Master of Arts in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Urban Ministry

The Master of Arts in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Urban Ministry is ideal for anyone with a heart for the city, who is interested in serving and ministering in urban locations. Inner cities can present a unique set of issues and circumstances; graduates of the urban ministry program are prepared to address these specific challenges and guide and council the members of this community. This program is also appropriate for those interested in working at a suburban church with an outreach to urban church counterparts, those who wish to work for a non-profit, or individuals interested in starting their own non-profit ministry in an urban setting. The Master of Arts in Urban Ministry degree program requires a total of 38 credits and may be taken online, or at one of our campus locations.

The MA in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Urban Ministry prepares students with biblical and theological knowledge and the practical application of that knowledge in leadership settings. Coursework includes a study of spiritual growth, the doctrines of revelation, God, humanity, and the world. Topics of study also include the theological structures and themes of the Old and New Testament historical and literary documents.

For those who are looking to lead in urban settings, our master's degree with an emphasis in Urban Ministry will examine how the church's mission expresses itself in an urban setting and the ethical implications of ministering in an urban setting.

This program is offered in the following formats or locations:


The dynamic capabilities of GCUs online curriculum offer considerable flexibility and convenience for career oriented professionals who are pursuing their educational goals. Full time faculty members, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Our small class sizes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Classes begin frequently.


The convenience of GCUs evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals. Evening classes meet once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom, filled with career minded individuals. Evening class sizes are kept small, providing a warm nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. Classes begin frequently at various locations.

Online and Evening program disclosures      

* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.