Master of Arts in Children’s Ministry/Master of Business Administration
DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM
The Master of Arts in Children’s Ministry and Master of Business Administration degree program provides Christ-centered graduate-level education to prepare servant leaders for children’s ministry leadership by integrating a strong foundation in Children’s Ministry and Business Administration.
This dual degree program is an attractive option for those students who have a strong desire to serve in children’s ministry but will also serve in the administration of weekday ministries, nonprofit organizations, or advocacy programs for children. The MBA provides the strong business foundation needed for strategic administration of all types of ministry programs, while the MA in Children’s Ministry prepares the student for ministry specific to children and their families.
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.
MA in Children’s Ministry Requisites
Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Accounting I and II
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.
Continuance in the program past the first 12 hours is pending submission of a satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®).
MA IN CHILDREN'S MINISTRY REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 30 hours (excluding requisites)
MACH 5312 - Ministry with Children
MACH 6311 - Early Childhood Ministry
MINS 5302 - Ministry Research and Writing Across Media
MINS 5303 - Foundations of Spiritual Life
MINS 6305 - Ministry Mentorship (S-L)
MBA REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 30 hours (excluding requisites)
ACCT 6321 - Managerial Accounting
MA in Children's Ministry Required Curriculum
MBA 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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