Public Ministry

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

785 USD/credit
785 USD/credit
785 USD/credit
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Students in this program 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.


  • In particular, this program equips laity serving in community, social, or justice-oriented organizations who seek to enhance their public work by engaging with theological education and formation.
  • Without exception, Garrett-Evangelical graduates point to their field education experience as key to their seminary education. Our field education program reflects the Seminary’s philosophy that students mature into ministry by knowing, being, and doing. Master of Arts in Public Ministry students take one year of field education, serving at the field site 14 hours per week.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intro to Theological Education 
  • Practice and Theology of Christian Spirituality
  • Person in Community 
  • Cross-Cultural Immersion
  • Introduction to Hebrew Bible 
  • Introduction to New Testament 

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56 credits 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

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

Other requirements

General requirements

A completed application consists of the following:

  • Online Application for Admission (found below)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume 
  • Three letters of recommendation, including one church reference and at least one academic reference. MTS applicants are required to submit two academic references. 
  • Official copies of transcripts from every 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.
  • For International Students, we will also need your official TOEFL score.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    785 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 785 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • National

    785 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 785 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • In-State

    785 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 785 USD per credit and a duration of  .


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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