BAS in Christian Ministries/MA in Christian Ministry
The BAS in Christian Ministries/MA in Christian Ministry, an accelerated bachelor’s and master’s degree program jointly sponsored by the College of Christian Faith and the Graduate School of Ministry, is designed to prepare students to serve in a variety of church and church-related vocational contexts including church staff positions, para-church ministries, and denominational service. The accelerated degree will provide students a seamless interface between undergraduate and graduate degrees. Through Christ-centered, quality higher education, students will focus on the theological, biblical, historical, and practical dimensions of Christian ministry for the 21st Century.
credit hours (BAs)
Professional Studies Requirement
ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I
ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II
ENGL 2301 - World Literature I
ENGL 2302 - World Literature II
HIST 1301 - U.S. History to 1865
HIST 1302 - U.S. History Since 1865
HIST 2301 - World Civilization I
HIST 2302 - World Civilization II
KNES 1101 - Fitness for Living
and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived.
MATH 1301 - Math for Liberal Arts
MATH 1303 - College Algebra
MATH 1304 - Trigonometry
MATH 1307 - Finite Math for Business Analysis
MATH 1308 - Calculus for Business Analysis
MATH 1405 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry
Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
One laboratory science from Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics
RELI 1301 - Old Testament Survey
RELI 1302 - New Testament Survey
(If hours transferred at time of initial enrollment at DBU do not equal 60 or more hours, additional religion hours will be required.)
Social Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
POLS 2301 - American National Government
Social Science elective
TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS
BAS in Christian Ministries
Christian Ministries Courses
Required Undergraduate Courses
Shared Undergraduate/Graduate Courses (6 hours)
MINS 5303 - Foundations of Spiritual Life
THEO 5313 - Applied Hermeneutics
Additional Upper-Level Electives Required*
TOTAL UNDERGRADUATE WITH SHARED HOURS REQUIRED
A 120-credit-hour minimum for a bachelor's degree is required. Students must complete all Undergraduate hours and shared undergraduate/graduate hours prior to enrolling for remaining Graduate hours.
In order to satisfy the “Undergraduate only” portion of an accelerated degree plan, sufficient lower-level and upper-level elective hours must be taken to complete the minimum number of Undergraduate credit hours required for each specific accelerated degree.
As part of this accelerated degree plan, 6 shared Graduate hours will be counted toward a minimum of 42 upper-level Undergraduate credit hours required for all bachelor’s degrees.
REMAINING GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS
credit hours (Ma)
MINS 5302 - Ministry Research and Writing Across Media
MINS 6305 - Ministry Mentorship (S-L)
THEO 6305 - Christian History and Heritage
Program Specific Courses
MACM 5301 - Foundations of Christian Ministry
THEO 5307 - Old Testament Literature and Interpretation
THEO 5308 - New Testament Literature and Interpretation
MA in Christian Ministry Electives
Select three of the elective courses listed below from the MACM degree plan with approval of Academic Advisor.
Christian Ministry Courses
MACM 6303 - Conflict Resolution in Ministry
MACM 6307 - Christian Ministry Travel Study
MACM 6309 - Pastoral Care
Children's Ministry Courses
MACH 5312 - Ministry with Children
MACH 6311 - Early Childhood Ministry
MACH 6351 - Children and the Christian Faith
Christian Counseling Courses
MACC 6301 - Introduction to Christian Counseling
MACC 6302 - Abnormal Psychology
MACC 6303 - Christian Counseling Skills
MAEML 6301 - Christian Education in the Local Church
MAEML 6304 - Principles for Bible Teaching
MAEML 6307 - Business for Legal Administration for Ministry
Family Ministry Courses
COUN 6314 - Marriage and Family Counseling
MAFM 6316 - Faith Formation in the Life Stages
MAFM 6353 - Ministry to Families
Global Leadership Courses
MAGL 5330 - Introduction to Missiology
MAGL 5331 - Cross-Cultural Living and Ministry
MAGL 5341 - Global Christianity
MAIS 5303 - Christian Perspectives on Global Religion and Worldviews (S-L)
Theological Studies Courses
THEO 5310 - The Gospels
THEO 5321 - The Early Life and Letters of Paul
THEO 5322 - The Later Life and Letters of Paul
THEO 6322 - Old Testament Readings: Pentateuch
THEO 6360 - Biblical Preaching
Worship Studies Courses
WORS 5307 - The History of Worship Song
WORS 5309 - Worship Life: Education and Administration
WORS 6316 - Worship Theology for Contemporary Ministry
WORS 6326 - Worship Praxis II: Worship Media: Technology and Production
WORS 6329 - Worship Praxis V: Worship Leader Travel Study
TOTAL ADDITIONAL GRADUATE HOURS REQUIRED
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR ACCELERATED DEGREE
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.
Students must successfully complete PRST 3301 within the first term.
(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
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.
Refer to course descriptions for course requisites.