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Master of Ministry Degree [M.Min.]

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This program allows maximum flexibility in scheduling along with the practical application to current ministry situations. To allow maximum application of the courses, applicants must be active in ministry and must have completed three years ministry experience. Three M.Min. one-week modules are offered each year.

Learning Outcomes: Graduates of this program will be able to

  • demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the Word of God through expositional study,
  • offer a credible defense of sound doctrine,
  • integrate a greater understanding of Scripture into various ministry contexts,
  • evaluate current issues affecting ministry in light of biblical teaching, and
  • demonstrate through research and writing projects the ability to apply the Word of God practically in their area of ministry.

The class format of this program is one-week modules and distance learning, which offer the convenience of limited time away from ministry with an immediate, hands-on application to the home ministry.


The Master of Ministry curriculum has three phases.

  1. Bible content courses, one in Old Testament and one in New Testament, combined with TH 640 Doctrine and History of Preservation of the Text, provide the student with foundational concepts to strengthen his love for God’s Word.
  2. Master of Ministry courses, both practical and modular, provide the student with refreshing and revitalizing concepts that can be used effectively in current ministry.
  3. Additional seminary electives may be chosen to supplement M.Min. modules, allowing the student to gain advanced training in Bible content, theology, or pastoral training.

The flexibility this degree offers in its course requirements permits a student to tailor the requirements according to the needs of his ministry.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the General Admission Requirements, students must have completed at least three years of ministry experience and are not required to have majored in undergraduate-level Bible.

Residence Requirements

The Master of Ministry degree must be completed within 7 consecutive years. All courses may be completed via distance learning. Courses may also be taken on campus at the student’s convenience during one-week modules offered in January, May, or August; a summer session; or the fall or spring semesters.

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Graduation Requirements

The Master of Ministry degree is conferred on students who satisfactorily complete the course of study outlined in the catalog and the following requirements.

  1. Complete at least 30 credit hours, including all courses required for this program of study.
  2. Earn a 2.00 grade point average at Pensacola Theological Seminary and receive at least a “C-” in all courses.
  3. Complete the residence requirements at Pensacola Theological Seminary.
  4. Complete a Petition for Graduation form no later than registration for the first class of the summer of anticipated graduation or by the end of the drop/add period of the fall or spring semester of anticipated graduation or while on campus for the final module. (Graduation fees are assessed based on stated anticipated graduation date.)
  5. Settle all financial obligations to the Seminary.

All graduation requirements must be completed prior to participation in Commencement. If a student has completed the graduation requirements and is on campus, he must participate in Commencement.