Take The Next Step

Earn your master's degree and certificate in Practical Church Leadership at the same time!

Already have your bachelor's degree? Take the next step to further your ministry leadership. 

Practical Church Leadership Certificate (PCL) + Master of Arts in Christian Ministries (MACM)

  • Complete DWU's graduate certificate in the Practical Church Leadership program.   
  • Complete United's graduate coursework in the Master of Arts in Christian Ministries program.
  • Finish a graduate certificate and master's degree in as little as two years. 
Want to learn more?

What can you expect?

Courses will help you lead and manage your ministry


Online coursework and in-person gatherings


Professional coaches that guide you through an applied project

Flexible learning that accomodates the church calendar
Practical, relevant and student-centered network that supports you
Interested in Applying?
"I've learned a lot, and everything that I have learned has been immediately applicable. I've learned something in every single class that I could just immediately apply into my life, especially into my church ministry."
- The Rev. Ben McGehee '22, '23





 Discover DWU's Practical Church Leadership program 

Discover United Theological Seminary 

Scholarship Information

The following programs may be available to you. 

Local Foundations 

Check with your local denominational Foundation office. Your conference, synod, presbetary and local church may also have scholarship money available.

General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (United Methodist Only)

Applications open December 15th and will close March 24th. 

If interested, complete a general application form. GBHEM will match your applicantion to the scholarship that best fits his or her needs. 

United Methodist Higher Education Foundation (United Methodist Only) 

If interested, complete a general application form. UMHEF will match your application to the scholarship that best fits your needs. 

Dollars for Scholars Program 

Dollars for Scholars is a unique source of funding with its own application process. Applications close in March annually. You may be eligible for both a general scholarship and a Dollars for Scholars award.

Your Contact

As you explore this offering, you will work with an admissions representative. 

Fredel Thomas, MBA

Vice President of Admissions and Marketing

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