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The Real Deal: Master of Ministry Highly Ranked for Practical Experience


by Brianna Coffey, Student Public Relations Writer

Students studying in Wiersbe libraryCedarville University's Master of Ministry program is known for its academic rigor and preparation for ministry opportunities. 

And, now, has named Cedarville’s Master of Ministry program the “Best for Real-World Experience.” 

The ranking considers program strength, student readiness, return on investment, cost, and student engagement. 

"It is an honor for Cedarville’s Master of Ministry program to be recognized in this way,” said Dr. Trent Rogers, interim dean of Cedarville’s school of biblical and theological studies. “We focus on grounding our students in a Bible and theology core and practical ministry skills. The program culminates with a ministry internship in which students use the Bible, theology, and ministry skills learned in the program in a real ministry setting.”

Cedarville’s Master of Ministry program blends biblical theology with practical application to provide students with the tools they need to fulfill their God-given calling. A $1,000 scholarship is awarded to all applicants upon acceptance to the program. The program is accelerated, allowing students to complete it in as little as one year. It is offered online or on-campus, full or part-time to meet students’ specific needs. 

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,550 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is one of the largest private universities in Ohio, recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, including the Master of Ministry program, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit