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MA in Ministry Studies

Prepare for ministry wherever God calls you

When you earn your Master of Arts in Ministry Studies from Moody Bible Institute, you’ll be uniquely equipped for your specific field of ministry. Learn from professors with practical and academic experience. You can develop as an effective leader, ready and able to serve God’s people. Combine your base core of six biblical and theological classes with your choice of six electives for an emphasis that serves your specific calling.

Church Internship or Residency Program Option

Moody is now offering the MAMS as an academic resource for churches. This degree has proven a valuable experience for participating churches, allowing all 36 credits to be taken online and in a unique learning cohort! If you are interested in offering the MAMS to your interns, please email

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Your Ministry Studies program

As you study, you’ll:

  • Dive into the specifics of your unique field of ministry
  • Gain a broad understanding of Old and New Testament history, literature, and theology
  • Learn proper and effective ways to communicate biblical truth
  • Engage in critical and constructive study of systematic theology
  • Take an in-depth look at church history and culture


  • Christian Counseling

Financial Aid

A Moody seminary education is easier than ever to afford at $539 per credit hour (price subject to change per academic year). Our scholarships and payment plans help you even more by defraying the cost of tuition and spreading out your financial obligations over time. Some students may also be able to receive advanced standing credit and finish the program in fewer semesters. 

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