Discover the tools to make a more fruitful ministry for His Kingdom through Southeastern University’s online Master of Arts in Ministerial Leadership.

Study the scriptures in their socio-cultural and literary contexts and learn to preach the Gospel, not just with words, but also with a lifestyle that leads by example. Our online master of ministry will teach you to better understand how ethics, creativity, motivation and vision work together to create a thriving ministry. Whether your goal is to improve your current ministry or pursue a different path as a pastor, minister, missionary or parachurch ministry leader, the master’s in ministry online program will prepare you to partner with the Holy Spirit in teaching others about the Bible and in leading them in their pursuit of faith.

With theology and ministry being the foundation of our university, you’ll have the honor of being led by faculty who succeed in ministry and academics. They have earned their solid reputation by staying true to academic excellence, outstanding teaching and uncompromising Christian faith.


Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. The School of Divinity, which encompasses all of our graduate degrees, holds Associate Membership in the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and is in the process of receiving full accreditation from the ATS.

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Courses and Requirements

A total of 36 credits allows you to explore Christian studies and expand your ministerial leadership skills.

Students who wish to enroll in Southeastern University’s master’s in ministerial leadership online program must have:

  1. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution

Courses required to complete the program.

Earn your degree faster by transferring your credits

How to Apply

When applying to SEU’s online master of ministry, you will need to complete or submit the following:

  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts from a regionally accredited college or university
  • A research writing sample
  • Two academic or professional references
  • A Christian character assessment

Tuition and Fees

Component Cost Total*
Tuition $495 per credit hour $17,820
Technology Fee $150 per semester $600
General Student Fee $150 per semester $600
Totals $19,020

Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Fees are charged per semester unless otherwise noted. This program takes an estimated three to four semesters to complete, depending on transfer credits. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 866.858.6290 or request more information.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $5,500.

Financial Aid

At SEU, we want to help make your online education even more affordable, so we offer a variety of financial aid options.

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Career Outcomes

Our master’s in ministry online program provides you with the necessary skills to pursue several career paths, including:

  • Associate Pastor
  • Campus Pastor
  • Church Planter
  • Parachurch Leader
  • Overseas Missionary

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Benefits of Learning Online

By studying online with SEU, you’ll experience the luxury of being able to complete your course work during your own time, wherever you may be.

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