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About the Master of Ministry Degree

Why Study Ministry at Cedarville?

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.

Get answers to Frequently Asked Questions prospective graduate students have when considering an M.Min. program.

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What Sets Cedarville Apart?

  • Biblical Worldview

    All courses are built on the solid foundation of Scripture.
  • Online and Accelerated

    All courses are offered in an online format, 1- and 2-year completion options.
  • Affordable

    Cedarville’s online ministry programs are competitively priced with available financial aid.

Program Overview

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 in as little as one year, with full- or part-time options to meet your specific needs.

What Can You Do 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.

Admission, Costs and Aid, Start Dates

Admission Requirements — The first step in your graduate school journey at Cedarville is to apply for admission.

M.Min. Admission Requirements

Costs and Financial Aid — Your decision to pursue quality, Christian graduate education represents a valuable investment in your career and professional development. To assure your degree is also affordable, Cedarville graduate programs are competitively priced and can be supplemented with a variety of financial aid.

M.Min. Cost Information

Program Start Dates — Applications are accepted throughout the year, and you can enroll and begin classes in August, October, January, March, May, or July.

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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.

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

Program Format and Related Programs

Cedarville offers both graduate and undergraduate programs, with flexible completion options. You may also want to consider these related programs as you consider the degree or program that is a best fit for you.

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