Start Date: 1/22/2019
Admission Deadline: 1/07/2019
Start Date: 3/05/19
Admission Deadline: 2/18/19

Program Overview

Curriculum / Courses

  • + MIN 501 -Program Seminar
  • Explores the necessary aspects of successful graduate level course work, including methods of quality research and use of credible sources. Development of critical thinking and analysis of issues from a biblical worldview perspective will be explored by engaging specific areas of culture (arts, media, politics, sports, etc.) in order to assess, critique, evaluate and formulate a holistic Christian viewpoint.
  • + BIB 525 -Galatians & Romans
  • Explores Pauline theology by way of an in-depth study of the Apostle Paul's letters to the Galatians and Romans. Consideration will be given to theological questions generated by the New Perspective on Paul and relevant concerns of Dispensational Theology.
  • + MIN 515 -Communicating for Transformation
  • An analysis of the skills, resources, methods, and spiritual dynamics for effective Bible teaching. It will explore principles and creative practices of communicating GodÕs Word with relevant audience-sensitive skills in a variety of ministry contexts.
  • + MIN 530 -Transformational Leadership
  • This course introduces students to the biblical foundations, principles, and practices of effective leadership. Students will further develop personal leadership skills, as well as create a working model of how to inspire change within a variety of ministry settings.
  • + MIN 540 -Ministry & Culture
  • Provides students with a foundation for doing ministry in ways that are relevant, appropriate, and culturally sensitive. It includes exposure to global and domestic trends and their implications for ministry, as well as an examination of the validity of traditional and emerging models for ministry & mission.
  • + HUM 550 -Dynamics of Counseling
  • Offers theological, psychological, and practical perspectives on the care of others. It includes analysis and application of principles related to beginning counseling skills, as well as an exploration of the strengths and challenges the student brings to the counseling process.
  • + MIN 545 -Leading with Cultural Intelligence
  • Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Ð the capability to function effectively in a variety of cultural contexts. Students will examine literature and perspectives from the fields of anthropology, sociality, and organizational leadership, as well as study cultural engagement in light of the biblical narrative.
  • + MIN 550 -Practical Application of Pauline Theology
  • A study of Pauline theology with an emphasis on practical theology for spiritual formation, church practice, evangelism, and the mission of the church. Attention will be given to current trends in Pauline theology, as well as the importance of PaulÕs letters for dispensational theology.
  • + BIB 540 -Isaiah
  • Explores the historical circumstances, literary features and theology of the book of Isaiah. Attention will be given to contemporary approaches to the book and use of the book in the New Testament.
  • + THE 540 -Contemporary Theology Perspectives
  • This course is designed to equip the student to respond biblically to a range of theological issues facing the 21st century church. Issues include (but are not limited to): soteriology, biblical interpretation & authority, and the emergent/missional church.
  • + THE 560 -Studies in Dispensational Theology
  • Presents the student with an intensive summary of the historic theological position of Grace Christian University, including critical examination and evaluation of the biblical, theological, and practical interests of dispensational theology.
  • + MIN 590 -MA Thesis
  • The aim of the Ministry Thesis is to provide students with a self-directed course of study that will enrich their ministry as well as the ministries of those in the graduate online community. Each thesis will have a biblical, theological, and practical component.



  • Pastor
  • Missionaries
  • Para-church Ministry
  • Small Business
  • Worship Leaders
  • Urban Ministry
  • Helping Professions
  • Camping Ministry
  • Non-profit Leadership
  • Church Planters

Admission Requirements:

  • Admissions Application: Free to Apply
  • Official Transcripts: Submit from all prior colleges where the student received an undergraduate degree and if they wish to transfer college credits.
  • Two References: You will need to submit the name, phone number, and email address for a Pastoral Reference and an Academic/Professional Reference. These individuals will be contacted by your enrollment counselor during the admissions process.
  • Writing Sample: To ensure that students are adequately prepared for graduate level work, we ask that you submit a sample of your academic writing as part of your application for admission. You may submit a piece of writing from your undergraduate work, or you may elect to develop an essay specifically for this admissions requirement.


20 months to complete

Each individual student’s length of program may vary depending on transfer credits accepted. An official education plan will be completed upon receiving official transcripts from prior colleges.



  • 36 credit hours



Graduating Godly Individuals Prepared to Serve Christ in Church and Society.


Bible Centered

Grace Theology

Ministry Focused

Transformational Relationships


To be a vibrant University exalting Jesus Christ, preparing culturally intelligent students for diverse careers in the global marketplace.


 A statement of the doctrinal position to which the Board, Administration, and Faculty of Grace Christian University are committed.

I initially chose Grace because of how close it was to home and how inexpensive it was. The reason I chose to stay, however, was because of the great people that make Grace an amazing experience. All of the professors that I’ve had really took time to care for me and pave the way towards success in education and in the development of my faith. It feels like a family being here. 

Sergio Campos, Student

- Professors Took Time for Me