Youth Ministry Leadership

Master of Divinity

The M.Div. (Youth Ministry Leadership) provides you with specialized knowledge and skills to reach the next generation by evangelizing and discipling youth and their families through the power of Jesus Christ. It prepares you to serve as a youth worker in a church or para-church ministry or to equip others for youth ministry.


This program will equip you to:

  • Analyze and address current trends in adolescent culture
  • Develop and implement biblically-based strategies for youth ministry
  • Plan, lead, and evaluate ministry activities for youth and their families
  • Use a variety of communication methods appropriate to youth and their families
  • Evangelize and disciple youth and their families graciously and effectively

View academic requirements for the M.Div. in Youth Ministry Leadership in the Academic Catalog.

Locations Offered
On Campus
72 credit hours
Program Length
as few as 36 months

Admission Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts for highest earned degree and any master’s degree work
  • Church leader reference
  • Application Essay (800 words total, typed)
  • Minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA

Potential ministry opportunities for program graduates include:

  • Serving as a church youth pastor
  • Leading a campus ministry team
  • Leading a camp or retreat ministry team
  • Leading a wilderness or adventure education ministry team
  • Leading a team ministering to at-risk youth
See program details in the Academic Catalog.