School of Graduate Studies

MACU seeks to prepare students pursuing a graduate level credential to become leaders and innovators in both faith-based institutions and secular organizations. The goal is to provide education and experiences that help students develop a heart’s desire to serve individuals, families, and communities where they work in a way that will impact the world for Christ. The School of Graduate Studies embraces the university’s mission and supports its tenets through advanced studies.

Currently, MACU offers one graduate level credential: Graduate Certificate in Church Planting.

Students in the Graduate Certificate in Church Planting are put into cohorts and the program starts in August.  Additonal start dates during the year (typically January) are available if there is sufficient interest. Prospective students should notify graduate admissions ( of interest in an alternative start date.

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Graduate Certificate: Church Planting

The Graduate Certificate in Church Planting is focused on preparing individuals for lead roles in starting new churches. The certificate is a 15-hour certificate that should take one year to complete. Graduates of the program will be equipped to provide effective leadership in starting a new church by developing comprehensive plans and strategies.

Total Credits: 15 semester credit hours  Mode of Instructional Delivery: 15 credits online with 2 residency intensive weeks

Research Project Required: Yes

Comprehensive Exam: No

Internship Required: No

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