Masters Programs in Ministry

Compare 4 Masters Programs in Ministry

Ministry

Obtaining a master’s degree is a goal many students reach for in their advanced educational studies. It offers additional intensive study above a standard four-year degree program, giving more career opportunities for the student. The typical time to complete the program is two years.

What is a Master in Ministry? A Master in Ministry is an advanced degree in biblical studies, along with a concentration in vocational practices to prepare students for a long career in the field. It encompasses a theologically grounded curriculum to develop a deeper understanding of the Bible above and beyond a bachelor’s degree. Providing practical and experiential instruction in ministry services, the degree also includes study in religious culture and understanding.

A student may choose to obtain this type of degree for several reasons. With an in-depth biblical and ministry background, students will obtain the knowledge and communication skills to serve ministerial needs for churches and communities small and large. Acquiring skills in discipline contributes to the ability to communicate faith and opens up doors in a wide array of private and public institutions.

The cost of the program will be varied depending on the location and the duration of studies. Contact the administration offices of prospective schools and universities for specific questions regarding cost.

A Master in Ministry will offer individuals a variety of opportunities for jobs. Many degree holders will choose to become the leader and minister of a church and its congregation. Nonprofit organizations will also have openings for students who have this type of background. A path in education is another popular career, where graduates can teach biblical or ministerial studies at private and public colleges and universities. A student can also seek out a doctoral degree to open up advanced positions with even higher salaries.

Universities around the world offer these types of programs that launch many successful careers. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

 

 

 

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Master of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counseling/Pastoral Theology

New Brunswick Theological Seminary
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 USA New Brunswick Jamaica + 1 more

The mission of the Master of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counseling/Pastoral Theology is to prepare pastoral leaders for effective ministry broadly defined that is theologically informed, compassionately practiced, and holistically employed in the field of Pastoral Care and Counseling/Pastoral Theology. [+]

Masters in Ministry. The mission of the Master of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counseling/Pastoral Theology is to prepare pastoral leaders for effective ministry broadly defined that is theologically informed, compassionately practiced, and holistically employed in the field of Pastoral Care and Counseling/Pastoral Theology. This program of study is intended for: persons who are ordained ministers in churches that do not require the M.Div. degree who wish to pursue theological study for the enrichment of their ministry; persons in non-church-related vocations (e.g., secondary school teacher, counselor, writer) for whom graduate study in the humanities may be particularly helpful or enriching; persons who, for reasons of professional specialization, wish to combine a professional degree (e.g., the Master of Library Science or the Master of Social Work) with a theological degree; persons who have already completed the M.Div. degree but desire further in-depth theological study in Pastoral Care and Counseling/Pastoral Theology; persons who, with or without a M.Div. degree, wish to prepare to enter a Ph.D. program in the theological discipline of Pastoral Care and Counseling/Pastoral Theology, or in some other related field within the humanities Overall, the M.A. concentration in Pastoral Care and Counseling can serve as an excellent path of study for person who 1) work in a supportive role within the life of the congregation, 2) who desire a career in pastoral counseling in a non-profit community agency, or 3) who envision chaplaincy (health care, corrections, military, or community) as an expression of their call to ministry. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS... [-]

Master of Divinity | Concentration in Messianic Jewish Studies

The King's University
Campus Full time 78 hours September 2017 USA Southlake

This concentration seeks to: Prepare men and women for Messianic Jewish ministry; Provide a knowledge of Scripture and the tools and methods to interpret Scripture; [+]

Program Objectives This concentration seeks to: Prepare men and women for Messianic Jewish ministry; Provide a knowledge of Scripture and the tools and methods to interpret Scripture; Provide a knowledge of Judaism and Christianity and the relationship between these religious traditions; Provide a knowledge of Messianic Jewish history, theology and practice; Equip students with practical ministry skills in the areas of Messianic Jewish leadership, teaching, preaching, worship, counseling, and administration; Assist students in developing a theology of Messianic Jewish ministry; Develop practical ministry skills through supervised Messianic Jewish ministry experiences; and Encourage students to develop their unique spiritual gifts and to integrate these gifts into their theological studies and Messianic Jewish ministry. Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this concentration, students will be able to: Demonstrate the ability to interpret and properly apply biblical texts using sound hermeneutical principles and exegetical methods; Demonstrate a knowledge of the heritage and traditions of the Synagogue and the Church; Demonstrate a knowledge of Messianic Jewish history, theology and practice; Articulate a biblically-based theology of Messianic Jewish ministry that is Spirit-led and informed by the calling of Israel and the Body of Messiah; Integrate biblical and theological knowledge with Messianic Jewish ministry; Communicate the knowledge of who God is and what He has done clearly, accurately, and with love and respect; and Articulate knowledge of and show ability to participate in Messianic Jewish ministry. Prerequisites *In addition to the MDIV – Concentration in MJS Degree requirements, the following courses must be completed, unless previously satisfied... [-]

Doctor of Ministry

Biola University
Campus Full time 6 years September 2017 USA Los Angeles

The world is changing and expectations are rising. Yesterday's solutions don't seem to be working and it is tough to know what to do next. Don't panic. Talbot can help. We want to help you refresh, renew and retool for where God is calling you in ministry. [+]

Doctor of Ministry

The world is changing and expectations are rising. Yesterday's solutions don't seem to be working and it is tough to know what to do next. Don't panic. Talbot can help. We want to help you refresh, renew and retool for where God is calling you in ministry. Our goal is not to press you into our mold, but to help you be all that God has called and gifted you to be. Talbot's Doctor of Ministry degree is not intended as a research or academic degree, but is designed to help participants develop their skills and understanding to the fullest extent in parish, parachurch, or missionary service. The D.Min. degree is similar to a J.D. or M.D. in that it provides students with a practical education for working with people, rather than a purely research-oriented approach. The D.Min. degree is designed for those working in a full time ministry capacity. The residency portion of the program is designed to be completed in three years. You will be in the classroom for two consecutive weeks every year for three years. People come from all over the world to participate in this program. Our proximity to Los Angeles makes us accessible from anywhere. The cost of the program is reasonable and designed to fit into your budget. We want to help you make your maximum impact in ministry. If this is what you want. . .read on.... [-]


Master of Ministry (M.Min.)

Anderson University South Carolina
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time September 2017 USA Anderson Colombia Ibague Tolima Greenville + 3 more

The M.Min. equips graduates with the theology and practical ministry skills for church or pararchurch ministry leadership. [+]

Master of Ministry

The Master of Ministry will equip the student with a solid biblical-theological foundation and with practical knowledge and skills for service in the church or other ministry organizations. The unique element of the program is its emphasis on leadership training – far more than a typical seminary program would include.

Why Study Ministry?


The Master of Ministry degree is an alternative model of ministry education that aims to prepare effective leaders for 21st century churches. Students will be equiped for a higher level of service in church leadership. This program can also be a "jump start" to seminary training.... [-]