The Master of Ministry is a 36-hour program that seeks to enhance the service and leadership of persons who are engaged in ministry. MM students may specialize in Biblical Studies, History of Biblical Interpretation and Theology, Homiletics and Ministerial Care, or Ministerial Counseling.

MMin Curriculum (36 hours)

Each student will be required to complete a total of 36 hours for the Master of Ministry. This is composed of six major divisions: General Course Requirements, Introduction to Graduate Studies, a Major area, a Minor area, Electives, and a Practicum. All five divisions must be completed for graduation.


1. General Course Requirements (6 hours)

Every student will take MN500 Introduction to GraduateĀ Studies (3 hours) and one Biblical Studies course (i.e., courses that begin with the prefix NT or OT). Every student will take MN 500 within the first 9 hours of graduate studies. This class introduces the student to HCU, the embodiment of the Mission Statement, and what is expected from students in the Masterā€™s degree programs.


2. Major Area (12 hours)

Every student will choose a major area (see Planning Your Program above) in one of the following:

  • Ministerial Counseling
  • Homiletics/Ministerial Care
  • History of Biblical Interpretation and Theology
  • BiblicalStudies

3. Minor Area (6 hours)

Every student will choose a minor concentration (see Planning Your Program above) in:

  • Ministerial Counseling
  • Homiletics/Ministerial Care
  • History of Biblical Interpretation and Theology
  • BiblicalStudies

4. Electives (12 hours)

Every student is free to take elective classes, choosing from any of the courses offered through the graduate program at HCU.