The right program for you

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Master’s Programs

We’ve designed each of the Master’s programs with hand-tailored courses that give you the specific training you need to excel in God’s ministry plan for your life. Browse our Master’s programs below to see which program is right for you.


Master of Divinity    MDiv

The Master of Divinity is all about equipping God’s servant leaders with God’s word to equip others for the advancement of the Mission of God through Christ’s church. The MDiv degree is designed to train pastors with the biblical, theological, and practical knowledge needed to equip those who are the church in order to build up the church.


Master of Divinity in Chaplain Ministry    MDivCh

Go where others don’t! That is what chaplains do. If God has called you to reach people beyond church, in places most ministers are not prepared to go, then the MDiv in Chaplain Ministry at Carroll Institute may be for you. We train people to minister in military, hospital, prison, and business settings.


Master of Arts in Counseling    MA in Counseling

Christian counselors are the professionals that people turn to for guidance and to be the light in a dark and fallen world. In many cases God has gifted these counselors with the spiritual gifts of exhortation, discernment, wisdom and shepherding. These gifts are an expression of the Holy Spirit in the life of believers which empowers them to serve the body of Christ, the church. The Master of Arts in Counseling is a professional degree that builds upon God’s gifting and calling.


Master of Arts in Christian Education   MACE

The Master of Arts in Christian Education degree prepares persons for competent leadership in various forms of educational ministry in congregations and other religious institutions.


Master of Arts in Worship   MAW

Christian worship is one of the primary ways that we obey the great commandment. Through corporate and private worship of the Triune God, we express our love for God and deepen our relationship with Him. When we present ourselves as a living sacrifice to God, we honor and glorify His name and in the process, we become more like Christ through the work of the Holy Spirit. Other people are also drawn to Christ when we worship when we worship Him.


Master of Arts (Religion)   MAR

The Master of Arts (Religion) degree is a non-biblical language program of study to provide a basic understanding of theological disciplines for general theological education purposes. Through a core of theological studies, it prepares persons for both ordained and non-ordained ministry and for general pastoral and religious leadership responsibilities in congregations and other settings.


Master of Arts (Theology)   MAT

The Master of Arts (Theology) degree provides a fuller mastery of one area or discipline of theological study than is normally provided at the MDiv level. The program may serve a variety of aims: further graduate study, preparation for the doctoral level, preparation for some forms of teaching, the scholarly enhancement of ministerial practice, or disciplined reflection on a specialized function in ministry. This degree is built upon a baccalaureate degree in religion or theology.