Master of Arts in Youth, Children and Family Ministry

The Master of Arts in Youth, Children and Family Ministry is an online degree program designed for women and men in ministry contexts both inside and outside the local church. Students in this program may work as associate, youth, children or family ministers, parachurch ministry directors, in other youth serving organizations, denominational offices, missions, and in urban or rural environments. Many students in this program serve in a ministry assignment during their studies. The degree is offered in a fully online environment and is typically completed one course at a time over the span of two years. To maximize contextualization, students in this program participate in a ministry mentoring relationship in their own ministry settings. Ministry mentors receive a small stipend for the support offered. Students in this program complete eight four-credit courses, plus two two-credit supervised ministry courses that must be completed near the end of the student's program, scheduled in consultation with the program coordinator.