Online-Hybrid Degree Plan

Master of Arts in Christian Ministry

Are you interested in pursuing graduate theological education, but are unable to attend a fully in-person program? The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM) is a professional degree designed to prepare men and women for specialized ordained and lay ministry. 

The MACM degree program is now offered in an online-hybrid format! This format is structured with online and retreat-based courses. This is a cohort model that allows students to form strong bonds with those who will be making this same transformational journey.

The MACM degree requires 48 semester hours. The online-hybrid format allows students to complete the degree program in 2.5 years. Students will take 9 credit hours each Fall and Spring term and 3 credit hours for one Summer term.

Semester  Credit Hours
Fall Term I 9 hrs
Spring Term I 9 hrs
Summer Term I* 3 hrs
Fall Term II 9 hrs
Spring Term II 9 hrs
Summer Term II* 9 hrs
Fall Term III 9 hrs
Total Hours for MA in Christian Ministry 48 hrs

*Only one summer term is needed

Course Delivery

The MACM online-hybrid format will consist of three course formats. The majority of courses will be virtual evening courses delivered via Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 – 8:30 pm. Along with the evening Zoom classes, one course a semester will be offered as a retreat-hybrid course. Retreat-hybrid courses are delivered fully online with the exception of one two/three day, in-person retreat. Retreats will be held at the University or a retreat center that is centrally located to the school and cohort members. The remaining course format will be one fully online summer course.

Term Course Format
Fall Terms (3)

2 Night Courses (Zoom)

1 Retreat Course (Hybrid)

Spring Terms (2)

2 Night Courses (Zoom)

1 Retreat Course (Hybrid)

Summer Term (1) 1 Online Course

MACM Online-Hybrid Curriculum

Semester Retreat Course (Hybrid) Night Course (Zoom)> Night Course (Zoom)>
Fall 2023 DIVI 1000 Introduction to Theological Education DIVI 1200 Old Testament I DIVI 2000 Church History I
Spring 2024 DIVI 5400 Pastoral Care DIVI 1201 Old Testament II DIVI 2200 Christian Theology
Summer*   Fully Online Spiritual Formation Course  
Fall 2024 DIVI 8040 Life and Work of the Minister DIVI 1100 New Testament I DIVI 2002 or 2003 Church History II
Spring 2025 DIVI 4000 Christian Worship DIVI 1101 New Testament II DIVI 5100 Congregational Leadership
Summer*   Fully Online Spiritual Formation Course  
Fall 2025 DIVI 9090 Senior Synthesis DIVI 4300 Ministry of Preaching DIVI 8050 Supervised Ministry

*Only one summer term is needed

This online-hybrid degree provides a foundation in the theological disciplines and specialized training in the area of Congregational Leadership. Throughout the curriculum, students are led to develop their spiritual lives and to engage in theological reflection and dialogue.

Transfer Information

Transfer students must have a 2.0 grade point average on all work completed and a 2.0 on work done at Campbell. Regardless of the number of credits eligible for transfer, the majority of credits toward the Master of Arts in Christian Ministry degree must be completed through instruction offered by Campbell University.


Learn More – Virtual Open House Opportunities

Join us for a virtual open house to learn more about the details and structure of the NEW MACM online-hybrid option! The virtual open house will also include information on how to apply and our generous scholarship assistance. Admissions staff will lead the sessions and will be available to answer questions. Daytime and evening virtual event options are available to maximize accessibility. To allow for as much personal interaction as possible, all information sessions will be conducted live via Zoom. Registered participants will be emailed a link to the session prior to the event. 

Virtual Open House Registration Form


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Campbell University Divinity School
Office of Admissions
(800) 334-4111, ext. 1830