Master of Arts in Children’s Ministry/Master of Arts in Theological Studies
DUAL DEGREE PLAN
The dual degree program, Master of Arts in Children’s Ministry and Master of Arts in Theological Studies provides Christ-centered graduate-level education in order to prepare servant leaders for Christian ministry with a focus toward children’s ministry leadership and theological studies. This program provides students broad foundational knowledge in biblical, historical, theological, and practical ministry studies. Students have the opportunity to gain an advanced understanding of the foundations of Christian faith as well as strong theological knowledge that leads to educating their minds and kindling their hearts in a manner that promotes a life of service for Christ’s kingdom.
In order to pursue a Dual Master’s Degree program, the applicant must apply to, meet the existing admission requirements for, and be accepted into each of the master’s degrees which comprise the dual degree program.
Note: Church Membership Requirement (for admission into the EDD in Educational Leadership—all concentrations, PHD in Leadership Studies’ Ministry Concentration, Master’s Ministry Degrees, and Advanced Ministry Certificate Programs): Within the last 12 months, the applicant must have been an active member of a Christian church that holds Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and who holds solely the Old Testament and the New Testament as sacred Scripture.
Graduate School of Ministry Portfolio
Dallas Baptist University’s Ministry Degree Programs seek to provide an academic experience that enables all candidates to engage and impact Christian Ministries of the 21st century. The Portfolio is designed to be an individualized collection of documents that represent the candidate’s preparation for future ministry positions, demonstrating the candidate’s ongoing knowledge, skills, and ministry experiences.
The Graduate School of Ministry provides candidates the opportunity for self-reflection through the compilation of documents in an electronic Portfolio. Documents in the Portfolio may include Signature Assignments, Resume, and Philosophy of Ministry among others.
Throughout the program, the candidate will collect designated documents and upload them to the Portfolio within Blackboard. The Portfolio will be used to assess development as the candidate proceeds through their designated ministry program. It is the candidate’s responsibility to meet with their GSOM Program Director to discuss the Portfolio required documents prior to graduation.
Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Requisites may be met with equivalent courses from another institution or from a passing grade on the GSOM Old Testament and New Testament equivalency exams and do not count toward degree completion.
REQUIRED SHARED CURRICULUM - 24 hours (excluding requisites)
Required Shared Curriculum
MINS 5302 - Ministry Research and Writing Across Media
MINS 5303 - Foundations of Spiritual Life
MINS 6305 - Ministry Mentorship (S-L)
MA IN CHILDREN'S MINISTRY REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 18 hours (excluding requisites)
MACH 5312 - Ministry with Children
MACH 6311 - Early Childhood Ministry
MA IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 18 hours (excluding requisites)
THEO 5307 - Old Testament Literature and Interpretation
Required Shared Curriculum
MA in Children's Ministry Required Curriculum
MA in Theological Studies Required Curriculum
TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding requisites)
+ Requisite: MACH 5312, MACH 6311
(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.
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