Connect real life with real theology.

Our new Master of Ministry degree (MMin) is designed for individuals, either in new or continuing ministry, who seek deeper theological reflection on the practice of ministry but who do not require a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree.

This streamlined professional degree offers a dynamic blend of traditional studies and essential leadership skills. Our program offers you the opportunity for a transformative journey into theology, community building, justice work, and spiritual care.

Our MMin is offered online and in person on both the Lancaster Seminary campus in Lancaster, Pa., and on the Moravian Seminary campus in Bethlehem, Pa.


Our Master of Ministry is a 48-credit degree program. You can finish in two years by taking 12+ credits per semester or finish in four-to-six years by taking fewer than 12 credits per semester.

Flexible and Innovative

Our fully accredited MMin program is designed to fit your busy schedule.

You have full-time and part-time options.

You can choose to take courses online or in person on either campus in Bethlehem and Lancaster.

We offer a weekend schedule with classes on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings that is ideal for working adults.

Weekday classes are held on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and on Friday starting at 7:00 p.m. No classes are held on Wednesday. Saturday classes are held at 9:00 a.m and sometimes at 11:15 a.m.

Our Master of Ministry program addresses these learning outcomes:

  • Interpret and critically analyze sacred and theological artifacts, and practices of your own and other traditions, with awareness of their contexts and social and religious implications of interpretation.
  • Assess the social, ecological, economic, political, cultural, and inter-religious dynamics of contexts of ministry through local engagement.
  • Reflect critically and constructively on one’s understanding and experience of the divine, the self, and others.
  • Articulate and practice a theological and ethical understanding of authority, power, and accountability that recognizes, supports, and affirms the dignity and worth of all persons.
  • Cultivate and apply appropriate administrative, liturgical, relational, and/or leadership practices.

Our courses are timely and relevant, driven by questions the Church and the world are asking. Combined with the deep learning at the heart of our rich academic heritage, you will be prepared for the challenges of contemporary religious engagement. Click here for the MMin 2024 Curriculum Overview.


  • Ecumenical Encounters
  • Engaging the Questions Together
  • Introduction to the Old Testament
  • Introduction to Spiritual Formation
  • Introduction to Theological Education
  • MMin Seminar (Ministerial Ethics)
  • New Testament and Early Christianity
  • Proclamation and Public Rhetoric
  • Religious Education in Theory and Practice
  • Spiritual Care and Contemporary Contexts
  • Worship