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Master of Ministry

Ministry Training Designed for Your Busy Life

You want to make a difference for eternity. Faithfully shepherd your congregation. And reach the unsaved world with the gospel. But do you have all the tools you need to be most effective in your ministry?

Getting your online Master of Ministry from Pensacola Theological Seminary means you’ll learn from knowledgeable men of God, dedicated Bible scholars—without having to leave your current work.

Fast Facts

Credit Hours

per credit hour*

Time to finish**

Approximate Total Cost
Tuition and Fees*

*Prices are subject to change.
**You can finish in 19 months by taking two classes each semester. If you take one class each semester, you’d finish in just over three years and three months.

Your Unique-to-You Course of Study

Your Master of Ministry will give you the freedom to choose which classes will be most helpful to your ministry. There’s only one specifically required class! Then you pick the rest of your courses from different elective areas.

You’ll leave with a deepened love for and knowledge of the Bible, practical ways to make your ministry more effective, and a greater ability to defend sound doctrine.

Here’s the outline of your course requirements:

Doctrine and History of Preservation of the Text

1 New Testament Bible Elective

1 Old Testament Bible Elective

5 Master of Ministry Electives

2 Seminary Electives (Bible, Biblical Languages, Master of Ministry, Pastoral Theology, or Theology)

Flexible, Valuable Online Learning

For each 3-credit class, you’ll spend about

3 hours/week

watching class lectures pre-recorded live

6 hours/week

on studying and projects

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Admission Requirements

You won’t need…

  • an undergrad degree in Bible
  • GMAT or GRE test scores

You will need…

  • a bachelor’s degree
  • minimum 2.00 cumulative undergrad GPA
  • at least three years of ministry experience


When do classes start?

Classes start each spring, summer, and fall. To see start dates, take a look at the dates and deadlines page.

Are there deadlines for tests and projects?

You won’t have deadlines for tests. But you’ll have deadlines for papers and projects so your instructor can give you feedback before you turn in your next project. (If you’d like, you can work ahead and turn in projects early.)

Do I need a proctor?

Yes, you’ll need a proctor to administer and supervise the quizzes and tests for your online course. If you will be working on your courses in the United States, you can either use a live proctor or Examity online proctoring. If you will be taking quizzes or tests while outside of the United States, you must use Examity online proctoring. There is no charge to use Examity, which is a remote test proctoring service that allows you to take quizzes and tests from home at any time, day or night.

If you choose to use a live proctor, you must get the proctor approved before you can begin preregistration. The proctor must be a member of the local church pastoral staff (pastor, associate pastor, youth pastor); pastor’s wife; deacon; church secretary; or a member of the administration, faculty, or secretarial staff of a Christian school. Relatives, peers, GA’s or other students enrolled in online courses are not allowed to be proctors. Your proctor should be available throughout the term to proctor your tests, and you will need to plan your testing times around your proctor’s schedule. Tests will be administered online using the proctor’s computer.

The Online-Learning Office will also provide testing times for on-campus and town students. If you select this option, you will receive an e-mail with available testing times after you are registered for your course.

How long can I take to finish my degree?

You can finish your degree in under two years, but you’ll have up to seven years if you need it.

Can I transfer credits from somewhere else?

Up to three hours of approved graduate credit can be transferred to a PTS master’s degree.

Will my diploma specify that I earned this degree online?

No, your diploma will only say “Pensacola Theological Seminary.” Your online degree is no different from the same degree earned on campus.

Can I take a semester off between classes?

Feel free to take semesters off when you need to! You have seven years to finish.