Master of Arts in

Christian Ministry

ACU’s Master of Arts in Christian Ministry is a flexible degree program designed to equip you for competent leadership in ministry fields such as youth and family ministry, children’s ministry and education ministry. This M.A. degree is also ideal if you’re looking to deepen your theological knowledge for a career outside ministry, such as in education or social service. With many elective hours, you are able to personalize your degree plan to match your particular ministry passions and interests.

ACU’s Master of Arts in Christian Ministry is a flexible degree program designed to equip you for competent leadership in ministry fields such as youth and family ministry, children’s ministry and education ministry. This M.A. degree is also ideal if you’re looking to deepen your theological knowledge for a career outside ministry, such as in education or social service. With many elective hours, you are able to personalize your degree plan to match your particular ministry passions and interests.

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M.A. in Christian Ministry

Complete this short form to learn more about our M.A. in Christian Ministry program. ACU’s Office of Graduate Programs will reach out shortly to discuss your interests and answer your questions.

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Advance your leadership skills

In cooperation with ACU’s School of Social Work and Department of Marriage and Family Studies, the Graduate School of Theology has developed plans whereby students can pursue the MSSW or MMFT degrees concurrently with the MACM.

Program Structure

What To Expect

These are the important details you will need to keep in mind as you prepare your application and degree plan.

Required Hours

Program length: 2 years
Credit hours: 48
2023/2024 tuition per credit hour: $779

Tracks

  • Ministry and Bible
  • Student and Family Ministry
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Ministerial Leadership

Example Coursework 

  • Biblical Exegesis
  • History of Christianity
  • Systematic Theology
  • Foundations of the Theology of Ministry

Application Deadlines

Spring & Summer
Please contact the Office of Graduate Programs (gradinfo@acu.edu or 325-674-2656)

Fall
August 10

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Outcomes

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History

Graduates will have a basic understanding of the history of the Christian faith

Practice

Graduates will have knowledge and skills related to a particular aspect of ministerial practice

Integration

Graduates will have ability to integrate theological and theoretical concepts with concrete ministry situations

Dr. Tera Harmon
Director, MACM
Director of Distance Education
Associate Professor
PhD, Catholic University of America, 2016
Tera.Harmon@acu.edu

  • A completed application and application fee;
  • An official transcript of all previous colleges attended. The transcript must indicate an earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university or equivalent.
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale;
  • Two letters of recommendation (may be submitted through the online application);
  • A reflective essay (purpose statement) 3-5 pages typed, double-spaced (see guidelines here),
  • Complete an academic writing assessment

Download the Christian Ministry Program Brochure for more information about the program format, degree plan, accreditation and distinctives that set ACU’s program apart.