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A Christ-centered education that comes to you.

At ACU, our nationally recognized online degree programs are designed for busy working adults just like you. Our programs are intentionally structured to allow you to balance work, life and other commitments. As a student of ACU Online, you are part of a vibrant, virtual, Christ-centered community.

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ACU’s Master of Arts in Christian Ministry is a flexible degree program designed to equip you for competent leadership in ministry fields such as youth and family ministry, children’s ministry and education ministry. This online Christian ministry degree is ideal if you’re looking to deepen your theological knowledge for a career outside ministry, such as in education or social service.



Online with optional residency

The master’s degree in ministry will help you tackle leadership challenges and prepare you for life-long service and success. With many elective hours, you are able to personalize your degree to match your particular ministry passions and interests in areas such as ministerial leadership, ministry and Bible, student and family ministry and spiritual formation. Our innovative online Christian ministry degree includes four one-week campus residencies; web-based course work mixed with face-to-face learning that creates an incredibly flexible educational experience.


48 hours

30 months


Biblical Exegesis

History of Christianity

Systematic Theology

Foundations of the Theology of Ministry

+ Outcomes

+ Admission Requirements

+ Accreditation

Upon completion, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the history of the Christian faith.
  • Obtain knowledge and skills related to a particular aspect of ministerial practice.
  • Integrate theological and theoretical concepts with concrete ministry situations.

To be considered for admission, students must:

  • Complete the online program application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.
  • Submit an official transcript of all previous colleges attended. The transcript must indicate an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university or equivalent.
  • Have a cumulative undergraduate approximate B average or above in the area of focus or related area and evidence of an overall productive GPA.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation.
  • Author a personal statement of interest.
  • Complete a writing assessment.

The Graduate School of Theology is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools, an organization of more than 250 graduate schools that conduct post-baccalaureate professional and academic degree programs to educate persons for the practice of ministry and for teaching and research in theological disciplines.

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