MA in Pastoral Studies

Become equipped to lead a church
Our graduate Pastoral Studies program will equip you to lead a church or minister on a church staff. You’ll participate in biblical interpretation and reflection as you prepare for church ministry.

When you earn your Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies from Moody, you’ll have the training you need to lead a church anywhere in the world. In this 30-credit program, our knowledgeable faculty will teach you methods for preaching, leadership, and effective pastoral care.

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When you study at Moody Theological Seminary, your ministry-focused education prepares you to serve God wherever He calls you. Learn from professors with real-life and academic experience as you engage in community with other students. You’ll gain life-transforming spiritual growth through your rigorous biblical and theological studies. At Moody, God transforms the world through you.

Location: Chicago

  • Spiritual Enrichment at Chapel and Student Conferences
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Sample Courses

  • Pastoral Theology (BA)
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling (BA)
  • Hermeneutics for Preaching (MA)
  • Biblical Spiritual Formation (MA)


  • Biblical Preaching (Chicago, Online)
  • Pastoral Ministry (Chicago, Online)
  • Advanced Track (Chicago, Online)

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  • A Moody seminary education is easier than ever to afford at $519 per credit hour.
  • Additional financial aid includes loans, grants, scholarships, and VA benefits.

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