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Master's Degree

Specialized Ministry


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 degree and concentration.  

Some examples of degree concentrations include
(but are not limited to):


Faith-Based Non-Profit Leadership

Faith-Based Community Development

Faith-Based Education

Spiritual Formation

The 30 credit hour course of study includes:

Tutorial Course Experience

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

Ministry Experience may be applied to the Tutorial Course requirements following an evaluation of those experiences.

Capstone Course Experience

Three 6-credit hour courses:

Capstone Research I 

Capstone Research II

Capstone Paper

Round Library


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


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


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

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