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

The Master of Arts in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Youth Ministry is designed for those who have a passion for serving and helping youth achieve their greatest potential. Those seeking a career in church youth ministry typically work in conjunction with a pastor, and are focused on providing biblical guidance, as well as helping their young congregation grow personally and spiritually. Others in Youth Ministry work in para-church groups in collaboration with others in their organizational structure and often in conjunction with local church leaders. This youth ministry degree 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 Youth Ministry prepares students with biblical and theological knowledge and the practical application of that knowledge in leadership settings.This program focuses on learning to listen and guide youth through the most challenging part of their development. Coursework includes a study of spiritual growth and the major doctrines of the Christian faith including 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.

Our masters degree with an emphasis in Youth Ministry is ideal for those who are looking to minister and mentor todays youth. Through this degree you will study the techniques used in mentoring and providing pastoral ministry among youth.

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.