Master of Arts in Discipleship/Master of Arts in Student Ministry
The purpose of the dual Master of Arts in Discipleship and Master of Arts in Student Ministry degree program is to provide Christ-centered graduate-level education to prepare servant leaders to make disciples in and through the local church, with a particular focus on teenagers, parents of teenagers, and college students. The combination of these two degrees uniquely prepares leaders to consider biblical, traditional, and practical strategies for discipleship in their chosen ministry field.
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.
Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Prerequisites 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 prerequisites)
DISC 5302 - Biblical Servant Leadership
MA IN DISCIPLESHIP REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 18 hours (excluding prerequisites)
DISC 6301 - Christian Education in the Local Church
MA IN STUDENT MINISTRY REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 6 hours (excluding prerequisites)
MAST 6353 - Adolescent Development
MA in STUDENT MINISTRY CONCENTRATION OPTIONS - 12 hours (excluding prerequisites)
Required Shared Curriculum
MA in Discipleship Required Curriculum
MA in Student Ministry Required Curriculum
MA in Student Ministry Concentration
TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding prerequisites)
(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.
Find course descriptions by category under the Graduate Course Descriptions section in the navigation panel.