Master’s Programs

Masters Programs

Master of Divinity Program

The MDIV is considered the gold standard for those sensing a call to be missionaries, pastors, or professors. This 90-hour degree program recognizes the influence you can have in the Body of Christ and prepares you to serve it well. 

Choose from Six concentrations for your MDIV—and accelerate it!

If you have a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies, Biblical Counseling, or equivalent field of study; you may be able to shave a year off your MDIV.

THE MASTER OF DIVINITY IN APOLOGETICS is the best option for the student desiring an emphasis in apologetics but also anticipates pastoring or having a more diverse ministry. It has 21 required hours in apologetic courses, plus nine hours of free electives. The electives allow you to acquire well-rounded training in apologetics hours and ministry more broadly. This program requires 90 hours for graduation.

BIBLICAL COUNSELING IS ONE OF THE FASTEST-GROWING AREAS IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY. Mid-America’s Master of Divinity in Biblical Counseling is a professional graduate degree beyond the Bachelor of Arts or equivalent, designed to promote students’ growth toward personal maturity and ministry competence in the practice of nouthetic (biblical) counseling within a church-related ministry.

THE BEST WAY TO IMPACT FUTURE GENERATIONS IS TO BE THE ONE EDUCATING THEM. Mid-America’s Master of Divinity in Christian Education is a professional graduate degree beyond the Bachelor of Arts or equivalent and is designed to equip students for service as a minister of education, minister of youth, minister to children, or administrator in the local church; a missionary in areas of church ministries; or a teacher or administrator in a church-related school.

TO MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS, YOU MUST HAVE THE ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND THEM. Mid-America’s Master of Divinity in Missiology and Intercultural Studies program is a professional graduate degree beyond the Bachelor of Arts or equivalent, designed to equip students for effective ministry as cross-cultural missionaries. This is a 90 semester hour program with two concentrations from which to choose.

THE MASTER OF DIVINITY IN PASTORAL MINISTRY is a professional graduate degree, designed to equip students for effective ministry as a pastor, associate pastor, church planter, evangelist, or missionary. This three-year program prepares students for a variety of types of pastoral and missionary ministry.

CHURCH PLANTING IS ONE OF THE GREATEST INITIATIVES FOR GLOBAL EVANGELISM. By definition, church planters seek to make new disciples for Jesus in locations with great unmet spiritual needs. These leaders want to see more people come to Christ and placed in discipleship communities.

Master of Arts Program

Each Master of Arts degree program is 60 credits and aims to prepare you with a sound ability to understand, interpret, and accurately apply the Christian faith and worldview within unique and complex ministry contexts. 

Choose from Five Concentrations for Your MA

THE MASTER OF ARTS IN APOLOGETICS is the best option for the student desiring an emphasis in apologetics for parachurch or lay ministry.  It has 21 required hours in apologetic courses, plus nine hours of free electives. The electives allow you to acquire well-rounded training in apologetics hours and ministry more broadly. This degree requires 60 hours for graduation.

BIBLICAL COUNSELING IS ONE OF THE FASTEST-GROWING AREAS IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY. Mid-America’s Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling is a professional graduate degree beyond the Bachelor of Arts or equivalent, designed to promote students’ growth toward personal maturity and ministry competence in the practice of nouthetic (biblical) counseling within a church-related ministry.

THE BEST WAY TO IMPACT FUTURE GENERATIONS IS TO BE THE ONE EDUCATING THEM. Mid-America’s Master of Arts in Christian Education is a professional graduate degree beyond the Bachelor of Arts or equivalent and is designed to equip students for service as a minister of education, minister of youth, minister to children, or administrator in the local church; a missionary in areas of church ministries; or a teacher or administrator in a church-related school.

TO MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS, YOU MUST HAVE THE ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND THEM. Mid-America’s Master of Divinity in Missiology and Intercultural Studies program is a professional graduate degree beyond the Bachelor of Arts or equivalent, designed to equip students for effective ministry as cross-cultural missionaries.

A. W. TOZER ONCE SAID, “WHAT COMES INTO OUR MINDS WHEN WE THINK ABOUT GOD IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING ABOUT US.” Mid-America’s Master of Arts in Theology degree is a two-year professional graduate degree beyond the Bachelor of Arts or equivalent, designed to equip students for service as a minister of education, minister of youth, minister to children, or administrator in the local church; a missionary teaching theology; or a teacher or administrator in a church-related school.

LEAD OTHERS TO HEAR FROM GOD BY FOCUSING THEIR MINDS AND HEARTS ON HIM THROUGH WORSHIP. Mid-America’s Master of Arts in Worship degree is a two-year professional graduate degree beyond the Bachelor of Arts or equivalent designed to equip students for service as a worship leader in the local church or mission field. This program is primarily related to specialized music ministry, requiring 60 semester hours of academic credit for graduation.

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