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Become Equipped For Your Career In Ministry

Do you feel God tugging on your heart to advance the kingdom? Follow the call and earn your bachelor’s degree in ministry. Deepen your theology, learn to minister to the doubting, and prepare yourself to serve in mission wherever God leads you.

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4 Year Promise

At Roberts, we are committed to giving you a head start in earning income and achieving your personal goals by helping you graduate in four years. In fact, we guarantee it.


Program Highlights

Complete your college education and your Master’s of Divinity in 5 years.

Study the theology of Scripture, the discipline of fasting, and enrich your prayer life.

Discern where God is calling you through local or national internships.


Khual Mung Headshot

Khual Mung ‘23 (Ministry) is preparing for his career in ministry.

He shares, “Roberts helped me learn about Jesus and how to be a better ministry worker! Being a student here has strengthened my faith in Christ.”

What Will I Learn

As you earn your bachelor’s degree in ministry, you’ll develop solid Christian leadership skills useful in any career you pursue for Christ. You’ll build a foundation in scripture, understand philosophy, and study historic tradition. Gain a global, cultural, and historical perspective of Christianity.

This major is easy to combine with another calling, such as Psychology or Business Administration, to broaden your career options.

You’ll learn:
  • Disciple-making skills
  • How to speak with skeptics about the existence of God
  • How to live out God’s mission to the world
  • The rich theological depths of the Bible, optionally learning biblical languages
  • Ministry leadership

Career Outlook


  • Church or Community Ministry
  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Youth Ministry
  • Christian Education
  • Community Organization
  • Missionary
  • Chaplain
  • Worship Leader

Grad Schools

  • Northeastern Seminary
  • Asbury Theological Seminary
  • Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Candler School of Theology at Emory University
  • Seattle Pacific Seminary

Frequently Asked Questions

Usually, the path to becoming an ordained minister starts with getting a bachelor’s degree.

The next step is to attend seminary to get a Master (or even Doctorate) of Divinity degree.

While pursuing your education, you’ll typically undergo the ordination process in the denomination you are aspiring to be a minister in. This can involve an ordination paper, a statement of faith, a testimony, a background check, and more.

Once you complete this, you’ll obtain your ordained ministry license.

Usually, it takes about 7-8 years of schooling after high school – 3-4 years in an undergraduate program with an additional 3-4 years in seminary.

The ordination process that follows obtaining your degrees takes additional time, differing based on denomination.

According to the US Bureau of Labor, the average salary for clergy in 2021 was $57,230. The numbers will, naturally, differ by area and position.

Yes! If you come to campus for an individual visit, you can meet individually with a professor to get an overview of the major and your individual questions answered. Our Discovery Day events typically include a Faculty & Services Expo, where you can meet your future professors.

We are committed to helping students meet the financial obligation to earn a degree and advance a career. Our Office of Student Financial Services works to assist all students in their effort to maximize financial aid. We award financial assistance to 100% of our undergraduate students.

Related Majors

Biblical Studies - The Ministry major is designed for that person who is hoping to pursue ministry, while keeping open the possibility of attending seminary later on.
Philosophy and Theology - Interested in religious studies? Our Religion-Philosophy major will help students become intelligent, grounded, well-read people with the ability to communicate effectively.
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