The Master of Arts in Youth and Young Adult Ministry program is designed to equip men and women with competencies needed for an effective ministry to youth and young adults. The program is focused on teaching students how to disciple youth and young adults and to prepare professionals for vocations such as a youth pastor, dormitory dean, guidance counselor, college or academy chaplain, conference youth director or local church youth leader.
This 48-credit program can typically be completed by fulltime students in two years.
Prospective students must submit their applications by the dates listed below.
Fall (August - December): July 15
Spring (January - May): November 15
Summer Session 1 (May - June): April 1
Summer Session 2 (June - July): May 1
Summer Session 3 (July - August): June 1
POINTS OF DISTINCTION
Accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and by the Adventist Accrediting Association.
Focused on preparing individuals for ministry in various contexts, including campus chaplaincy.
Small classes and favorable student–professor ratio.
A bachelors degree (or non-U.S. equivalent) from an accredited institution and a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 (applicants with lower GPA may be admitted upon consideration of the composite profile).
Three Recommendations: two from professors and one from a church official or recent employer.
Resume describing employment, research or special projects.
Statement of Purpose reflecting your family and religious development, sense of calling to ministry, experience in church work, and future goals in relation to the MAYYAM program.
TOEFL, IELTS or PTE (academic): Students whose language of education is not English must submit English proficiency test scores.
Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire (16PF). No longer required for applications after summer 2020.