BA/BS in Christian Studies/MA in Education Ministry Leadership
The joint BA/BS in Christian Studies/MA in Education Ministry Leadership degree plan prepares students for careers in church-related vocations, providing a seamless interface between undergraduate and graduate degrees. Through Christ-centered higher education, students prepare to work as leaders in local church ministry—serving in roles such as ministers of education, ministers of adults, ministers of youth, ministers of business administration, ministers of missions, and more.
credit hours (ba)
credit hours (bS)
Developing A Christian Mind
Foundations for Excellence
Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
Social Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
Total General Studies Hours
BA/BS in Christian Studies
Shared Undergraduate/Graduate Courses
MINS 5303 - Foundations of Spiritual Life
THEO 5313 - Applied Hermeneutics
Electives with Concentration in Education Ministry or Concentration in Christian Leadership:
Electives with Concentration in Music Ministry:
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 36 upper-level Undergraduate credit hours required for all bachelor’s degrees.
REMAINING GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS
credit hours (Ma)
MA in Education Ministry Leadership Courses
*MA in Education Ministry Leadership Focus Concentrations
Christian School Leadership
Communication in Ministry
Discipleship in Ministry
Small Group Ministry
General Studies in Ministry
TOTAL ADDITIONAL GRADUATE HOURS REQUIRED
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR ACCELERATED DEGREE
Note: Church Membership Requirement (for Admission into the Master’s Ministry Degrees, Advanced Ministry Certificate Programs, EDD in Educational Leadership—all concentrations, and PHD in Leadership Studies’ Ministry Concentration): 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.
(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.