Ministry

Master of Arts

Bible and book on table

Overview

The Master of Arts (MA) in Ministry is a 30-hour program designed for church members, pastoral staff, and others in the ministry who desire to enhance their knowledge of the Bible and ministry skills. Consisting of 10, 3-credit courses, the MA in Ministry is a great standalone program for someone looking to further their knowledge of the Bible. It may also be fully applied to the Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree. To see a comparison between the two programs, click on the file below to download the infographic. Even if you were thinking about doing an MDiv, we would encourage you to take the first 10 courses at this highly-reduced tuition rate of $99 per credit hour.

"I found Piedmont International University’s e4 program to be the perfect fit for my busy life as an active duty Air Force instructor pilot, wife and mother of three. The program was extremely affordable, and the unique format allowed me to learn in a local classroom setting at a pace that was reasonable. The mixed online/in-person format is extremely effective. I would highly recommend this degree to anyone seeking to further their theological and biblical knowledge, whether it is for personal growth or pursuing further education in ministry."

Tamara Barlette

Tamara Barlette

Objectives

Upon completion of the requirements, the graduate will be able to:

  • Defend a biblical worldview using the basic tenets of Christian theology
  • Preach/teach hermeneutically sound messages and Bible lessons
  • Utilize modern technology to enhance ministry effectiveness
  • Communicate the message of the Gospel to our culture and cross culturally