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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's degree ministry from Cedarville University can help you achieve your goal. 

Cedarville’s online or on-campus Master of Ministry (M.Min.) coursework will prepare you for vocational leadership and ministry. The online ministry degree 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!

Master of Ministry

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 your 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 degree in ministry 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

As part of your online ministry degree program, you will have multiple opportunities to shape ministry philosophy and personal ministry skills.

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

Internship — You will complete a six-hour internship upon completion of you master's degree in ministry coursework. This robust exposure to practical ministry helps you 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.

New dining facility that will feature Chick-fil-A

University Prepares for August Return to Campus

Graduate and undergraduate students will be welcomed back to campus as scheduled on August 14-16, 2020.

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$1000 Ministry Scholarship!

It's a great time to expand your ministry skills. Enroll in Cedarville's on-campus or online M.Min. program, and receive a $1,000 Ministry Scholarship!

Stewarding Your Gifts With a Graduate Degree

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

God Revealed Apologetics Conference

Dr. Dan DeWitt invites you to God Revealed, Cedarville's annual apologetics conference. This year's speaker is Dr. R. Albert Mohler, who Time magazine once called the leading intellect among evangelicals.

Why Choose Cedarville and Not a Seminary?

Cedarville's long history of preparing students to serve in the local church and its accelerated, cost-saving completion options make our graduate ministry programs a great choice.

M.Div. or M.Min. – Which Is Right for You?

Listen as Dr. Jason Lee, Dean of the School of Biblical and Theological Studies, explains the key differences between Cedarville University's M.Div. and M.Min. programs.

M.Min. Adds Ministry Focus to Vocation

For an area nonprofit director, the sound biblical foundation and practical application in Cedarville's online M.Min. helped her add a ministry focus to her work.

Andrew Hile leading the 61 days through the Bible during the coronavirus pandemic

COVID-19 Spurs 61 Days Through the Bible

Three recent graduates are leading current students, parents, and others in Zoom study of whole Bible.

Phillip Miller and family

The Moody Church Pastor has Local Roots

2004 alumnus Philip Miller will begin serving at the historic downtown Chicago church in July.

Steve Norris giving coronavirus convalescent plasma

Alumnus is One of First COVID-19 Plasma Donors

2001 criminal justice graduate and 2020 Master of Ministry graduate Steve Norris recovered from the novel coronavirus and donated plasma to help others.

Brian Burns and family celebration of the class of 2020

Senior Celebration Honors Largest Graduating Class

There were 826 undergraduate and graduate students earning 832 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees during the special online celebration. Commencement will still be held Homecoming Weekend, October 2-3, with full regalia.

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 Dean, UG Programs; Director, MMin Program; 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