators, and lay leaders who engage with day to day realities of the real world.

b)    To connect the School of Religion to local communities through dialogue, service, civic engagement, and educational opportunities to help lift our communities from poverty and despair.
Master of arts in Christian ministry Vertical CURRICULUM = 60 credit hours
Courses will be offered in 8-Week sessions whereby students will have an opportunity to take 12 credit hours in a semester and complete the program in two years including summers (6 semesters) 
             YEAR 1                                                                                       SEMESTER                                                           YEAR 2

CMIN 520 Theological Interpretation of the Old Testament

CMIN 531 History of Christianity I





CMIN 544 Liberation Theologies


CMIN 525 Theological Interpretation of the New Testament

CMIN 532 History of Christianity II




CMIN 561 Pastoral Care and Counseling

CMIN 615 The Ministry of Teaching


CMIN 510 Religious and Social Thought of Howard Thurman

CMIN 545 Homiletics




CMIN 620 Music in Christian Worship

CMIN 630 Church Leadership and Administration


CMIN 550 Preaching in the African-American Tradition

CMIN 560 Christian Ethics





CMIN 655 MA Research Methodology

CMIN 645 Systematic Theology I


CMIN 625 Supervised Ministry

CMIN 640 Foundations of Christian Missions





CMIN 650 Systematic Theology II

CMIN 660 MA Thesis and Defense


MA Concentration Electives (Choose 1)

CMIN 521 Spiritual Formation

CMIN 565 Professional Foundations of Christian Ministry

CMIN 635 Communicating the Gospel to Children and Youth

PHIL 536 Philosophy of Religion

RELI 520 Religion and Science

RELI 534 Death and Immortality 

Entrance Criteria

  • Entrance Essay
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • $50.00 application fee
  • Application for Admissions
  • Two letters of recommendation (1 from your pastor and 1 from Academic adviser)
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • A minimum GPA of 2.75 on a four-point scale (or equivalent) for full admission

Program Format

  • Online and Face-to-face
  • Thesis required
  • Complete the degree in two years
  • Students can transfer in up to twelve (12) graduate credit hours.


Main Office:
Mrs. Darlene Holmes
Tel. 386-481-2353
Fax: 386-481-2557

Rev. Dr. Randolph Bracy, Jr.
Tel. 386-481-2115

Department Chair:
Dr. Joyce Nki
Tel. 386-481-2715