Master of Arts in Student Ministry/Master of Arts in Theological Studies
The dual degree program, Master of Arts in Student Ministry and Master of Arts in Theological Studies provides Christ-centered graduate-level education in order to prepare servant leaders for Christian ministry with a focus toward student ministry leadership and theological studies. This dual degree program provides students Christ-centered graduate-level education in order to prepare servant leaders for student ministry leadership and Christian ministry by providing broad foundational knowledge in biblical, historical, theological, and practical ministry studies. Students have the opportunity to gain an advanced understanding of the foundations of Christian faith as well as strong theological knowledge that leads to educating their minds and kindling their hearts in a manner that promotes a life of service for Christ’s kingdom.
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.
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.
REQUIRED SHARED CURRICULUM - 24 hours (excluding prerequisites)
Required Shared Curriculum
DISC 5302 - Biblical Servant Leadership
MA IN STUDENT MINISTRY REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 6 hours (excluding prerequisites)
MAST 6353 - Adolescent Development
MA IN STUDENT MINISTRY CONCENTRATION OPTIONS - 12 hours (excluding prerequisites)
MA IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 18 hours (excluding prerequisites)
THEO 5307 - Old Testament Literature and Interpretation
Required Shared Curriculum
MA in Student Ministry Required Curriculum
MA in Student Ministry Concentration
MA in Theological Studies Required Curriculum
TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding prerequisites)
*(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.
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