Master of Arts in Leadership & Ministry


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Develop your leadership abilities for effective Christian service in Ambrose Seminary's Master of Arts program. Specialize in chaplaincy, next church (exploring the future of the church), preaching, or poverty studies. You'll be equipped to understand your vocation and identity in Christ, and to integrate the personal, theological and ministerial dimensions of your life.

This program fits in with your schedule and your goals. Choose from daytime, evening, online, modular [weekend and week-long] and hybrid [weekend and online] course options.

Study full time and finish in 2 years, or take it class by class: after 5 classes you have a certificate, at 10 you have a diploma, and at 20 you've completed the degree.

Program Streams

  • Preaching
  • The Next Church
  • Poverty Studies
  • Chaplaincy

Your Future

This is your career

Based on how you tailor your program, you’ll be prepared to serve in specialized ministries that will make the most of your gifts, calling, and education.

This is where you can go

  • Church-related ministries
  • Para-church professional ministries
  • Non-Profit agencies
  • Chaplaincy in a hospital, prison, or industrial setting


graduates employed in their field

Beyond the Classroom

Experience the joys, struggles, and lessons of ministry while working alongside and being mentored by seasoned practitioners. Internship is the best way to develop the skills and competencies that will make you a confident ministry professional.

Faculty & Staff

Mark Buchanan Associate Professor Pastoral Theology

Mark Buchanan, MA, MCA, BFA, BA

+1 (403) 410-2000 ext. 7907
Chair, Continuing Education and Pastoral Formation
Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology
Chair, Seminary Professional Master of Arts Programs

Terry Young, PhD, MDiv, BTh

+1 (403) 410-2000 ext. 7900
Chair, Seminary Professional Master of Arts Programs
Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology