Master of Arts

Bible and book on table


The Master of Arts (MA) in Ministry is a 30-hour program designed for church members, pastoral staff, and others in the ministry who desire to enhance their knowledge of the Bible and ministry skills. Consisting of 10, 3-credit courses, the MA in Ministry is a great standalone program for someone looking to further their knowledge of the Bible. It may also be fully applied to the Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree. Even if you were thinking about doing an MDiv, we would encourage you to take the first 10 courses at this highly-reduced tuition rate of $99 per credit hour.

"I found Carolina University’s program to be the perfect fit for my busy life as an active duty Air Force instructor pilot, wife and mother of three. The program was extremely affordable, and the unique format allowed me to learn in a local classroom setting at a pace that was reasonable. The mixed online/in-person format is extremely effective. I would highly recommend this degree to anyone seeking to further their theological and biblical knowledge, whether it is for personal growth or pursuing further education in ministry."

Tamara Barlette

Co-Founder of Athena's Voice and Lieutenant Colonel, US Air Force (Ret)

Tamara Barlette


  • Defend a biblical worldview using the basic tenets of Christian theology
  • Preach/teach hermeneutically sound messages and Bible lessons
  • Utilize modern technology to enhance ministry effectiveness
  • Communicate the message of the Gospel to our culture and cross culturally