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Master of Arts in Christian Ministry

Explore a World of Ministry

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 this life-changing program? Contact ACU today to learn more.

Program Overview

Credit hours 48
Degree Master of Arts in Christian Ministry
Program length 24 months
Tracks 4


You will take courses such as:

  • Theology Reflection and Practice
  • Biblical Exegesis 
  • Foundations of the Theology of Ministry
  • Christian Spiritual Formation 


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

What outcomes can you expect?

  • Church Planter
  • Church Minister
  • Campus Minister
  • Pastor
  • Non-profit and NGO Work

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.