2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jun 20, 2024  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVE]

Youth Ministry Leadership, MA


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs by College

Purpose and Objectives

The M.A. in Youth Ministry Leadership provides students with specialized knowledge and skills to reach the next generation by evangelizing and discipling youth and their families through the power of Jesus Christ and to equip others for youth ministry.

In addition to the mission statement and general objectives and requirements of a CBS degree, the objectives of the M.A. in Youth Ministry Leadership degree are to enable students to:

  • Articulate a biblical philosophy of ministry.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and ability to create a comprehensive one-year ministry program calendar.
  • Articulate how Jesus counseled people in Scripture and identify core strategies of how Jesus connected with individuals.

The MA in Youth Ministry Leadership is available fully online in an 8 week format or in a residential 16 week format.

Admission Requirements

  • Online application
  • Application fee
  • Affirm to be a Christian and agree with CIU’s Doctrinal Standard
  • Official transcript for highest earned degree and any master’s level credits earned with a minimum 2.5 GPA for the most recent degree obtained.
  • Essay (800 words total)
  • Church Leader Reference

Transfer Credit

Students may receive transfer credit for a maximum of two-thirds of the MA in Youth Ministry Leadership, subject to the provisions of CIU’s Transfer Credit Policy.

Dual Degree Credit

Students may apply credit from a previously completed graduate degree for a maximum of two-thirds of the MA in Youth Ministry Leadership. Students must satisfy all requirements for both degrees, including the integrative exercise or internship experience of each degree.

Time Limitation

The expected time limit for completing all the requirements for the MA in Youth Ministry Leadership degree is ten years, measured from the date a student begins coursework in the degree. Students may request that courses completed outside the expected limit be reviewed by the dean’s office on a case-by-case basis.

Completion Requirements

Students must satisfy the following requirements in order to graduate:

  • Complete all required hours of specified coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Complete the supervised ministry experience component of the MA in Youth Ministry Leadership degree.
  • Affirm CIU’s doctrinal statement.

Course of Study (36)


Full-Time Suggested Program of Study


Part-Time Suggested Program of Study (with summers)


Online Program of Study


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs by College