Master of Arts in Children’s Ministry/Master of Arts in Management


The purpose of the dual Master of Arts in Children’s Ministry and Master of Arts in Management degree program is to provide Christ-centered graduate-level education to prepare servant leaders for children’s ministry leadership in a variety of settings including the church, non-profit organizations, and advocacy programs for children.


In order to pursue a Dual Master’s Degree program, the applicant must apply to, meet the existing admission requirements for, and be accepted into each of the master’s degrees which comprise the dual degree program.

Note: Church Membership Requirement (for admission into the EDD in Educational Leadership—all concentrations, PHD in Leadership Studies’ Ministry Concentration, Master’s Ministry Degrees, and Advanced Ministry Certificate Programs): Within the last 12 months, the applicant must have been an active member of a Christian church that holds Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and who holds solely the Old Testament and the New Testament as sacred Scripture.


MA in Children’s Ministry Requisites

  • Old Testament Survey

  • New Testament Survey

Prerequisites may be met with equivalent courses from another institution or from a passing grade on the GSOM Old Testament and New Testament equivalency exams and do not count toward degree completion.

MA in Management Prerequisites

  • Principles of Management or MANA 51.521 - Management Theory

  • Business Law or MANA 51.522 Business Legal Environment

  • Principles of Marketing or MRKT 51.521- Marketing Concepts

  • BUAD 5301 - Orientation to American Business Techniques and Culture (for International Students only)


Continuance in the program past the first 12 hours is pending submission of a satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®).

MA IN CHILDREN'S MINISTRY REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 30 hours (excluding requisites)


Credit hours

Required Curriculum


DISC 5302 - Biblical Servant Leadership
GSOM 6310 - Ministry Mentorship (S-L)*

MACH 6311 - Early Childhood Ministry
MACH 6312 - Ministry with Children

MAFM 6353 - Ministry to Families
THEO 5313 - Applied Hermeneutics
THEO 6305 - Christian History and Heritage
THEO 6306 - Systematic Theology

WORS 6303 - Spiritual Formation and Worship
Select one of the following:
MACH 6350 - Ministry in Church Weekday Education Ministries
MACH 6352 - Advanced Childhood Ministry (S-L)*+
Six (6) hours of the MA in Children's Ministry Curriculum serve as electives for the MA Management required curriculum.

MA IN MANAGEMENT REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 30 hours (excluding requisites)


Credit hours

Required Curriculum


MANA 6310 - Leadership in Management
MANA 6312 - Communication and Business Behavior

MANA 6314 - Organizational Change and Development

MANA 6319 - Operational Finance

MANA 6320 - Business Ethics
MANA 6323 - Human Resource Strategy (S-L)*
MANA 6360 - Managerial Strategy and Implementation (S-L) (Capstone)

MRKT 6341 - Advanced Marketing Strategies
Select two courses from MA in Management concentrations with approval of Program Director or Academic Advisor.
Six (6) hours of the MA in Children's Ministry Curriculum serve as electives for the MA Management Required Curriculum.


30 hours

MA in Children's Ministry Required Curriculum

30 hours

MA in Management Required Curriculum

60 hours

TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding requisites)

+Prerequisite: MACH 6311, MACH 6312

(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.


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