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Youth Ministry


Youth ministry programs prepare people to work in churches with children and young people.

Youth ministry programs include topics such as:


A few two-year schools offer associate degree programs in youth ministry. An associate degree program usually takes two years of full-time study.

Many colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in youth ministry. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.

Many universities offer graduate degrees in youth ministry. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.

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Program Admission

You can prepare for this program by taking courses in high school that prepare you for college. This typically includes four years of English, three years of math, three years of social studies, and two years of science. Some colleges also require two years of a second language.

Below is a list of high school courses that will help prepare you for this program of study:

Typical Course Work

Program Courses

A bachelor's degree program in this field typically includes courses in the following subjects:

Things to Know

Even if it is not required, you may want to gain experience working in settings such as these:


King-Snohomish Area

Northwest University

Tacoma Area

Faith International University & Seminary