The 4+2 track is for students who have already graduated with a bachelor’s degree. On this track, the degree is designed to be completed in two years. The following is a typical program of study for those on the 4+2 track:
It is possible to begin the Master of Arts in Christian Ministry program at the beginning of any semester or term. Applications are accepted throughout the year, with deadlines for application materials varying according to the semester/term in which you intend to begin the program.
|Semester/Term to Begin||Application Deadline||Date by which you will be notified|
|Fall||April 15||May 15|
|Winterfest||September 15||October 15|
|Spring||September 15||October 15|
|Summer||February 15||March 15|
Prospective and current undergraduate students at SBU may apply to the Early Acceptance Program (4+1 track), an accelerated program of study that enables students to graduate with both a B.A. degree and the M.A. degree in Christian ministry in five years total. Students on the 4+1 track take up to twelve hours of concurrent enrollment courses, which count toward both bachelor’s and master’s degree requirements.
The following is a typical program of study for those on the 4+1 track:
Second semester junior undergraduate (80+ hours completed):
First year graduate:
For those participating in SBU’s Scholars Day, applications to the Early Acceptance
Program should be submitted at the same time as the Scholars Day application. For those not participating in Scholars Day, applications are due April 15. Notifications will be sent by March 15 for Scholars Day applicants and May 15 for
Current SBU undergraduates may apply to the 4+1 track at any time. The deadline for applications is April 15, with notifications being sent by May 15. Students who are not accepted to the 4+1 track are eligible to reapply the following year. To participate in concurrent enrollment courses, students must be admitted to the program (4+1 track) and have completed 80+ hours of coursework and all course prerequisites.
|Category of Student||Application Deadline||Date by which you will be notified|
|High school students participating in Scholars Day||Same as Scholars Day application||March 1|
|High school students not participating in Scholars Day||April 15||May 15|
|Current SBU students||April 15||May 15|
|Tuition (per credit hour)||$240|
|Technology fee (per course)||$40|
|New student registration fee (one-time)||$100|
Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to receive any aid for which you may qualify, including the Federal Direct Grad PLUS Student Loan. SBU's recommended deadline for submitting the FAFSA is March 15. If you have questions, contact the SBU Office of Financial Aid at (417) 328-1822.
The Frank and Maxine Meyers Pastoral Ministry Scholarship is established to support students preparing for the pastorate within the Southern Baptist denomination and within the Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America.
Application deadline is April 15. Applicants will be notified of the committee's decision by May 15.