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Graduate Degrees

Master of Christian Ministry

The Master of Christian Ministry degree is designed for students who have a strong commitment to academic and professional excellence combined with a clear sense of call to serve the Lord in a Christian Ministry. It is a practical ministry degree that will help students explore ministry possibilities and inspire students to move beyond ordinary and routine methods of ministry toward innovative methods and ministries.


The degree program could be useful for students who desire to serve as a Minister/Pastor, a church planter or missionary, a Bible college professor, Christian media content creator, etc.


For a complete list of the program objectives and course descriptions click here.

Doctor of Ministry

The Doctor of Ministry degree is a professional doctoral degree designed to provide ministers with the opportunity to achieve the highest level of excellence in the practice of ministry as well as the ability to assist others in their discovery and practice of ministry. The degree is ideal for those students who possess a disciplined intellectual habit of study while at the same time serving in an active ministry position.


The degree program could be useful for students who serve as Senior Pastor, Team Leader, Church Strategy consultant, College professor, etc.


For a complete list of the program objectives and course descriptions click here.

  • When do classes start?
    The first class begins on August 14, 2023. Students can begin their program in the Fall Semester (Aug. 14, 2023) or in the Spring Semester (Jan. 16, 2024). Click here for a complete Graduate Academic Calendar for 2023/2024.
  • Can I study online?
    The graduate programs are offered in a hybrid format, with much of the instruction taking place online. Online components will include Zoom meetings, online forums, and both asynchronous and synchronous content. Each semester (twice a year) students will be required to attend a week of in-person activities on campus. This week will include research opportunities, keynote presentations from professors on significant issues, as well as student presentations of written compositions.
  • How long is each course?
    Each course takes 8 weeks to complete. Students will only take one course per 8 week session. There will be one week off before the next course begins.
  • How long is the full degree program?
    Both the Master and Doctoral programs have 10 courses. The traditional format of two semesters per year, with two courses per semester would require two and half years to complete the degree. However, there is an accelerated format that would include an 8 week summer session. If a student takes two courses in the Fall Semester, two courses in the Spring Semester, and one course in the Summer session, the full degree program can be completed in two years.
  • How much does it cost?
    Tuition and Fees (excluding textbooks) for each course is $957.50 for the Master of Christian Ministry degree, and $1,017.50 for the Doctor of Ministry degree. Click here for the total cost of the Master program and the Doctor program.
  • Do I have to pay the full amount when I register, or can I make monthly payments?
    Each course can be paid in two equal monthly payments, the first payment due before the course begins, and the second payment due 30 days later. Students will not be allowed to enroll in a course if they still owe from previous courses.
  • Are scholarships available?
    No in-house scholarships are currently available. However, students might find scholarships available from other sources, and students are certainly encouraged to ask their churches or ministries to help fund their further education.
  • How much do the textbooks cost?
    Textbook costs vary from course to course, but the average cost per course is $140.
  • What happens if I can’t finish a course? Can I get a refund?
    If after the second week of a course you realize you need to drop the course, you can be refunded one half of your first payment. However, after the second week of classes there is no refund available.
  • Can international students obtain an F-1 Student Visa to enroll in the graduate program?
    We have requested authorization from the Department of Homeland Security to include these programs in our approved list for F-1 visas. The request is currently being adjudicated by the DHS. As soon as approval is received we will be able to process I-20’s for the graduate programs. However, you may go ahead an apply to be accepted into the program now, but we will have to await approval from DHS before we can process an application for a Student Visa.
  • What if my Bachelor’s Degree is not from a Biblical or Theological institution? Can I still enroll in the Masters program?
    Yes, as long as you have an earned Bachelor’s Degree you can apply for admission to the Master of Christian Ministry program.
  • What if my Masters Degree is not from a Biblical or Theological institution? Can I still enroll in the DMin program?
    Yes, you can enroll in the DMin program on a conditional acceptance. However, you will be required to complete 12 hours of Biblical/Theological, or Ministry, plus 3 hours of Hebrew and 3 hours of Greek. These 18 hours of course requirements can be completed at Mid-South Christian College before beginning the Doctoral program courses.
  • Can I transfer credits from another graduate program?
    Yes, up to 50% of equivalent master’s or doctoral level course credits can be transferred into the appropriate degree program at Mid-South Christian College. However, in order for credits to be transferred the student must have obtained at least a B- grade in the course.
  • How much does it cost to apply and what are the admission requirements?
    There is no cost to apply! You will need to provide official transcripts of undergraduate and/or graduate course work. You will also need three references, a congregational endorsement, and a written essay. Click here to see the full admission requirements for the Master’s Degree or the Doctor of Ministry degree.
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