School of Theology & Christian Ministry

Online Master of Arts in Christian Ministry

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The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM), a professional degree preparing students for pastoral ministry, is offered 100% online. Approved by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), the MACM is delivered by the same faculty members who teach our residential classes. The goals for online courses are no different from those who participate in our residential programs: to deliver the highest quality, fully accredited courses in bible, theology, church history, and pastoral ministry to students preparing for or already engaged in ministry.


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The Rev. Gene Worline ’10 says of his online experience, "The learning that took place across the internet was top rate, delivered by quality faculty who are actively involved in local church ministry settings. This degree widened my perspective and introduced me to other students from across the country in a variety of ministries."

To learn more about our specializations or gather program details, contact Dr. Gary Agee, online advisor, at or (765) 641-4524.

For admissions, scholarship, or financial aid questions, contact the Office of Adult and Graduate Studies at or by telephone at (765) 641-4526.

The purpose of the Online Master of Arts in Christian Ministry degree is to provide a basic understanding of theological disciplines for those currently involved in professional ministry within the life of the church or faith community.

This 48-hour program is offered 100% online. Students do most of their coursework on their own schedule. The Anderson University School of Theology and Christian Ministry has scheduled courses in such a way that students can complete this degree in three years. Students may take one to three courses each semester.

This online degree has specializations in:

  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Student Ministry
  • Preaching

See the goals and objectives of this program in the current Anderson University School of Theology and Christian Ministry Graduate Catalog.