Master of Arts 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 work 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.
The Graduate Certificate Program will require the satisfactory completion of twenty-four (24) credit hours of graduate-level courses. To earn a certificate, students must complete eight (8) three-hour courses (See Course List).
CMIN 520 Theological Interpretation of the Old Testament
CMIN 525 Theological Interpretation of the New Testament
CMIN 531 History of Christianity I
CMIN 532 History of Christianity II
CMIN 545 Homiletics
CMIN 510 Religious and Social Thought of Howard Thurman
CMIN 550 Preaching in the African-American Tradition
CMIN 560 Christian Ethics
The graduate certificate in Christian ministry Vertical CURRICULUM = 24 credit hours