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Program Details

At Dallas Baptist University the Master of Arts in Student Ministry will provide students with a solid foundation to enter the field of student ministry. This 42 credit hours program consists of several different areas. Core courses will consist of 18 credit hours, another 18 credit hours will come from student ministry requirements, 3 credit hours from student ministry service-learning, and the final 3 credit hours from student ministry electives.

Students will encounter a mix of academic training accompanied with the practical classroom training that will be focused on contemporary student ministry practice. This will give students the foundation they need in a biblical leadership basics.

Students will work hard to develop their foundational knowledge of the Bible content and be able to interpret it. The classes in the curriculum will help them develop their leadership skills so that they are able to minister to students in a contemporary culture. Additionally they will expand on their leadership skills so that they can effectively lead not only individuals but also group.

Graduates will go on to to lead a very rewarding and fulfilling career in student ministry. They will find themselves ministering to not just students but also their families in some very contemporary cultural settings.


Basic Old Testament
Basic New Testament
One upper level course in Religion or Theology

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges