Master of Arts in Youth Ministry

Master of Arts in Youth Ministry (MAYM)

Number of Credits: 48 

The Master of Arts and Youth Ministry (MAYM) is a two-year degree designed for those who are called to serve young people. The program specializes in the study and practice of youth ministry in urban contexts. Courses provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to engage in traditional youth ministry roles or lead innovative youth programs outside of religious institutions. The forty-eight-credit curriculum is designed for full-time study. Students complete a common core of courses in the Bible, theology, and church history, in addition to specialized courses in youth ministry. Students cover foundational competencies such as faith formation, adolescent development, sexuality, and pastoral care. They also gain competencies in strategies to address the most pressing cultural and systemic realities affecting urban youth. The classes emphasize practical applications of learning as well as theological reflection on the urban realities of young people.

Career Pathways

  • Youth Minister
  • Director of Youth Development Program
  • Director of Parachurch Youth Program

Program Chair

Dr. Tamara Henry, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean

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