Overview of the graduate degree.

The In-Ministry M.R.E. is a 31 credit hour program designed to help both professional and volunteer Christian workers, serving full time or as lay leaders, to upgrade their ministry skills and broaden their biblical and theological foundations for ministry. The degree program involves a core of required courses, as well as courses from one of the specified areas of ministry concentration.

In-Ministry Master of Religious Education

Core Studies

  • Introduction to Graduate Theological Education (1 credit hour)
  • Biblical Hermeneutics (3 credit hours)
  • Bible Elective (3 credit hours)
  • Systematic Theology 1 (3 credit hours)
  • Theology Elective (3 credit hours)

Available Areas of Concentration | Select One

  • Pastoral Ministries (12 credit hours)
  • Intercultural Ministries (12 credit hours)
  • Educational Ministries (12 credit hours)


  • Any Modules of Student Choice (6 credit hours)

Total Required Units: 31 Credit Hours