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Graduate Programs

The college has a long history of training for ministry.

Programs continue to equip ministers for work with congregations, train teachers for religious instruction, and empower professionals for leadership roles with non-profit Christian organizations. Graduate studies with the college provide advanced theological learning primarily focused on practical ministry contexts.

  • Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts
    4+1 B.A. in Pastoral Leadership & M.A. in Pastoral Studies

    In today’s world, effective ministry involves more than just knowledge. The needs of those you serve are often complex and change over time. Enter the world of ministry with more training and experience than a standard ministry program. Through this cost-effective and convenient pathway, you will earn both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees while in residence at Lipscomb University.

  • Master of Arts Christian Ministry, Certificate
    Christian Ministry

    Whether you are experienced in ministry or just starting out on the adventure, the MACM provides a good toolkit for your work and enhances your pastoral presence and leadership. We'll teach you how to apply theological principles and minister to those that need you the most.

  • Master of Arts Christian Ministry
    Christian Ministry (LIFE)

    Study and practice the pastoral arts in the unique environment of the Debra K. Johnson Rehabilitation Center in Nashville. The MACM (LIFE) degree combines ‘outside’ and ‘inside’ students into one learning community.

  • Doctor of Ministry
    Doctor of Ministry

    As a terminal degree in our field, the D.Min. is best understood as a professional doctorate for ministry practitioners. Be challenged in your own formational journey as a leader of your community and contribute a meaningful resource to the world of the church through your original research focused on the practices of ministry.

  • Master of Divinity
    Master of Divinity (M.Div.)

    Grow in your knowledge of Scripture and the theological traditions of Christianity across the world. Learn to share those resources with others in meaningful ways that support lives of faith in your community and engage the world around you. All the while you will undergo and appreciate your own personal formation as you learn to lead others in transformative change.

  • Master of Theological Studies
    Theological Studies

    Broaden your theological and historical knowledge within our Christian tradition. Develop reasoning skills that will prove useful in conversation and advanced academic studies. You'll also find it easier to advance your career within academia, ministry, or even Christian publishing.