Youth and Family Ministry (BS) + MA Religion Dual-Level Program

Gain the biblical knowledge and ministry philosophy of a youth and family ministry degree alongside a Master of Arts (Religion) in as few as five years.

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Why Youth and Family Ministry (BS) + MAR?

A Youth and Family Ministry degree gives you a deep knowledge of the Bible and church leadership with a particular focus on ministry to young people and their families. Additionally, a Master of Arts (Religion) provides you with further biblical and theological instruction to aid you in your ministry. This program focuses on understanding the needs, culture, and developmental issues of adolescents laying the foundation for forward-thinking ministry models.


How it Works:

Cairn University’s  Youth and Family Ministry (BS) + MAR dual-level program allows you to condense what would be eight years of study (four-year bachelor’s + four-year master’s) into just five years by starting master-level courses as early as your sophomore year. You’ll be able to complete all requirements for both degrees in as few as five years without taking summer courses.

You will also continue to receive your undergraduate scholarships and tuition aid for all five years of study, which will save you thousands of dollars.


Why Youth and Family Ministry (BS) + MAR at Cairn?

  • Receive hands-on training through ministry involvement and interaction with a ministry mentor.
  • Engage with practical, up-to-date strategies of youth ministry.
  • Understand youth ministry from a global perspective and take opportunities to experience various missional contexts
  • Take graduate courses on campus or online.
  • Study the Bible cover to cover, taking courses that range from surveys of the Old Testament to exegetical studies of Revelation.
  • Deeply explore each branch of systematic theology and the history of theology.
  • Develop the skills of pastoral ministry.

Career Paths

  • Children’s Ministry Director
  • Youth Pastor/Director
  • Parachurch ministry leader
  • Camp Director