12 months
500 USD/credit 15000 USD/year
500 USD/credit 15000 USD/year
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Christian leaders minister in a complex and rapidly changing world. Strategic Ministry at Johnson University leadership in this context requires a biblically-based philosophy of ministry, skillful analysis of cultural dynamics, the capacity to think and plan strategically, and the ability to lead and equip people to extend the kingdom of God in His world. 


The Master of Strategic Ministry degree at Johnson University involves a partnership between Johnson University and the church that equips students for this kind of effective, strategic Christian leadership.

The programme

The degree includes online coursework in strategic ministry, a research trip to Israel, and a 9-month ministry apprenticeship at Christ’s Church of the Valley (CCV) in Peoria, Arizona, at one of several churches in Indianapolis, Indiana, or at Real Life Christian Church in Orlando, Florida. Students complete a Leadership Core and can choose a concentration including: church administration, church planting, intercultural studies, pastoral ministry, youth ministry, urban ministry, children and family, special needs, Hispanic ministry, sports management, or worship/production. Throughout the degree, apprentices are mentored by Johnson University faculty and staff.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theology and Dynamics of Strategic Leadership
  • Contextual Implementation of Strategic Leadership
  • Bible Lands
  • Fundamentals Of Strategic Leadership
  • People And Resource Management
  • Program Management
  • Advanced Strategic Leadership
  • Congregational Leadership

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

New students wishing to enroll in this program must complete/provide the following:

  • An online graduate application and the $50 application fee.
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions the applicant has attended.
  • A recent photo.
  • Admissions essay.  A two- to three- page essay describing their reasons for pursuing a degree program at Johnson University.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 500 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    15000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 500 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Knoxville

885 - 1454 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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