Follow Your Calling with a Ministry Degree in Ohio

Switch from passion to action with the Ministry degree in Ohio that equips you to lead.

Do you feel that burning desire to share God’s love with the world? If so, you’re likely feeling called to serve as a pastor, missionary, or youth leader within the Church. Malone University’s Ministry degree equips you to fulfill your calling with a powerful blend of faith, academic excellence, and real-world experience you’ll be challenged to find elsewhere.

Why choose Malone’s Ministry degree?

Through strenuous engagement in spiritual, intellectual, and professional development opportunities, students will be well-prepared to provide Christ-like, servant leadership for the communities they are called to love and serve in Jesus' name.

With a Ministry degree from Malone, you will:

  • Develop a strong community. Our Ministry department builds strong bonds with developing Christian leaders, and you’ll fit right in. You’ll quickly form close relationships with professors who are passionate about mentoring future ministry leaders. You’ll forge friendships with like-minded peers who are also honoring God’s important call to the ministry, along with Malone’s vibrant Christian community that fosters spiritual growth and lifelong friendships.
  • Gain real-world ministry experience. Don’t worry, although you’ll spend a lot of time digging into Scripture on a deeper level, our Ministry degree takes you beyond theory and textbooks. Malone’s Ministry major integrates practical ministry experiences directly into your curriculum. You’ll gain valuable and life-changing training through our internship program, which connects you with local churches and para-church organizations throughout Northeast Ohio and beyond! Our students have interned at large and small churches. Just a few include: The Chapel, First Friends Church, Rivertree Christian Church, and NewPointe Community Church.
  • Shape your ministry focus. You may choose from three concentration options to tailor your studies to your specific calling:
    • Pastoral Ministry
    • Youth and Educational Ministries
    • Missions & Cross-Cultural Ministries
  • Prepare for seminary and lifelong leadership. Our graduates are highly sought-after by top seminary programs, including Princeton Theological Seminary, Duke Divinity School, Fuller Theological Seminary, Asbury Theological Seminary, Trinity Evangelical School, among other institutions.

View course curriculum

The Ministry major curriculum is listed in the official Academic Catalog

catalog buttonsOnce in the catalog, you can use the buttons (pictured left) located at the upper right of the page to plan your courses, save courses to your own personalized catalog, print them, and more! 

Are you ready to answer God’s call? Apply to Malone’s Ministry degree program today!

Contact our admissions team today! We're here to answer your questions and guide you on your journey.

Other programs related to our Ministry major:

Ministry Minor

Students who are majoring in another program may choose to take a Ministry minor in addition to their primary course of study. A minor normally consists of a minimum of 15 semester hours, 6 of which must be taken at the 300/400 level. Each academic school or department must approve the student and curriculum to be used in the completion of each minor for the Office of the Registrar to verify at the point of graduation.

Bible & Theology Major

While there are several significant overlaps with a Ministry major, our Bible & Theology degree puts an emphasis on the academic side of Christian studies. This unique calling is geared towards students who would prefer to apply themselves to a deeper understanding of scripture or teaching biblical truths as professors or teachers as opposed to pastoral leadership.

Ashley (Ruppert) Moore-Dunson '17

Team Leader at Tiqvah Hands of Hope Ministry

Ashley leads groups of children in both elementary and middle school levels, working with them in their schools, at the Tiqvah location after school, as well as in their homes.