Christian Ministry and Leadership

Biola University

24 months
621 USD/credit
621 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry and Leadership with concentrations in Pastoral Care and Counseling, and Preaching and Pastoral Ministry is designed as a professional program for specialized ministry.


The degree is structured to provide:

  • An understanding of Scriptures for students anticipating Christian ministries that would include pastoral or lay counsel, parachurch organization counseling, women's ministries, specialized "tent-making" occupations in other cultures, lay leaders in the local church and others.
  • A biblical background for those who are preparing for counseling in secular fields.
  • A program of study for missionaries who have only a brief furlough time in which to pursue formal study of the Scriptures and would like to emphasize pastoral counseling or women's ministries.
  • Sustainable skills in specific ministries further developing your abilities and spiritual gifts and strengthening your areas of weakness.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Spiritual Theology and Formation
  • Personal Foundations for Spiritual Formation
  • Spiritual Direction

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




58 alternative credits



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

  • Applicants must possess a Bachelor of Arts degree or its academic equivalent from an accredited college with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).

  • All applicants must submit a written statement outlining their vocational objectives and how the degree might relate to those objectives.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    621 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 621 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    621 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 621 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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Christian Ministry and Leadership
Biola University