Ministers must know the scriptures and how to interpret them, but they also must understand the world and the people to whom they are called to minister. Milligan’s liberal arts education provides a unique broad-based preparation for ministry of all kinds. This is combined with concentrated study in a thorough Bible curriculum taught by distinguished faculty.
Study of the Bible has been foundational to Milligan University since its inception. As the mission statement of the University indicates, Bible stands at the core of the “Christian worldview” that shapes all else about the University. Milligan believes this serious study of scripture should always be connected with service (or “ministry”), and so the majors are focused on teaching, ministering, or serving others in some way. View the curriculum in the Catalog »
Ministry Leadership Program
We need a new generation of leaders to serve the church — visionary leaders who have classroom and book knowledge, but who also have immersed themselves in practical ministry experience and been mentored by innovative ministry practitioners over the course of their entire college experience. Milligan’s Ministry Leadership Program offers a comprehensive ministerial formation unlike any other.
Semester in Ministry
One exciting internship opportunity is the innovative Semester in Ministry program with Mountain Christian Church in Joppa, Maryland, where students gain hands-on experience in supervised ministry and spiritual formation, as well as take academic courses for credit. Learn more at www.MountainCC.org/sim.
Our alumni are serving around the world as ministerial leaders in congregations of all sizes, missions organizations, and various educational and non-profit organizations. Many also have pursued graduate studies and report back that they were better prepared than most of their peers.
Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan University
Emmanuel Christian Seminary is an embedded seminary within the School of Bible and Ministry that programs graduate options for our Bible students. Programs include a Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Religion, Master of Arts in Christian Ministries, and Doctor of Ministry. Milligan undergraduates have the option of taking a select group of seminary courses at the graduate level toward both their undergraduate and master’s degrees. Learn more at ecs.milligan.edu.
Milligan has over a dozen Bible and ministry professors who hold Ph.D.’s from Boston University, Duke, Harvard, Indiana University, Notre Dame, and the Universities of Denver and Toronto. They are recognized and published scholars, and all have years of ministerial experience in a variety of areas. Most importantly, they are excellent teachers and caring mentors.
Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s (6 Year BA+MDiv)
Highly motivated students interested in pursuing seminary after college can save a year of classes and tuition by completing both a bachelor’s degree from Milligan University and a Master of Divinity (MDiv) from Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan in just six years. Learn more »