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Become a skillful and compassionate leader in ministry.

MASTER OF ARTS IN MINISTRY

Equip yourself with specialized knowledge and skills to have a more effective and meaningful impact.

Master of Arts in Ministry

ABOUT

Are you looking to upgrade your skills and have a more meaningful impact in ministry?

The Master of Arts in Ministry (MAM) degree equips you with the practical skills and knowledge necessary to lead and serve in a variety of settings, from congregations to non-profit organizations.

With a flexible curriculum that emphasizes real-world experience and hands-on learning, this program is perfect for those seeking to deepen their impact and effectiveness in ministry-related fields such as counseling, social work, or theology.

FAST-TRACK MASTERS

If a student has completed a Bachelor's degree from a similar institution to NEBCS in the areas of Bible, Theology, Ministry, Religious Education, Church History, or Biblical Counseling, they may complete a M.A. in as little as 30 credit hours.

WHY NEBCS?

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 Mentorship from Experienced Faculty

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Affordability

Our faculty members come from diverse and impressive academic and professional backgrounds. They include accomplished ministers, pastors, coaches, counselors, researchers, and published authors that can mentor you along your spiritual and professional journey. 

NEBCS is committed to making high-quality biblical education affordable and accessible to everyone who desires it. We offer low-cost tuition as well as generous financial aid and merit scholarships to make sure that no student is excluded from attending due to financial constraints.

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Flexibility

We provide flexible options for students with busy schedules to balance work, personal commitments and education. Choose how you want to attend classes, in-person or online, and take courses at your own pace. Check the learning formats section for more details.

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Internship Opportunity

The ministry internship requirement provides students with valuable real-world experience, professional networking opportunities, personal growth, and academic credit.

 

It is an essential step in preparing students to become effective and compassionate ministry professionals who can make a positive impact on their communities and the world.

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Small Class Size

Small classes provide excellent interaction with faculty and ministry professionals.

 

Our students experience individualized attention, greater participation and collaboration, improved academic performance, and a supportive learning environment.

 I had been teaching and mentoring women in my church for many years and felt the pull of the Holy Spirit to enter seminary and receive more formal training.

My time at NEBCS  gave me a wonderful opportunity to explore my own faith, my personal relationship with God and my call to ministry. Each professor played a unique and important role in my formation as a student and as a leader in my church and the Body of Christ. 

I can honestly say that without NEBCS my road to ministry would have been far more difficult to navigate.  I have been blessed by my education and by the many deep and abiding relationships that I formed during my years of stud

Deb Nadeau
Lifesource Women's Ministry

PROGRAM GOALS

  • Tdevelop a deep understanding of Scripture, theology, and Christian history.

  • To enhance students' ability to critically analyze and interpret theological texts.

  • To gain a comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices of ministry and develop practical ministry skills.

  • To develop leadership skills necessary to manage and lead a church or other ministry organization.

  • To explore different aspects of ministry, including pastoral care, counseling, missions, evangelism, and social justice.

  • To communicate Scripture and the Christian faith with clarity, conviction and authority.

  •  To perform graduate level theological research and writing.

WE PROVIDE

FLEXIBLE LEARNING FORMATS

FOR BUSY STUDENTS AND WORKING PROFESSINALS

IN-PERSON COURSES

Many courses are offered in-person, fostering an interactive learning environment and hands-on learning experience. 

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INDEPENDENT STUDY COURSES

Our independent study courses allow students to work one-on-one with a professor to complete a course at an agreed pace.

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ONLINE COURSES

All courses are also available synchronously via Zoom meetings for added convenience. Fully asynchronous classes coming soon!

Working from Home

ONE-AT-A-TIME COURSES

Students can also take courses one at a time without full-time enrollment requirements, allowing for a lighter workload

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Advance your education while maintaining your commitments and schedule.

What can I do with this degree?

The Master of Arts in Ministry equips graduates with the necessary knowledge, skills, and experience to pursue fulfilling careers in ministry that make a positive impact on their communities and the world.

Career paths can include:

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Ministry

Young Professor
Young Teacher

Education

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Non-Profit

Leadership

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Chaplaincy

Psychotherapy
Prayer Group

Counseling
& Social Work

Gain the necessary skills to make your ministry more effective and meaningful. 

Over the course of a few years, God's call upon my life for full-time ministry became unavoidable. 

Upon enrollment in NEBCS, my chief goal was to become a better student and handler of the Scriptures; to develop and hone my ability to understand and communicate the Truth with clarity and creativity. 

I found the classroom experience of NEBCS to be challenging and invigorating.  I was exposed to some great teaching by a staff of knowledgeable and dedicated men of integrity and character!

This served to inspire and direct me throughout my ministry.  

 

Russell Cotnoir
Retired Senior Pastor of Fayette Baptist Church

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following for admission:

  • Admissions application

  • Non-refundable application fee of $25.00

  • Minimum of two references, one of which must be from the applicant’s pastor, the other(s) from an employer, teacher, or mentor mailed directly to NEBC/GES. All references must be from non-family members.

  • Applicants may be asked to submit high school or college transcripts and/or test scores.

  • Applicants may be invited to interview prior to admission.

NEBCS has rolling admissions.

 

The recommended application submission date for all degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels is August 1 for the Fall Semester,  and December 15 for the Spring Semester.

TUITION, FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS

We offer low-cost tuition between $3,600-$8,200​ for master's degree programs.

 

We also offer generous financial aid and merit scholarships to ensure all students can attend, regardless of personal finances. If you sincerely desire to attend but are worried about the cost, please talk to one of our advisors.

TAKE THE NEXT STEP IN UPGRADING YOUR SKILLS AND ELEVATING YOUR MINISTRY!

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