Change the World Through Ministry
Advance your ministry career and become a leader in the church.
Follow your calling with Bethel University’s online Master of Arts in Ministry degree. Designed for individuals who want to build a strong foundation for professional ministry, our online MA of Ministry degree program increases your biblical and theological understanding to help you provide Christ-centered leadership in the contemporary world.
Bethel’s ministry curriculum covers relevant topics such as spiritual formation, Biblical interpretation, systematic theology, multicultural ministry, and more. Our program is unique in its emphasis on biblical literacy. We require a wide range of Bible courses, allowing you to become proficient in biblical texts. In addition, our elective options allow you the opportunity to tailor your course of study to meet your personal career goals. If you wish to pursue further study, our Master of Arts in Ministry degree is structured to easily allow you to transition into our Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS) program. Those who wish to directly begin work are well prepared for positions of pastoral ministry and other Christian leadership opportunities.
Our online ministry program offers the ultimate flexibility for working adults. With six start dates per year, you’ll have the opportunity to complete your degree at your own pace. The program can be completed in as little as one year.
Accreditation & Memberships
Bethel University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to grant bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The Higher Learning Commission is one of six regional accrediting agencies in the United States. Institutional accreditation evaluates an entire institution and accredits it as a whole. Bethel is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
*Transfer graduate-level credit must be petitioned with department for approval.