Master of Christian MinistryOffered online through a 37-hour program in the School of Religion and Philosophy, the MCM can be completed in 18 months or less. The program is designed for students new to Wayland or those who have already completed some graduate coursework at a WBU physical campus. All the courses required for the degree are available online.
The Master of Christian Ministry degree helps prepare students for ministry in the churches or church-related fields of ministry. This degree permits students to focus on the practical courses in the graduate curriculum and does not require a thesis. There is a comprehensive written exam at the end of the program.
Prospective students must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. Students who have not taken the following undergraduate courses must do so before taking graduate courses:
RLGN 1301--Old Testament History
RLGN 1302--New Testament History
Additionally, MCM students must take as part of their graduate studies the following courses if they did not take those undergraduate courses that cover similar material:
RLGN 5314--Biblical Interpretation
RLGN 5315--Christian Ministry
RLGN 5346--Christian Theology
and either RLGN 5307--Church History or RLGN 5325--Historical Theology
Students desiring to enter the graduate program must submit the following documents:
The degree requires five RLGN courses, two RLED courses, five electives, and a 1-hour comprehensive exam. The MCM core consists of five courses: one each from Old Testament, New Testament, Theology, Praxis, and Religious Education. The following courses, listed by categories, will be offered in any given 18-month period