Master of Arts in Christian Ministry

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The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry program prepares students to fulfill their mission to serve Jesus Christ through their vocations. The program is a reflection of Faulkner University’s effort to foster professional ministry based on a thorough understanding of the Christian principles and ethics that shape the university’s mission. This degree program empower students to serve people in various church ministries.

Program Objectives

The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry program provides a core curriculum with a strong Christian and biblical emphasis. The program is focused on preparing graduates for more effective service in the church and on providing a solid groundwork for continued training.

Program Design

The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry program requires 36 semester hours of coursework, with thesis and non-thesis options.  A supervised ministry practicum is required. To continue in the MACM program a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

MACM Course Requirements

Core MACM Courses – 21 semester hours (seven courses)
(Nine courses for students without undergraduate Biblical Studies degrees)

Three semester-hour courses:
BI 5300 Introduction to Graduate Biblical Studies
BI 5301 Biblical Interpretation
BI 5305 Advanced Introduction to the Old Testament
BI 5306 Old Testament Theology
BI 5320 Advanced Introduction to the New Testament
BI 5321 New Testament Theology
BI 5353 Supervised Practice of Ministry

Zero semester-hour courses
Only for students without undergraduate Biblical Studies degrees:
BI 5002 Orientation to Biblical Literature
BI 5003 Orientation to Critical Studies

MACM Electives – 15 hours (five courses)

See KGST Catalog for course listings.
Students who choose thesis option take three content courses plus two thesis courses.

Comprehensive Examination

Zero semester-hours
BI 5090 MACM Comprehensive Examination

Admission Requirements

Prospective students who wish to enroll in the Master of Arts in Christian Ministry program must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Completed graduate application
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; you must provide transcripts from all institutions attended.
  • Three letters of recommendation with specific comments regarding the applicant’s academic work, professional experience and ability to successfully complete graduate study. At least one recommendation must be from a church leader.
  • A goals statement of at least 1000 words specifying personal goals and stating ways that the Master of Arts program at Faulkner University will contribute to those goals. Include in this goals statement: (1) background preparation for the degree; (2) basis for the choice of the KGST; (3) spiritual and academic goals; (4) impact of the degree sought on financiers and personal, employment, and family time. A student must obtain a score of 40 or above (out of 60 possible points) as partial qualification for admission.

A maximum of six semester hours can be transferred into the M.A. program from a regionally accredited institution. Transfer hours must be approved by the dean of biblical studies.

To Apply

  1. Submit a completed online application.
  2. Complete and print the Official Transcript Request form and submit it to all previously attended schools with the appropriate fee.
  3. Send all additional items via mail to:

Faulkner University
Attn: Graduate Enrollment
5345 Atlanta Hwy
Montgomery, AL 36109

Tuition and Fees

Spring 2019 – Summer 2020

Tuition $550 per semester hour
Eagle I Initiative Fee $100 per semester ($50 if 3 hours or less)
Registration Fee $120 per semester ($60 if 3 hours or less)
Online Course Fee $60 per semester hour
Emergency Response Fee $10 per semester, if at least one course is on campus
Applicable Course Fees see full tuition and fee schedule

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