Christian Ministry

Mercer University

24 months
455 USD/credit
455 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry is a two-year, 38-hour, professional credential designed to prepare women and men for competent leadership in specialized ministries in their faith communities. The degree seeks to develop the general theological understanding required as a basis for local church ministries and nurture the practical abilities and skills needed in that setting.


The M.A.C.M. 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. does not prepare students to enter a Ph.D., Th.D., or D.Min. program. If you are pursuing ordination, check with your denomination for degree requirements.

The M.A.C.M. is  available in both traditional and fully online formats. Each Fall Semester, McAfee will admit a cohort of up to 12 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. This will allow students to finish the program in three years 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




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Biographical Information
  • Resume
  • Official Transcripts
  • 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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    455 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 455 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    455 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 455 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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Christian Ministry
Mercer University