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Ministry Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, TN,
Our master of arts in ministry studies program is designed to equip you for full-time ministry in the local church or on the mission field, or for pursuing advanced seminary training with a focus on ministry applications.


The master of arts in ministry studies program is designed to help you formulate a biblical philosophy of ministry and develop comprehensive ministry skills for use in the local church or on the mission field.

Throughout your studies, you’ll learn to apply sound principles of interpretation to Scripture, answer practical life and ministry questions biblically, and sharpen your ministry philosophy.

This program offers two elective emphases: cross-cultural studies and pastoral studies. Pastoral studies electives equip men to enter the ministry as youth pastor or assistant pastor and also offer excellent preparation for pursuing the master of divinity degree. These electives may be earned through modular courses available on Mondays only, over six consecutive semesters.

Our cross-cultural studies emphasis prepares men and women for foreign missions and cross-cultural ministry. You’ll develop your knowledge of both the theory and practice of missions and ministry in different cultures. You’ll explore the many aspects of cultural anthropology as you learn to minister the unchanging Word of God in other cultures and to other groups.

Programme Structure

  • Systematic Theology
  • Systematic Theology
  • Biblical Sanctification
  • Expository Sermon Preparation
  • New Testament Introduction
  • Biblical Hermeneutics
  • Old Testament Introduction

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

To pursue graduate work, a student must:
  • hold a bachelor’s degree from recognized college or university and must qualify for a program of study leading to a graduate degree
  • have an undergraduate major or its equivalent in the field chosen for graduate study
  • have his undergraduate program of study be substantially equal to the undergraduate program of study required in that particular field at Bob Jones University, including major, minor and general requirements
  • An applicant who meets all undergraduate requirements for admission to graduate work is given admission subject to the regulations regarding admission to candidacy which apply to all graduate students.

    Tuition Fee

    • National Applies to you

      15650 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 15650 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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