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Master of Arts in Management and Master of Arts in Student Ministry Dual Degree Program

Richard Nassar, M.A. in Management Program Director
Dwayne Ulmer, Ed.D., M.A. Student Ministry Program Director

The role of the student ministry leader continues to grow in complexity, heightening the need to blend theological knowledge, specialized student ministry training, and business management theory and application. Student ministers will pursue these degrees to gain the skills and competencies needed for effective church and parachurch leadership in areas such as student ministry or church planting.


In order to pursue a Dual Master's Degree program, the applicant must apply to, meet the existing admission requirements for, and be accepted into each of the master's degrees which comprise the dual degree program.


Prerequisite course work must be satisfied for both degree programs.

  1. M.A. in Management prerequisites: 4.5 hours at the 5000-level or 9 hours at the undergraduate level
  2. M.A. in Student Ministry prerequisites (9 hours): Old Testament Survey or THEO 5307 Old Testament Literature and Interpretation; New Testament Survey or THEO 5308 New Testament Literature and Interpretation; 3000/4000 Level Religion Course or 5000/6000 Level Theology Course
Program Continuance:

Continuance in the M.A. in Management program past the first twelve hours is pending submission of a satisfactory score Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®).

Study Plan

  • 30 hrs
    Specialized Preparation for M.A. in Management
  • 30 hrs
    Specialized Preparation M.A. in Student Ministry
  • 60 hrs
    Total Dual Degree

M.A. in Management

(30 hours)

And select two courses from M.A. in Management concentrations with approval of M.A. in Management Academic Advisor.

M.A. in Student Ministry

(30 hours)

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