St. Mary's Seminary & University

Master of Arts in Christian Ministries (MACM)


The Master of Arts in Christian Ministries (MACM) is designed to equip persons for a competent ministry in congregational or other settings. Students take foundational studies, a ministry emphasis, and engage in integration and contextual study including a capstone ministry project in the course Ministry in Context.

Degree Learning Outcomes

This program of preparation includes not only intellectual but also ministerial and spiritual elements. In developing the understanding and skills necessary for ministry leadership, MACM graduates will be able to

The Curriculum

The curriculum of the Master of Arts in Christian Ministries program consists of the following components: 48 credits (16 three-credit courses) including seven foundational courses, three ministry integration courses, four ministry focus courses, and two electives.

Graduation Requirements

Graduation requirements for the Master of Arts in Christian Ministries are as follows:

Course Requirements

The following courses are required for the Master of Arts in Christian Ministries.

Foundational Courses (7 courses)

Ministry Integration Courses (9 credit hours ~ 3 courses)

Ministry Focus Courses (4 courses)

Students take four courses in a focused area of ministry, which is declared an Emphasis with approval of the Director of the M.A. in Christian Ministries. These courses are generally PT or SP. However, students may choose not to focus.

Electives (2 courses)

Any two courses in the curriculum