Master of Missiology
Master of Missiology (Urban or Global Specializations)
The Master of Missiology is a two-year theological master's degree focused on Christian ministry in cross cultural contexts. Students complete core courses in theological and biblical studies or ministry foundations. They then may choose to concentrate on global or urban missions, or they may select a number of "I" courses that focus on urban studies, global missiology, intercultural understanding, and church planting.
The Master of Missiology Degree is a 49 hour master's degree that serves to equip, develop and train students for a competent and biblically contextual ministry in a cross-cultural context in either an urban or global setting. It is only offered at our Northern California campus.
The Master of Missiology equips students to:
- Exhibit an introductory graduate-level understanding of the Bible's content, contexts, structure, and message; and demonstrate the ability to conduct solid research with a goal of properly applying the Bible to modern life. (S1112, S1113, S1312, S1313, S2521)
- Demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the Christian historical, theological, and ethical frameworks commonly held in the believers' church tradition to sustain ministerial leadership to God's glory. (L1113, L1211, L1212)
- Affirm God’s calling and explore areas of spiritual formation and self-awareness appropriate for ministry leadership. (P1111, P1121, P1122)
- Understand theory and develop practical skills and proficient strategy to be effective in communicating and living the Gospel in ecclesiological, missional, and intercultural contexts. (I1113, I1211, I2316)
- Be able to define and converse competently with regard to cultural diversity, change, world view, multicultural ministry and worship and religious practices of the world. (Intercultural studies electives)
The Master of Missiology is designed for students who sense God’s call to be missionaries, missions pastors, lay missions leaders, evangelism pastors, church planters or community ministry leaders in local churches or nonprofit organizations.
An appropriate accredited bachelor’s degree or its equivalent is required.
The Master of Missiology is comprised of the basic theological and biblical “masters core” (24 hours) offered by the seminary with an additional 6 hours of ministry foundations, followed by 19 hours of Missiology/ Intercultural Studies courses.