Master of Ministry Administration

The Master of Ministry Administration program prepares new students and experienced professionals with the skills required to effectively lead, oversee, and manage a faith-based organization. The program is offered both as a 15-credit certificate and a 33-credit master’s degree which incorporates all the certificate coursework.

The program can be completed in one year by a full-time student or two to three years part-time.  The program is delivered over 12 week terms with courses offered twelve months a year.  A student may start the program in any term.

Admission.  For admission to either the certificate or degree program in Ministry Administration, students must meet the admission requirements established by the Graduate School, including:

  1. Completed Master of Ministry Administration application and the Chapel
    application fee.
  2. An essay indicating how the program meets professional goals of the applicant.
  3. Two letters of recommendation.
  4. A current resume
  5. Official transcripts sent directly from all undergraduate institutions attended indicating a GPA of at least 3.0.
  6. For non-native English-speaking students, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), IELTS, or INTERLINK.

Exceptions to these requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

The Ministry Administration programs are undergoing revision, with anticipated offerings beginning in Spring, 2014 under the designation of Ministry Leadership and Administration. These changes are reflected in the tentative courses and curricula listed below.

Certificate in Ministry Leadership and Administration

MMA 560 Role of Business in Faith-based Organization   3 cr
MMA 561 Philanthropy & Fund-raising  3 cr
MMA 562 Employment Law & Governance 3 cr
MMA 563 Leadership and Managing People  3 cr
MMA 564 Financial Management  3 cr








Master in Ministry Leadership and Administration

MMA 660 Strategic Leadership        3 cr
MMA 661 Project Management      3 cr
MMA 662 Managing Information for Decision Making 3 cr
MMA 663 Quality Management      3 cr
Choose two of the Following:  
MMA 687/692 Internship/Integrative Project 3 cr
Approved elective from Health Administration or Ministry Administration               3 cr
Approved elective from Lutheran School of Theology Chicago 3 cr



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