24 months
692 USD/credit 16608 USD/year
692 USD/credit 16608 USD/year
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Asbury Theological Seminary’s 48-hour Master of Arts in Ministry (M.A. in Ministry) prepares you for ministry in congregational leadership, pastoral care, children, youth and family ministries, and aging and spirituality. 


This Ministry degree at Asbury Theological Seminary combines core Biblical and theological reflection to help you contextualize ministry in a rapidly changing world. You’ll integrate theology, history, sociology, ethics and leadership to develop capacities for 21st century ministry.

Complete this 48-hour MAM degree in as few as three years with online classes and as few as two, one-week campus visits. World-renowned scholars integrate theology, history, sociology, ethics and leadership into your coursework that’s designed specifically for your ministry context. Through campus-visits, online courses and practicums, you’ll gain a community of life-long friendships and practical skills to be a creative and innovative ministry leader.

As you complete your degree, you will

  • Articulate a practical theology of ministry, grounded in the biblical narrative and orthodox theology with attention to your specialized ministry track, informed by insights from human sciences, church tradition and experience.
  • Demonstrate competency in ministry practices of leading, preaching and teaching, and equipping congregations.
  • Design faith-forming processes and programs specific to the student’s specialized ministry track. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Vocation of Ministry 
  • Narrative of the Bible 
  • Church History—One 
  • Basic Christian Doctrine 
  • Missional Formation 
  • Inductive Bible Study—One 
  • Theology of John Wesley 
  • Christian Ethics 
  • Gospel Catechesis: Transformative Discipleship 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application 
  • $50 non-refundable Application Fee
  • Accredited baccalaureate degree
  • The M.A. [BS] program requires a 3.0/4.0 cumulative GPA
  • Official transcripts from all schools where classes were taken for more than one semester
  • Personal history essay  (1050-1500 words) 350-500 words per question.
  • Four references completed on the Admissions Office form at asburyseminary.edu, including a pastoral reference (required) and a professor or academic administrator reference (recommended). Laity or personal acquaintances are accepted.
  • For applicants whose primary language is not English, a TOEFL score of 550 (79 internet-based) or an IELTS score of 7.
  • Background Check
  • A personal interview may be required upon request by the Admissions Committee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16608 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 692 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    16608 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 692 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Willow Street

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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


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