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Seminary Academics

MACM Full-time Course Sequence

The master of arts in Christian ministry can be completed in two years of full-time study. For those who are working full-time while also in school or for those who enjoy variety in their learning, 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 1
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 1
Total 10-11
(9-10 academic, 1 field education)

 

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