M.A. On Campus Online

Christian Ministry

Mercer University

24 months
5700 USD/year
5700 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry at Mercer University is a 38-hour, professional credential designed to prepare students for competent leadership in specialized ministries in their faith communities.


This degree is offered as both a 2-year residential program and a 3-year online program.

Key facts

  • The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry is ideal for bi-vocational and part-time ministers, ministers with undergraduate ministerial education, lay leaders, and professionals from other disciplines seeking to broaden their competencies.
  • The M.A.C.M. prepares students at Mercer University to lead and serve in specialized ministries within their faith communities. Students develop a broad foundation of theological understanding that can be adapted for a variety of ministry context and are equipped for the practical skills necessary for local church ministry. With an 8 to 1 student to faculty ratio, McAfee faculty offer students personal attention as they pursue their degree and prepare for a life of vocational ministry.
  • The M.A.C.M. is available in both residential and fully online formats. Each Fall Semester, McAfee will admit a cohort of up to 10 students to the fully online version of the M.A.C.M. program. The cohort will take between 6 and 7 hours of course credit each fall and spring semester for three years. This will allow students to finish the program without having to move or stop work. Space is limited. Please apply by March 15 to receive priority consideration for the M.A.C.M. Online program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Foundations in Old Testament
  • Foundations in New Testament
  • Foundations in Church History
  • Foundations in Theology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


38 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Biographical Information
  • Resume
  • Official Transcripts
  • Background Check
  • Application Fee: $50.00
  • Autobiographical Essay: In 1250-1500 words speak to the following four questions: Give an account of your Christian pilgrimage.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Pastor/Church Leader; Professor/Supervisor; Professor/Supervisor
  • Writing Sample: 2000-2500 words of an academic paper on any topic. This may be an excerpt of an academic paper on any topic. 
  • Admissions Interview (as needed)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2850 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    5700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2850 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Doraville

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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