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Suggested Course Sequence

The master of arts in Christian ministry can be completed in two years of full-time study. Because you will likely be working full-time while also in school, you may also opt to take courses in the intensive terms or other course formats. For full-time students, we suggest the following course sequence to complete your degree in two years, in fall and spring semesters of each year.

Options also exist for part-time and distance-learning students. Learn more about the variety of course formats and options for extending your program beyond four years.

Year One: Fall Semester

Course Number
Course Title Credit Hours
BIBL 5210 Old Testament 1: Pentateuch and Interpretation  3
SPFM 5201
Journey: The Story of Our Lives
1

General or Cultural Diversity Elective 3
FLDC 5300 Vocational Excellence 1
  Total 10
(10 academic, 1 field education)


Year One: Spring Semester

Course Number
Course Title Credit Hours
MNST 5108 Ministry Identity and Practice 3
BIBL 5240 New Testament 1: The Texts and Their World  3
SPFM 5211 Intercultural Spirituality: The Road Together
1
 CEDF/MNST Christian Formation or Ministry Electives 3
  Total 10
(10 academic)


Year Two: Fall Semester

Course Number
Course Title Credit Hours
MNST 5108 Christian History 1: The Early Church to the Early Reformation 3
CEDF/MNST  Christian Formation or Ministry Electives
3

General or Cultural Diversity Elective 3
SPFM
Spiritual Formation Elective (optional)
1
 FLDC 7315 Cultural Competency Module
  Total 10-11
(9-10 academic, 1 field education


Year Two: Spring Semester

Course Number
Course Title Credit Hours
THEO 5110
Christian Theology  3
MNST 5130 Leading and Teaching in Ministry
3
   General or Cultural Diversity Elective  3
SPFM   Spiritual Formation Elective (optional)  1
 FLDC 7318  Theological Reflection Module
  Total 10-11
(9-10 academic, 1 field education) 

Total Academic Credit Hours: 36  
Total Field Education Credits: 3