24 months
692 USD/credit 20760 USD/year
692 USD/credit 20760 USD/year
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Asbury Theological Seminary’s 60-hour Master of Arts in Christian Ministries builds upon biblical, historical, theological and contextual foundations to prepare you for your ministry calling, specifically tailored to your role within the Church. 


Christian Ministries is a community called to prepare theologically educated, sanctified, Spirit-filled men and women to evangelize and to spread scriptural holiness throughout the world through the love of Jesus Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit and to the glory of God the Father.

This professional degree at Asbury Theological Seminary develops both general and specific theological knowledge as a foundation for the practical abilities to nurture others in faith communities.

As you complete your degree, you’ll be able to

  • Locate your specific vocation within the larger context of Christian heritage and calling, grounded in theological studies.
  • Understand and integrate relevant resources with contextual and cultural dynamics related to human and church needs, methods, practices and models of response.
  • Effectively contribute to your faith community with specific competencies related to Christian ministry.
  • Practice critical and constructive values within a dynamic learning community.
  • Cultivate holy love of God and neighbor through both knowledge and practice in the Christian disciplines of service and grace.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Vocation of Ministry 
  • Missional Formation
  • Biblical Narrative 
  • Matthew
  • Christian Ethics 
  • Basic Christian Doctrine 
  • Worship Leadership in the Church 
  • Care of Persons 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • $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 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

    20760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 692 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    20760 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.


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.

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