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