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The Master of Arts in Ministry degree program prepares and equips students to:

  • Advance the gospel of Christ by increasing their capacities in ministry
  • Become whole and holy people as they prepare to transform the lives of others
  • Earn an accredited degree that is grounded in Scripture and focused on following Christ
  • Gain hands-on ministry leadership experience through guided mentorship tailored to their goals and callings

With a 40 credit hour curriculum (flexible evening, weekend and online classes that fit your busy schedules) that focuses on theology, spiritual formation, and practical leadership and ministry skills, the M.A. in Ministry has been designed to address your whole being as it relates to your passion for authentic ministry leadership and service.  Students experience amazing transformations in their knowledge and wisdom concerning scripture, their personal relationships with the Lord as they progress through the program and their ability to invoke Christ-centered leadership. Each student will carry these transformations with them after graduation to positively impact their churches, communities, and families.

Holistic education provides the foundation for learning

Equal emphasis is placed upon knowing, being and doing because effective education changes one’s thinking, shapes one’s heart and guides one’s hand. Each person begins where they are, and the program provides catalysts to grow from that point onward. Therefore, holistic education provides the best foundation for life and ministry.

Integration and transformation form the cornerstone objectives

Integration means that after evaluating knowledge, students are able to own and internalize truth. This dynamic lies behind Scripture’s advice to “be transformed by the renewal of the mind.” (Romans 12:2) Transformed people lead and serve out of overflow from the renewed life that God offers. Spiritual gifts are identified and developed so that they can be submitted to God to be used for His purposes, our fulfillment and His glory.

Three pillars of learning

Students divide their studies equally between the curriculum areas of:

Mentored Growth and Development

Students in the program will complete a two semester mentored growth and development assignment. This enables students to work with mentors within a ministry of their calling and allows them hands-on practical experiences.

The residential program is taught on the Atlanta Campus via evening, weekend intensives and hybrid classes. The residential program can also be combined with online classes.

Master of Arts in Ministry
Basic Degree Requirements

The basic M.A. in Ministry consists of 40 semester hours.
Bible, History, and Theology (12 Hours)

Semester Credit Hours

MIN5113 Hermeneutics and Exegesis

3

MIN5133 Church History

3

MIN6113 Biblical Themes

3

MIN6123 The Trinity

3

Spiritual Formation (12 Hours)
MIN5213 Essentials of Spiritual Formation

3

MIN5223 Practices of Spiritual Formation

3

MIN6213 Traditions of Spiritual Formation

3

MIN6223 Application of Spiritual Formation

3

Ministry Skills and Leadership (12 Hours)
MIN5313 Authentic Leadership

3

MIN5323 Pastoral Care

3

MIN5333 Practical Aspects of Ministry

3

MIN6323 Communication in Ministry

3

Mentored Training (2 Hours)
MIN5411 Mentored Growth and Development I

1

MIN5421 Mentored Growth and Development II

1

Retreat and Integrative Project (2 Hours)
MIN5231 Retreat

1

MIN6231 Final Integrative Project

1

DEGREE TOTAL 40

Master of Arts in Ministry
Basic Degree Program Sequence

Two-year cycle (three-year and four-year program sequence available from the Records Office)
Fall Semester I

Semester Credit Hours

MIN5113 Hermeneutics and Exegesis

3

MIN5213

Kingdom of God

3

MIN5313 Authentic Leadership

3

TOTAL 9

Spring Semester I

Semester Credit Hours

MIN5133

Church History

3

MIN5223

Divine Conversation and Character

3

MIN5323 Pastoral Care

3

MIN5421 Mentored Growth and Development  I

1

TOTAL 10

Summer Semester I

Semester Credit Hours

MIN6123

The Trinity

3

MIN6213

Great Traditions of Christian Faith 

3

MIN5333

Practical Aspects of Ministry

3

MIN5231

Retreat

1

TOTAL   10

Fall Semester II

Semester Credit Hours

MIN6113 Biblical Themes

3

MIN6223

Apprentice to Jesus

3

MIN6323

Communication in Ministry

3

MIN5421

Mentored Growth and Development II

1

TOTAL   10

Spring Semester II

Semester Credit Hours

MIN6231

Final Integrative Project

1

TOTAL   1

DEGREE TOTAL 40

Requirements for Admission
School of Ministry | Master of Arts of Ministry

  1. Application Form and Fee
  2. Essay incorporating the following topics:
    • What are your personal and professional goals and how would a degree from Richmont help you obtain these goals? 
    • What significant event(s) and/or influence(s) have helped shape your present values and approach to life? 
    • Describe your conversion experience and/or other important events in your Christian walk.
    Your essay should be a minimum of 500 words and approximately 2-5 pages. This statement will be examined to determine your writing ability and will be rated according to clarity of thought, grammar, and readability. It will also be used to learn more about you personally.
  3. Resume including education, work experience, and volunteer activities.
  4. Official Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. Transcripts must be sent directly from the institution. In order to review your file, we must have an official transcript for every institution attended, even if any credits were transferred to another school. These can be submitted electronically to admissions@richmont.edu or mailed to our Atlanta Campus–1900 The Exchange SE, Building 100, Atlanta, GA 30339
  5. Ministry ReferenceThe reference should be completed by a pastor, small group leader, missions leader, etc.  Ideally it should be someone that can address your ministry involvement who you have served with/under or alongside. 

Applications are review on a rolling basis, so once an application file is complete, we will have a decision in 2-4 weeks.

Application Checklist – School of Ministry (PDF)

Tuition and Fees

2017 – 2018 Tuition:
Students Enrolled in the Master of Arts in Ministry Degree: $490 per credit hour*

Scholarships and Financial Aid are available.

Fees:
$50 application fee, $50 student fee (per semester), $25 library fee (per semester), $25 orientation fee (first semester only), $125 technology fee (per semester); $150 Graduation Fee (final semester only); $6 per transcript request

A full list of Richmont’s tuition and fees can be found here

*Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. For a full list of possible fees, see the academic catalog

To find estimated total cost of the program view our Estimated Cost of Attendance.


 

Want to learn more about the Master of Arts in Ministry Program?

Attend an upcoming Preview Day or Information Session.

Or email the Admissions Team:  admissions@richmont.edu

 

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