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Advanced Certificate in Student Ministry

(18 hours – excluding prerequisites)

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.

This program is designed to enable student ministers to remain on the cutting edge of student ministry paradigm shifts with the theological and educational foundations necessary to provide credibility and vision to equip the next generation of Christian young adults.

REQUIRED COURSES (excluding prerequisites)


MAST 5313 - Ministry with Students

MAST 6350 - Family-Based Student Ministry

MAST 6351 - Student Cultural Issues

MAST 6353 - Adolescent Development


MAFM 6316 Faith Formation in the Life Stages

MAST 6356 - Developing Student Ministry Lay Leaders

Select one of the following:

MAFM 6316 - Faith Formation in the Life Stages

MAST 6353 - Adolescent Development


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