Master of Arts in Ministry Program in English or Vietnamese

Union University California

Program Description

Master of Arts in Ministry Program in English or Vietnamese

Union University California

MASTER OF ARTS IN MINISTRY PROGRAM

Languages offered: English, Vietnamese

DESCRIPTION

The Master of Arts in Ministry is an integrated program for leadership in local churches, Bible schools, para-church organizations or other non-profit agencies. Students will examine a variety of subjects related directly to biblical study, theological reflection, ministry, and leadership.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

After successfully completing the Master of Arts in Ministry program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Competently interpret biblical texts and apply them in their ministry contexts;
  2. Articulate a ministry vision and competently implement it;
  3. Identify one’s ministry contexts and cultures and link it with biblical settings;
  4. Develop practices of personal and spiritual maturity;
  5. Lead competently, organize and manage skillfully, mentoring laity for their ministries in families and in local churches.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

An applicant must, after completing the online admission application, submit the following materials to the Director of Admissions to be considered for admission:

  1. Two passport-sized photos.
  2. Copy of government-issued photo identification.
  3. Bachelor of Arts or Sciences Degree or international equivalent from an accredited/recognized college or university.
  4. Official transcripts from all previous colleges or universities attended.
  5. Two reference letters; one of the two must be from a pastor or known religious leader; one from an academic supervisor, if possible.
  6. A personal statement of at least 500 words describing the student’s motivations for study at UUC.
  7. Language requirement:

Students who apply for English programs must provide evidence of English language proficiency. Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not earned a degree from an appropriately accredited institution where English is the principal language of instruction must demonstrate college-level proficiency in English through one of the following:

  • A minimum score of 530 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT) or 71 on Internet-based Test (iBT), 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or 50 on the PTE Academic Score Reports.
  • A minimum grade of Level 3 on the ACT COMPASS’s English as a Second Language Placement Test.
  • A minimum grade of Pre-1 on the Eiken English Proficiency Exam.
  • A transcript indicating completion of at least 30 semester credit hours with an average grade of “B” or higher at an appropriately accredited college or university where the language of instruction was English.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

To qualify for graduation with the Master of Arts in Ministry degree the student must successfully fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Complete all the Master of the Arts in Ministry course requirements (36 credits).
  2. Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Complete one of the two following options:
    • successfully submit and defend a thesis.
    • complete two additional elective courses above the 36 credits.
  4. Pay all tuition and fees.

COMPLETION TIME

The Master of Arts in Ministry program has been specifically designed for persons engaging in ministries. Average completion time of the program is 1.5 years. Students can finish in a shorter time. Courses are offered in four terms a year in two semesters. Each term lasts for 10 weeks with a two-week break between terms.

LEVEL AND TYPE OF RESEARCH REQUIRED: MASTER LEVEL

Mastery and application of literature review and qualitative research methodologies involving case studies, thesis project and research assignments throughout the completion of the curriculum of the Master of Arts in Ministry program. Students in the MAM program must register for the RES-501 Research and Writing for Theological Education course in their first year. This course is a prerequisite for all research-intensive courses.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Required Courses: 24 Credits

  • BBL-501 Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BBL-502 Introduction to the New Testament
  • BBL-503 Biblical Hermeneutics
  • ETH-501 Ministerial Ethics
  • RES-501 Research and Writing for Theological Education
  • SFM-501 Spiritual Life Practices: Developing A Life of Devotion
  • THL-501 Systematic Theology I
  • THL-502 Systematic Theology II

Elective Courses: 12 Credits

Choose any four of the following courses:

  • CED-501 Christian Education
  • CSL-502 Principles of Christian Counseling
  • EDU-502 Philosophy of Education
  • EDU-503 Teaching and Learning: Foundational Issues in Education
  • EVG-501 Evangelism in Context
  • LDR-501 Organizational Leadership
  • LDR-502 Servant Leadership
  • LDR-503 Foundations of Personal Leadership
  • LDR-505 Servant Leader as a Transformational Agent
  • LDR-506 Emotional Intelligence in Leadership
  • LDR-507 Christian Character in Leadership
  • MIN-501 Doing Ministry in Context
  • MIN-504 Church Renewal
  • MIN-505 Building Healthy Churches
  • MIN-506 Cause Collaboration
  • MIN-507 Vocation in a Changing World
  • MIN-511 Church Planting
  • MIN-512 The Arts of Biblical Mentoring
  • PRC-501 Homiletics
  • THL-513 Perspectives on World Christian Mission
  • THL-514 Theology of Work
  • THL-515 Fundamentals for Doing Theology

Thesis: Students have to complete one of the two following options:

  1. successfully submit and defend a thesis.
  2. complete two more elective courses.
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated December 20, 2017
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3 years
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