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MACM and MNA Program Requirements

North Park Theological Seminary’s master of arts in Christian ministry/master of nonprofit administration dual degree is designed to enhance ministry in congregational or business or nonprofit settings with graduate theological training. A flexible degree option, it is expected that students are serving in a ministry or organization when they apply and throughout their degree program. View the full list of degree outcomes in the Seminary catalog.

Degree Requirements

60 academic hours
3 field education hours

This degree can be completed in two years, although students may choose to extend the program based on their family needs and community involvement.

Full-Time Sequence

Part-Time/Distance Sequence

Please note: 13 credit hours are required in residence at the main campus.

Bible, 6 credit hours

  • Old Testament I: Pentateuch and Interpretation
  • New Testament I: The Texts and Their World

History, 3 credit hours

  • Christian History I: The Early Church to the Early Reformation (1-16c)

Theology, 3 credit hours

  • Christian Theology

Spiritual Formation, 3 credit hours

The spiritual formation sequence seeks to integrate the ongoing spiritual and academic dimensions of the seminary experience in order to facilitate conscious growth in personal and corporate spiritual life.

  • Journey: The Story of Our Lives
  • Intercultural Spirituality: The Road Together
  • Elective

Foundations for Ministry, 6 credit hour

  • Ministry Identity and Practice
  • Leading and Teaching in Ministry

Cultural Diversity Elective, 3 credit hours

General Electives, 6 credit hours

Nonprofit Administration, 26 credit hours

  • Organizational Behavior and Ethics
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Nonprofit Financial Management
  • Nonprofit Financial Decision Making
  • Nonprofit Marketing Analysis and Consumer Behavior
  • Multi-Sector Convergence and Social Responsibility
  • Nonprofit Management: Theory and Application
  • Nonprofit Board Governance and Volunteer Management
  • Nonprofit Law, Policy, and Government Relations
  • Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Annual Gift Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Measuring Outcomes and Assessment
  • Nonprofit Strategic Management and Management Capstone

Dual Degree Integrative Courses, 4 credit hours

  • The Life of the Leader: Making an Impact
  • Leading the Transformational Organization: Generating Mission Movements

Field Education, 3 credits

You are required to complete 3 Field Education credits in addition to the 60 academic credit hours required for your degree:

Graduation Requirements

The master of arts in Christian ministry is awarded to students meeting the following requirements:

  1. Completion of a psychological evaluation; successful completion of the Mid-Program Review.
  2. The completion of 60 semester hours of academic course work, plus 3 field education credit hours.
  3. A grade point average of 2.5 must be maintained. No grade under C- shall be counted toward the degree.
  4. Exemplification of a quality of life and commitment suitable for ministry.
  5. No outstanding incomplete grades later than week seven of the term in which they plan to graduate.
  6. Completion payment of all accounts and fees to the Seminary.
  7. Completion of the degree within seven years from the time of matriculation.

More information on these requirements is available in the North Park Theological Seminary catalog.