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Master of Arts in Ministry

Master of Arts

Complete your Master of Arts in Ministry online or on campus with Ohio Christian University.

OCU’s onsite and online Master of Arts in Ministry program is designed for your success—with flexible formats, relevant coursework, and affordable tuition. The Master of Arts in Ministry is offered on campus and as an online degree program.

Whether you complete your ministry degree online or attend one of 15 campus locations, you'll learn from experienced instructors with real-world ministry experience. The onsite or online ministry degree program will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to be an effective minister. OCU’s onsite and online ministry instructors and academic advisors will support you every step of the way.

Be equipped to meet the needs of your ministry by obtaining specialized ministerial training at Ohio Christian University. Develop a greater understanding of biblical principles, effective discipleship, and strategic leadership through our Master of Arts in Ministry.

Quick Facts

Delivery formats: Onsite, Online

Credit Hours: 34

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Dual Degrees: Master of Business Administration and Master of Arts in Ministry

Ohio Christian University has developed its Master of Arts with a major in Ministry to enhance the ministry skills of pastors and lay leaders in the local church. The program will prepare students to serve even more effectively in the church and society, whether they are in paid or lay ministry.

The Master of Arts with a major in Ministry program consists of a core requirement (8 courses) and concentrations (Practical Theology or Pastoral Care and Counseling), each consisting of 4 courses. All courses contribute to the ability to enhance students’ ministry skills. All graduates of this program must be grounded in the Bible, theology, and historical thought and context of the church.

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the graduate program a student should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a deep love for God by continually practicing spiritual disciplines.
  2. Analyze Christian theological thinking through the centuries and its effects on the church and culture and the effects of culture and church on Christian theological thinking.
  3. Conduct independent research and evaluation of biblical and theological literature and apply knowledge to enhance ministry practices.
  4. Analyze situations and choose the proper interventions to help others cope with crises. (Pastoral Care and Counseling)
  5. Demonstrate skills in church administration, preaching/teaching, handling sacraments and rituals, and care giving in the local church. (Practical Theology)
  6. Conduct research that leads to enhanced ministry practices.





Required Courses


34 Semester Credits Core Course List

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