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Master of Arts: Family Ministry

The M.A. in Family Ministry is a two-year program providing a broad and powerful education for specialized ministry in the local church. This program focuses on ministry to the entire family in today's culture and the local church. It is designed for students who have significant undergraduate preparation in religion/ministry.

The first year provides a traditional classroom-based education. During the second year, the student engages in a mentored ministry in a full-time capacity, coming back to Olivet for several one-week intensive courses called modules.

The program draws strength from leading experts in the fields of children, youth and family ministry who come to campus for face-to-face teaching, encounters, networking and learning with our students. These experts with our own experienced residential faculty - with more than 60 years of highly successful experience in children and youth ministry - makes Olivet's M.A. in Family Ministry a powerful educational experience that will launch the student into a satisfying career of service for our Lord to today's families.


On-Site & Distance Learning (online, video conference, one-week intensive, and on-site options)
Program Length
2 years
Credit Hours
Start Dates

Total Cost

Tuition per Credit Hour


Program Features

A two-year program with a specialized focus on ministry to the whole family, including children and youth. First year in on-site courses, with distance-learning options available. Second year in a mentored ministry in the local church.