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Master of Ministry Studies


An online Masters degree in Ministry Studies at Grace College will explore serving in a church or a ministry career. As you consider an array of online colleges for Ministry Studies Master’s Programs near you in the midwest, be assured that when you find your way to Grace, you will discover an accredited online master’s degree, taught with a biblical worldview. A Grace Online Master of Ministry Studies Degree will help you make workable connections between service and leadership, preparing you to weigh questions and create conversation in a Christian college online context. 

We recognize that many who are already involved in or plan to be involved in vocational ministry in the local church desire further masters-level theological education, but relocating to a residential campus is undesirable. 

Future ministry professional, the way forward is Grace.

Whether you’re a brand new student, or a student coming from our partnership with Christian University GlobalNet, this program allows you to enjoy the flexibility of online education. This degree is comprised of 12, three-credit courses for a total of 36 credit hours. These courses are eight weeks in length, so two are offered back to back during each semester (fall, spring, and summer). It is possible for a student to complete this degree in six semesters, which is two years.

Master of Ministry studies degree

Ministry Studies Concentration

The Ministry Concentration is designed to equip ministry leaders for  support positions and leadership positions in the local church.  This program strikes a balance between foundational theological preparation and real-life ministry training. The five concentration courses are ministry-based and taught by instructors with significant and successful experience in local church service.

Women’s Leadership Studies Concentration

Grace College and Seminary and Women of Grace USA are partnering to provide this degree opportunity for women who are already in ministry and are looking for quality training to develop their leadership skills. This program will help you to grow in personal awareness of your strengths and weaknesses as a leader, and also help you develop both ministry knowledge and skills to make genuine connections with others.

Counseling Concentration

The Counseling Concentration is designed to equip pastoral counselors and others with important ministry tools to help those who are hurting. The five counseling courses are ministry-based and taught by instructors who are engaged or have been engaged with counseling in a local church. These courses are different from the clinical courses taught in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Grace College. The concentration will start with the theological foundations of counseling and will address Christian counseling theories and methodologies. Other courses will address pre-marital and marital counseling and common problems experienced by those who seek help.

At a Glance

  • Next Start Date August 24, 2020
  • Course Delivery 100% Online
  • Credit Hours 36
  • Total Program Price $15,984
  • Degree Master of Arts
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Pricing starting with Fall 2020 cohort

How much does it cost?
2020-21 MA Ministry Studies cost per credit hour $444
Total Program Cost (36 credit hours) $15,984

How to Apply

After all parts of your application have been completed and received in our enrollment office, your application will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.

We recommend that you apply for admission at least one month before the next entry term. Students applying after the deadline are considered on a space available basis. It is best to apply early!

Step 1: Online Application

After all parts of your application have been completed and received in our enrollment office, your application will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.

Step 2: Transcript Request

Request official transcripts from the school where you obtained your bachelor’s degree. If you are currently working on your degree, you can submit an unofficial transcript for admission until term completion, at which time an official transcript is required. Transcripts should be sent to

Step 3: Acceptance Process

When all of the steps have been completed, you will be advised of the Admissions Committee’s decision. The Admissions Committee may request that you submit additional materials and/or that you interview with a representative of the College.

Step 4: Enrollment Deposit

Upon acceptance, submit your $100 Enrollment Deposit to accept your offer of admission. Your $100 deposit will be credited to your student account. Welcome to the Grace College community!

Financial Aid & Credit Transfer

Grace College is dedicated to helping students from all financial backgrounds achieve their dream of obtaining a quality education.


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Because OER is easily customized for a specific course or topic, our instructors can curate innovative content from multiple authors and perspectives. In addition, OER often feature multimedia and other dynamic elements, so you can learn with interactive, engaging course content. This program’s use of OER allows coursework to fit today’s student needs, providing a better, unique learning experience.


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Grace’s commitment to providing OER for GOAL students ensures that you receive the best education possible. Using the latest resources and enhanced coursework, our expert faculty can create an adaptable curriculum specifically for your chosen degree program. Because you will have access to the most relevant content, you can be sure you are gaining the right skills for career success.

"The Online CMHC program is designed to make graduates ready for clinical counseling in the real world. We look for students with a strong work ethic who are spiritually-sensitive scholars motivated to serve in the helping professions, and who are dedicated to excellence in communication. Our students will leave Grace fully prepared to help clients of diverse needs, cultures, and spiritualities with compassion and competence."

Dr. Rhonda Ladd - Associate Professor

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