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MA in Urban Ministry

Individuals who want to become Christian leaders in urban settings might consider enrolling in a program such as the online Master of Arts in Urban Ministry program offered by Grand Canyon University. Read on for admission and course requirements.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Urban Ministry

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

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Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students of the online Master of Arts in Urban Ministry program from Grand Canyon University should be comfortable with public speaking and care about other people. They should enjoy Bible study and have great listening skills. Applicants to Grand Canyon University should have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Grand Canyon University's online Master of Arts in Urban Ministry program is designed to combine biblical and theological studies. The program includes courses in ministerial ethics, Christian doctrines and urban ministry. Through these and other courses, students could be able to expand their biblical interpretation skills and explore the issues that challenge current church congregations. Students will be expected to accumulate 45 ministry hours under supervision during the program's capstone field experiences.

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 Urban Ministry

The Master of Arts in Urban Ministry degree program consists of 38 major credits. It contains ten courses, nearly all of which are equal to four credits apiece. The courses typically last eight weeks each. 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
  • Biblical Foundations of Urban Ministry
  • Multicultural Ministry and Contextualization
  • Issues in Urban Ministry

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

For Master of Arts in Urban Ministry program graduates who want to advance their theological knowledge further still, Grand Canyon University also offers a post-master's certificate program that is designed to explore best practices in conveying the messages of Christ. There are also options outside of the Grand Canyon University for graduates who'd like to earn doctoral degrees. A list of potential programs is offered below:

  • Post-Master of Arts in Theology: Introductory Biblical Languages Certificate
  • Ph.D. in Practical Theology: Evangelism and Missiology
  • Doctor of Ministry in Urban Ministry Leadership

Career Paths:

Grand Canyon University's Master of Arts in Urban Ministry program graduates could be able to pursue opportunities at urban churches or in suburban churches that have urban outreach programs. They might also apply to social services programs, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations. Following is a list of possible career choices:

  • Inner-city minister
  • Humanitarian minister
  • Pastoral minister
  • Parachurch minister
  • Social justice minister

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