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MA in Christian Ministry

Individuals who seek higher education in Christian ministry and also need the flexibility of online learning might wish to explore degree programs such as the Master of Arts in Christian Ministry from Grand Canyon University. Continue reading for program information.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Christian Ministry

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

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Program Prerequisites:

If applying to Grand Canyon University's Master of Arts in Christian Ministry program, students should have the ability to communicate clearly and solve problems. It's essential that they have writing and research capabilities. Applicants to master's-level programs at Grand Canyon University should have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Coursework in the Master of Arts in Christian Ministry program is designed to cover the foundations of the Old Testament and the New Testament. Students of this online Grand Canyon University program could be able to prepare to lead ministries as they study Christian doctrines, theology and ministerial ethics. They could also be able to participate in field ministry experiences through the final course in the program. Participants of this course get to accumulate 45 field practicum hours.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

38 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Grand Canyon University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry

Students of Grand Canyon University's Master of Arts in Christian Ministry program should expect to earn 38 major credits. These credits are spread out over ten courses. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Grand Canyon University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Major Requirements (38 credits)

  • Introduction to Graduate Studies in Ministry and Theology
  • Ministerial Ethics
  • Biblical Hermeneutics
  • Practical Theology
  • Old Testament Foundations
  • New Testament Foundations
  • Christian Doctrines
  • Pastoral Care in a Ministry Context
  • Communicating in a 21st Century Ministry Context
  • Leading and Organizing Ministries in the Church

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

After finishing up their studies in Grand Canyon University's online Master of Arts in Christian Ministry program, graduates could have knowledge of the principles of prayer, discipleship and evangelism. They might pursue community- or church-based work that allows them to be of service to others. Possible positions include:

  • Associate pastor
  • Pastor
  • Bible study leader
  • Deacon
  • Administrative pastor

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