The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry degree at the George W. Truett Theological Seminary provides a basic foundation of study in biblical and theological disciplines, while also preparing students for ministry within and alongside the church. The degree consists of a minimum of 60 hours and normally requires at least two years of full-time study to complete.

The Association of Theological Schools has established that the purpose of the Master of Arts in Christian Ministry degree is "to equip persons for competent leadership in some form of specialized ministry in congregations and other settings."


To enable students to:
1. Develop an informed approach to the history, literature, and theology of the Old and New Testaments, recognizing the importance of Scripture for life and faith;
2. Understand the rich texture of the church's historic and confessional witness to the Gospel;
3. Articulate the concepts and practices associated with effective ministry in the 21st century;
4. Contextualize biblical, theological, and practical knowledge in a ministerial setting;
5. Nurture personal and communal spiritual formation as a foundation for a life of ministry;
6. Foster a commitment to lifelong learning through involvement in educative events outside the classroom proper.


• All applicants must have completed a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited college of university and meet the admissions requirements outlined in the Seminary catalog.
• A completed Truett Seminary application
• Ability to meet the financial requirements of the M.A.C.M.


Congregational Ministry
Congregational Ministry with an Emphasis in Children's Ministry
Congregational Ministry with an Emphasis in Youth/Student Ministry