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Deepen Your Knowledge, Skill, and Passion with a graduate ministry degree from Cedarville.

Is it time for a bold step that will equip YOU for what’s next?

Choosing a graduate ministry program from Cedarville is about equipping yourself for effective ministry and godly leadership.

Cedarville University promises you an excellent, biblically faithful education. Whatever online or residential ministry program you choose, your courses will challenge you to think deeply and love God passionately while preparing you to serve His Church with a heart for people and a humility in your leadership.

If God is calling you to do something that really matters, choose a graduate ministry degree that is unlike any other. Choose Cedarville University.

Graduate Ministry Areas of Study:


  • Master of Divinity


  • Master of Ministry
  • Master of Biblical Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Worship and Theology

From Our Students:

Why Pursue a Graduate Ministry Degree at Cedarville?

With strong biblical theology and practical application, Cedarville’s graduate ministry programs will equip you for effective lay or vocational ministry.

Master of Divinity (residential):

  • Three accelerated completion options, including a 5-year B.A. to M.Div., offer lower costs and a quicker pathway to ministry. 
  • Eight specializations equip you to serve in: 
    • academic ministry 
    • biblical apologetics 
    • biblical care and counseling 
    • missions 
    • pastoral ministry 
    • women’s ministry 
    • worship and theology 
    • youth and family ministry

Master of Ministry (online):

  • Practical ministry training that can be applied to any vocation 
  • 38 credit hours that can be completed in one year 

Master of Arts in Biblical Leadership (online):

  • Biblical knowledge and practical skills you need to provide effective biblically based leadership 
  • Offered in collaboration with Cedarville's successful M.B.A. program 
  • 36 credit hours that can be completed in one year

Master of Arts in Worship and Theology (online):

  • Biblical knowledge and practical worship skills for effective worship ministry 
  • Offered in partnership with the Department of Music and Worship 
  • 36 credit hours that can be completed in one year 
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About Graduate Study at Cedarville:

When you pursue a graduate degree from Cedarville University, you are joining a community of more than 500 master's and doctoral-level students who are pursuing God's call on their life through advanced education in 28 business, ministry, and healthcare programs. Study online or in-person, and you will engage with faculty who are experts in their field and care deeply for you as a student. You will experience excellent education and a network of support and academic resources that are dedicated to your success. More than 300 Fortune 500 companies, top government agencies, and educational institutions recruit Cedarville graduates each year because of their career preparation, high-level integrity, and incredible work ethic. If you want to lead and serve with excellence wherever God calls you, adding a graduate degree from Cedarville is the right choice for your next professional step.

Home to a total student body of 5,082 graduate, undergraduate, and dual enrolled students, Cedarville is fulfilling its mission to transform students' lives through excellent education and intentional discipleship in submission to biblical authority.