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Master of Ministry

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

Cedarville’s online or on-campus 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 online M.Min. program now, and your first class is free!

M.Min. 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.

Outcomes for M.Min. Graduates

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 M.Min. Students

Students in the Master of Ministry 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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First Class Free!

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

Program Faculty

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Jason Lee, Ph.D.

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

  • Location BTS 235
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Billy Marsh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theology

  • Location BTS 242
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School of Biblical and Theological Studies

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
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