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    Lee University
    Mar 03, 2024  
Lee University Catalog 2021-2022 
Lee University Catalog 2021-2022 [Archived Catalog]

School of Religion Graduate Studies in Christian Ministries

Terry L. Cross, Dean

Lisa M. Long, Director of Graduate Studies in Christian Ministries

The Master of Arts degree in Ministry Studies at Lee University provides a program of study that combines practical studies and practical ministry.  For those whose undergraduate degree focused on religious studies, this graduate program offers the opportunity to further the student’s knowledge and expertise.  For those whose undergraduate degree focused on disciplines other than religion, this graduate program can fill the missing pieces of the student’s education.  The Master of Arts in Ministry Studies will equip the student to be the leader in ministry that God has called and gifted the person to be.

The courses in this program are specifically designed to help the student understand the biblical and theological foundations of issues related to ministry in contemporary contexts and then to move beyond theory to the implementation of practical skills for successful vocational ministry.  The combination of superior education and ministry experience of the School of Religion faculty enable them to present a realistic approach to this union of theory and practice.  The modular design of this program offers convenient once-a-month course scheduling to better accommodate the busy schedules of working adults.  Our students are a diverse group comprised of women and men who range from recent graduates to experienced ministers.  The camaraderie between students and faculty, combined with discussion-based classes create an exciting learning environment that readily lends itself to ministry application.

The Master of Arts degree in Ministry Studies at Lee University offers four tracks:  Leadership Studies, Practical Theological Studies, Worship Studies, and Youth and Family Studies.  The degree includes 18 hours of common core courses and 18 hours of courses within each track.  The student’s learning experience will culminate in either a track-specific final project or internship.

The M.A. in Church Leadership and Administration is offered at SEBIPCA (Seminario Bíblico Pentecostal Centroamericano) in Guatemala ( It is essentially the M.A. in Ministry Studies in the Latin American context, and is available for students living in Central and South America.

More detailed program information can be found at:

Master of Arts, Ministry Studies (MINST.MA)  

The Master of Arts in Ministry Studies is also available online through the Division of Adult Learning.  For more information:  Master of Arts, Ministry Studies (Distance) (MINOL.MA)