Huntington University is a Christian liberal arts college in Indiana
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graduate youth ministry leadership program

Youth Ministry can be the adventure of a lifetime. Now there’s a graduate degree to fit the journey.

— Dave Rahn 

The M.A. in Youth Ministry Leadership has been designed to give experienced youth ministers the opportunity to focus their learning on what they care most about. The leader-launching feature of this program means that graduates will have had concrete opportunities to leave their mark on the practice of youth ministry. A course delivery format that includes hybrid combinations of convenient online learning and face-to-face gatherings means that the program accommodates a busy ministry lifestyle while replenishing soul and spirit. And the collaborative efforts of nationally-distributed and well-regarded faculty set the tone for a master's level learning culture that honors Christ by accomplishing a worthy mission together. 


We provide a nationally accessible master's degree program that equips graduates for uncommon, Christ-honoring influence on the practice of youth ministry. Learn More.  

Nationally Recognized Faculty

Dr. Dave Rahn, Director of the graduate Youth Ministry Leadership program, has assembled a prestigious group of nationally recognized faculty members to train and mentor students. In this program, you will have the opportunity to work with experts of ministry effectiveness and youth culture, like Dr. Dave Livermore, Dr. René Rochester, and Dr. Mark Cannister. Learn more. 

Online-Hybrid Format

As the world of graduate education continues to evolve, students are often forced to decide between the convenience of online courses and the quality of in-class instruction. Our online-hybrid master's degree offers graduate students the best of both worlds. You will be able to maintain your commitments to your church community and family, all while establishing important relationships with peers and faculty who can assist you in expanding the impact of your ministry. Learn more. 

Cost Effective

At Huntington University, we understand the financial sacrifices that are made to be involved in youth ministry. For this reason, we provide students with a cost effective avenue for achieving a graduate degree in Youth Ministry Leadership . Current tuition rates have been set at $387 per credit hour. Scholarships and loans are available to further offset and manage the expense of master's level work. Because of our partnership with Youth for Christ, Individuals involved in YFC may be eligible for special grant funding. While travel and hotel expenses for the face-to-face intensives are covered by the student, we can provide you with information concerning low cost lodging options.

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alumni impact

Master's degree in Youth Ministry Leadership

Scott Gillenwaters

Youth Ministry Leadership

Scott used the skills he learned in class to implement into his church.

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Degrees Above the RestFor years, students have been trained not only in counseling but in youth ministry leadership and education. Over the next two years, Huntington’s graduate programs will expand to include occupational therapy, global initiatives, global youth ministry and pastoral leadership. In addition, the university is partnering with Dr. John Townsend to form the Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling.
Renown youth ministry author Steve Gerali to give adolescent development seminarHuntington University’s youth ministry leadership graduate program will host an adolescent development seminar at Trinity Lutheran Church, 5201 Spring Cypress, Klein, Texas, on Feb. 5. The seminar will run from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will feature Steve Gerali, an award-winning author, professor and clinical counselor.