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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Center for Biblical and Theological Studies

Two Specialized Master’s Programs Starting January 2021

The new degrees will also provide an opportunity for partnerships with the school of business administration and the department of music and worship.
The Bright Light and the Super Scary Darkness

God's Defeat of Darkness is Focus of Book

Dr. Dan DeWitt, Cedarville University’s director of the Center for Biblical Apologetics and Public Christianity and associate professor of applied theology and apologetics, will debut his third children’s book this fall.
Invitation to Biblical Theology

Revealing the Story of God Book by Book

Cedarville University professors Dr. Jeremy Kimble, associate professor of theology, and Dr. Ched Spellman, associate professor of biblical and theological studies, have authored a new textbook, “Invitation to Biblical Theology.”

Theology I Course Available Online

The Bible Minor Project is making all of Cedarville's Bible minor courses available to anyone through online video.

Program Faculty

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Trent Rogers, Ph.D.

Dean, UG Programs; Director, MMin Program; Assistant Professor of New Testament and Greek

  • Location BTS 255
  • Phone 937-766-6141
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Jason Lee, Ph.D.

Professor of Theological Studies

  • Location BTS 265
  • Phone 937-766-7674
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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