The Master of Science (MS) in Christian Ministry is designed to prepare students to serve more effectively in their respective ministry environments. Students will receive advanced ministerial training via the core course requirements and may select from a variety of elective courses to enhance their training in a specific area of interest.  This program provides a proper foundation for students to pursue more advanced studies and degree programs and is open to applicants who hold a four-year bachelor’s degree in any field of study.

Upon completion of the Master of Science in Christian Ministry program the graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the skills necessary to work in a Christian ministry setting.
  2. Recognize and articulate the major doctrines of Christianity.
  3. Demonstrate the competence to serve in a leadership role within a church.

A student may demonstrate achievement of these outcomes by receiving a passing grade in the course and on the Program Exit Exam administered in the following capstone course:

 MS 7310 – Contemporary Issues in Christian Ministry

Applications for admission to the Master of Science in Christian Ministry program will not be considered complete until the following items are completed and submitted:

  1. Application with fee.
  2. Official transcript showing an earned 4 year Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from a regionally or selected nationally accredited institution.

If the applicant has not completed the last course(s) at another school for which he or she is registered at the time of filing his or her application with Amridge University, a partial transcript should be sent for evaluation.  No academic credit will be recorded on a student’s permanent record until all necessary credentials are received.

Time Normally Required to Complete the Program

The Master of Science in Christian Ministry may be completed in 4 semesters. A student may take courses on a part-time or full-time basis.

The Course Requirements of 36 semester credit hours for the degree program Master of Science in Christian Ministry consists of program specific courses (21 semester hours), elective courses (12 semester hours), and a capstone course (3 semester hours).

Amridge University recognizes that students transferring from other institutions may have earned academic credit that is applicable to their Academic Plan at the University. Students may be eligible to transfer up to 15 semester hours of coursework into the Master of Science in Christian Ministry.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY

Before being graduated with the Master of Science in Christian Ministry, a student must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Complete a total of 36 graduate semester hours of the required coursework;
  2. At least 21 of the graduate semester hours must be from Amridge University;
  3. Complete all required coursework for the degree;
  4. Pass the program capstone course and the Program Exit Examination that is given as part of the capstone course;
  5. Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0;
  6. Students who expect to pursue further graduate study beyond this degree should maintain a 3.0; and
  7. Complete an Amridge University Degree Completion Application.  The properly completed and signed application must be submitted no later than the first day of classes of the semester prior to the semester the student plans to graduate.  Following this schedule permits the University to conduct a full audit of the respective student’s records to make sure that all courses, programs, and respective graduation requirements have been met.  Students having any questions regarding the Degree Completion Application should contact the Registrar’s Office.

The Course Requirements of 36 semester credit hours for the degree program Master of Science in Christian Ministry consists of program specific courses (21 semester hours), elective courses (12 semester hours), and a capstone course (3 semester hours).

Required Courses for the Master of Science in Christian Ministry Sem. Hrs.
FD 6312 Hermeneutics 3
FT 7301 Introduction to Pastoral Counseling 3
LD 6362 Spiritual Leadership 3
PS 6302 Homiletics 3
RS 6339 Research and Evaluation 3
TH 6310 Systematic Theology 3
TH 6311 Christology 3
Total Christian Ministry Hours for Masters Degree 21
Elective Course Hours for Masters Degree 12
Capstone Course
MS 7310 Contemporary Issues in Christian Ministry 3
Capstone Course Hours 3
Total Hours for Masters Degree 36

Employment Setting:

  • Youth Services
  • Large Congregations
  • Hospitals
  • Armed Forces
  • Universities
  • Churches
  • Correctional facilities

Job Listings:

 Common Titles:

  • Pulpit Minister
  • Elder
  • Youth Minister
  • Missionary
  • Christian School Teacher
  • Chaplain
  • Minister of Education

Salary Information:

 

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