Master's Degrees

Program Outcomes and Details available in the 2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Master of Art in Christian Education (MACE)

The purpose of the Master of Arts in Christian Education Degree is to equip individuals to serve in ministry leadership (including ministry to children, youth, and adults; church administration; social work; ministers of discipleship, assimilation, maturity; and associate pastors) primarily in local churches, as well as missions, denominational agencies, and other related ministries.

The MACE student may choose a concentration in a number of areas. To do so, the student must substitute the requirements for the concentration with the Christian Education Electives in the degree plan. A student may obtain a concentration in one of the following: 

  • Children's Ministry Leadership
  • Youth Ministry Leadership
  • Collegiate Ministry Leadership
  • Adult Ministry Leadership
  • Educational Foundations/Doctoral Preparation 
  • Leadership and Administration
  • Social Work
  • Women's Ministry Leadership

Master of Arts in Discipleship (MADI)

The purpose of the M A in Disciplehip is to equip students to serve in discipleship and ministry leadership (particularly as ministers of discipleship, small groups, spiritual formation, assimilation, spiritual maturity; and associate pastors) primarily in local churches, as well as missions, denominational agencies, and other related ministries.
Students may choose a general studies track or mentoring in discipleship ministry, a field based instructional format.

Master of Divinity with a Specialization in Christian Education

The purpose of the Master of Divinity with a Specialization in Christian Education is to equip people to be pastors, associate pastors, ministers of education, ministers of discipleship, assimilation, or maturity, or other age-level church staff members, offering over 30 hours of specialized study in age group ministry and ministry evangelism.

Concentrations are available in all of the areas listed above.

Master of Divinity with a Specialization in Leadership

Concentration in Ministry Leadership and Administration

The purpose of the Master of Divinity with a Specialization in Leadership is to equip students to serve as a pastor, ministerial staff member of a local church, denominational leader, or military chaplain.

Master of Divinity - Collegiate Ministry Track

The purpose of the Master of Divinity - Collegiate Ministry Track degree program is to equip individuals with knowledge, attitudes, and skills through classroom and field ministry experiences that may be applied in the practice of professional collegiate ministry.