Children, Youth and Family Ministry

Luther Seminary

24 months
1750 USD/module
1750 USD/module
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Luther Seminary's Children, Youth and Family (CYF) Ministry degree programs integrate theology, theory and practical leadership. Graduates leave powerfully equipped to nurture and strengthen the faith of young people and their families with the gospel of Jesus Christ.


The CYF Ministry concentration provides students with academic courses, community discipleship, and ministry experience that prepares students for leadership in various ministry settings.

M.A. students -- residential or distributed learners -- can choose to pursue a CYF concentration. 

CYF is interested in creative people who desire to think theologically by standing deeply in the lived realities of young people. We believe the cultural and personal realities of younger people (and their families) offer an amazingly rich context to ask big questions about God, church, and the world. The CYF concentration hopes to create a mutual learning environment through Intensive Courses, attention to Community, and integration around Contextual Learning as an environment to explore new ideas. We see CYF as a kind of  laboratory where students can design, rethink, and explore in the context of CYF ministry.

All M.A. in CYF students are engaged in leadership in contextual ministry site. Residential CYF students typically work part-time in a ministry position in the Twin Cities. Distributed CYF students work part- or full-time in a ministry position in their area.

Programme Structure

For more information visit the program website.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International students: 31 March




On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

    • Start your application - Complete the online application form to get the process started. 
    • In addition to the prerequisites listed for the specific degree program to which you are applying (M.Div., M.A., M.Th., or D.Min.), most international applicants will need to submit TOEFL or IELTS score
    • Submit your faith statement
    • Two recommendation forms from two different teachers (or professional reference if applicant’s most recent academic experience is more than five years ago)
    • A personal/other recommendation form from a non-family member

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1750 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1750 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1750 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1750 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.


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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Children, Youth and Family Ministry
Luther Seminary