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Master of Arts in Christian Ministry

Advance your leadership skills

ACU’s Master of Arts in Christian Ministry is a flexible degree program designed to equip you for competent leadership in ministry fields such as youth and family ministry, children’s ministry and education ministry. This M.A. degree is also ideal if you’re looking to deepen your theological knowledge for a career outside ministry, such as in education or social service.

With many elective hours, you are able to personalize your degree plan to match your particular ministry passions and interests.

Ready to be a part of a graduate community dedicated to helping you answer God’s calling for you? Apply now or contact us for more information today.

Note: This degree is also available in residence.

Program Overview

Credit hours 48
Degree Master of Arts in Christian Ministry
Program length 32 months 
Tracks 4


You will take courses such as:

  • Biblical Exegesis 
  • History of Christianity
  • Systematic Theology
  • Foundations of the Theology of Ministry 


  • Ministerial Leadership
  • Ministry and Bible
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Student and Family Ministry

What outcomes can you expect?

  • Church Planter
  • Minister of Christian Education 
  • Discipleship Minister 
  • Campus Minister 
  • Adult Faith Minister 
  • Community Organizer
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Admission Requirements

  • Transcripts from accredited undergraduate degree
  • Application and $50 processing fee
  • GPA 3.0, probationary status may be granted
  • Reflective essay 3-5 pages, typed, double-spaced
  • Residency

See full ACU online graduate catalog, including admission requirements here.
For a comprehensive list of admission requirements please contact a Graduate Advisor.

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Ready to Be a Part?

We’re eager to see not only what you can accomplish with an ACU education, but how your unique perspective can enrich your fellow classmates and ACU as a whole.