This degree has been designed for ministers, missionaries, and others serving in specialized ministries.


Traditional seminary degrees are often
out of reach due to work, family, geography,
or finances.

Our degree is offered entirely online featuring
video-based micro-lectures, ZOOM video-conferencing, and tutorial formats.

The Diploma will list the approved specialized
course of study.

Some examples include
(but are not limited to):


Master in Institutional Ministry

Master in Faith-Based Non-Profit Leadership

Master in Faith-Based Community Development

Master in Faith-Based Education

Master in Health & Welfare Ministry

Faculty-Mentor Directed

The Faculty Mentor facilitates scheduled video conversations and participates in the portfolio preparation and examination.

Capstone Experience

Students journey through a series of research milestones to generate the final Capstone Project that addresses a Need or Opportunity in their ministry context.

Online and Flexible

Students set their own schedule and proceed at their own pace. Each course can be completed within 30 to 90 days.

Master's Degree

Specialized Ministry

Course of Study

The 60 credit hour course of study includes:

Four 3-credit hour courses:

Introduction to Graduate Studies

Tutorial I with a Faculty Mentor

in the area of Specialization

Tutorial II with a Faculty Mentor

in the area of Specialization

Tutorial III with a Faculty Mentor

in the area of Specialization


Capstone Experience

Three 6-credit hour courses

Capstone Research I

Capstone Research II

Capstone Paper

Ministry Experience can be applied to the course requirements following an evaluation of those experiences.