Southwestern College - Kansas

Southwestern College Professional Studies

Master of Arts in Specialized Ministries


100 College Street

Winfield, KS 67156

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.-Specialized Ministries

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The master of arts in specialized ministries (MASM) program is designed with an emphasis on youth and young adult ministry and is perfect for working or aspiring youth ministers called to lead others through the doctrines of Christian faith. This nondenominational program develops key ministry leadership skills and prepares those who minister to and promote spirituality among young people to practically apply core academic and theological principles in contemporary church settings. The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church will accept the Master of Arts in Specialized Ministry degree as the educational requirement for professional certification in Youth Ministry in the United Methodist Church. Those who have completed this degree – and have experience in youth ministry and meet the annual conference requirements – can be candidates for professional certification in youth ministry. The MASM program is available completely online.


Southwestern College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association, phone (312) 263-0456
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