The purpose of the Online Master of Arts in Christian Ministry degree is to provide a basic understanding of theological disciplines for those in the practice of Christian ministry.
This 48-hour program is offered primarily via the Internet, and is designed for those currently serving in local congregations. Students do most of their coursework on their own schedule. The Anderson University School of Theology has scheduled courses in such a way that students can complete this degree in three years.
Each course includes an on-campus component requiring 10 hours of face-to-face interaction between the professor and all the students in the class. Students must attend all 10 hours of the on-campus component for each course.
Students may take one to three courses each semester. The on-campus component of all courses offered in a given semester occurs during the same week (typically the second week of the semester), so students make only one trip to campus per semester. Students are responsible for their own travel, lodging, and meals during the on-campus components.
This online degree has specializations in:
- Pastoral Ministry
- Student Ministry