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Master of Ministry Degree

About the Master of Ministry (M.Min.) Degree

Are you interested in adding a ministry focus to your current career? Or maybe you want to more effectively serve in your local church as a teacher, small-group leader, or ministry team lead. Perhaps you just want to increase your knowledge of the Bible for personal growth. Whatever the reason, an online Master of Ministry degree from Cedarville University can help you achieve your goal. 

Cedarville’s online or on-campus Master of Ministry (M.Min.) degree will prepare you for vocational leadership and ministry. The Master of Ministry online coursework features an innovative, relationship-rich, and theologically grounded approach. The program is ideal for those who are currently in ministry and want additional ministry training to enhance their service or those who have completed a degree in another field but are looking for biblical, theological, and practical skills for lay ministry. And there's never been a better time to take this next bold step in your ministry career — enroll in Cedarville's on-campus or online M.Min. program now and receive a $1,000 Ministry Scholarship!

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Master of Ministry Program Highlights

Biblical and practical – The perfect blend of biblical theology and practical application, leadership training and servant ministry, and classroom discussion and real-world experience.

Mentoring – An intentionally relationship-based approach with mentoring that begins during the student’s time in class and extends into ministry upon graduation.

Real-world experience A robust internship experience is built into the program and will serve as a capstone for your coursework.

Flexible  Can be completed online or on-campus and full- or part-time to meet your specific needs.

Accelerated Can be completed in as little as one year.

Outcomes for Graduates with a Master's Degree in Ministry

The master’s in ministry degree is designed to give a broad range of ministry preparation for many ministry opportunities. Our M.Min. graduates are currently serving in a variety of roles ranging from senior pastor, campus pastor, and discipleship pastor to cross-cultural missionary and college ministry.

Opportunities for Master of Ministry Students

Students in the Master of Ministry degree program have multiple opportunities to shape ministry philosophy and personal ministry skills.

Character Colloquium — Over the course of two semesters, students meet with the program director of the Master of Ministry program for a time of prayer and discussion related to ministry and life.

Internship — A six-hour internship is required upon completion of coursework. This robust exposure to practical ministry helps the student acquire ministry experience under the leadership of skilled ministers.

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Prepared to Serve Well

Read about recent M.Min. grads who are using their degrees to serve well wherever God has called them.

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Cedarville students "Sing, Dance, Laugh" for a cause

Three CU student orgs come together to raise funds for Maple Tree Cancer Alliance.

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First Class Free!

It's a great time to take the next step in your ministry career. Enroll in Cedarville's on-campus or online M.Min. program, and your first class is free!

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Listen as Cedarville's president, Dr. Thomas White, discusses how our graduate programs can help you steward your God-given talents for His glory.

Program Faculty

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Jason Lee, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Biblical and Theological Studies, Professor of Theological Studies

  • Location BTS 235
  • Phone 937-766-7674
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Trent Rogers, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of New Testament and Greek

  • Location BTS 255
  • Phone 937-766-6141
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Master of Ministry Program Curriculum

You will complete courses in Bible, theology, and leadership, along with practical ministry experience and a Character Colloquium. For a complete look at courses, view the curriculum guide.

Sample courses:
  • Christian Apologetics
  • The Church and God’s Mission
View Curriculum Plan and Catalog