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Master of Arts in Ministry Studies


An online Masters’s degree in Ministry Studies at Grace Theological Seminary will explore serving in a church or a ministry career. As you consider an array of online seminaries for Ministry Studies Master’s Programs near you in the midwest,  you will discover an accredited online master’s degree, taught with a biblical worldview. A Grace Theological Seminary, Online Master of Ministry Studies Degree will help you make workable connections between service and leadership, preparing you to weigh questions in a Christian college online context with biblical studies. 

Future ministry professional, the way forward is Grace.

This program can be completed fully online, allowing you to achieve the credentials you need while enjoying the flexibility of online education. Courses are designed to allow you to do the work when it fits your schedule. Also, students who take online courses at Grace enjoy being a part of a community of learners.

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). A student can complete this degree in six semesters, which is two years.

Grace College's 100% online Master of Arts in Ministry Studies Program. Earn a Master of Ministry Studies online degree in only 36 credits.
Master of Arts in Ministry Studies Online – Grace Online

Christian Ministry 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 six concentration courses are ministry-based and taught by instructors with significant and successful experience in local church service.

Women’s Leadership Studies Concentration

Grace Theological 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 six counseling courses are ministry-based and taught by instructors who are 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.

Technology Concentration

The Technology concentration is designed to offer ministry leaders in our current digital age, creative thinking to better use technology equipment and applications to enhance ministry productivity and connections. This program merges the timeless message of scripture with innovative strategies helping the church meaningfully engage with technology. The concentration starts with Technology and Media in Ministry and then progresses to cover such topics as worship, communication, organization, developing tech talent, and then concludes with a hands-on technology internship.

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Leadership and Management Concentration

The Leadership and Management concentration is designed to equip ministry leaders to integrate their ministry calling with business and leadership skills that can be applied in a variety of settings. This program will help leaders blend business and ministry or help ministry leaders enhance the organizational structures of their local churches. The concentration courses start with an in-depth look at Ministry leadership, then continue by offering insights into team leadership and administration, and concludes with Strategic Thinking and Planning.

At a Glance

  • Next Start Date January 10, 2022
  • Course Delivery 100% Online
  • Credit Hours 36
  • Total Program Price $15,984
  • Degree Master of Arts
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Expected Costs to Attain Your Degree

How much does it cost?
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: Spiritual Life Reference

A reference submitted by your pastor, ministry supervisor, or spiritual mentor.

You can copy this link and send it to them.

Step 4: 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 5: 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

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.

My professors showed great care for my spiritual formation and taught that in order to effectively lead in ministry, you must first and foremost nurture your own relationship with Christ.

Letitia Williams, M.B.A., M.A., Owner, Self Discovery Solutions