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Christian Ministry, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Doraville, GA, United States
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.

Overview

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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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Living costs for Doraville

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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