Public Ministry, M.A. | Online (optional) | Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary | Evanston, United States
24 months
840 USD/credit 21000 USD/year
840 USD/credit 21000 USD/year
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Students in the Public Ministry program of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary aspire to fulfill their Christian vocations to love God and serve neighbor through public ministries of advocacy, organizing, and justice-making in collaboration with other communities of faith and conscience.


The Master of Arts in Public Ministry from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is a 50-credit hour program. Students can complete their degree as a residential student (primarily in-person courses on Garrett’s campus) or as a hybrid student (primarily online courses). All courses will be offered in-person and online with the exception of required in-person cohort retreats in August and January that will focus on orientation and formation.

Concentration Tracks

Students in the MA in Public Ministry degree take a combination of foundation courses, public ministry courses, and open elective courses. With their concentration electives, students can choose a concentration track in Ecological Regeneration, Racial Justice, or Child Advocacy. A student may also propose a concentration, the approval of which depends on relevant course availability. Open electives can be used for additional courses in a concentration area, to complete ordination requirements for deacons in The United Methodist Church, or to meet a combination of objectives.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theological Education 
  • Practice and Theology of Christian Spirituality
  • Person in Community 
  • Cross-Cultural Immersion
  • Hebrew Bible 
  • New Testament 
  • Models, Methods, and Tools for Social Change

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




50 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application for Admission
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume 
  • Three letters of recommendation, including one church reference and at least one academic reference
  • Official copies of transcripts from each college or university you have attended
  • A $75 application processing fee which can be submitted online via debit or credit card when submitting your application as final, or mailed to us via check or money order
  • Official TOEFL scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 840 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    21000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 840 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Evanston

1100 - 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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