Master of Arts Degree in Mission and Discipleship (MAMD)

The Master of Arts in Mission and Discipleship (MAMD) trains followers of Jesus to empower others to join in God’s mission in a variety of callings. This flexible degree includes four or more electives as well as courses in Bible, theology and church history, disciple formation, mission, as well as an internship and capstone project.  

Our MAMD graduates are equipped to pursue such callings as ministers of outreach, urban ministry, new church development, young adult ministry, teaching, or work with parachurch organizations. The MAMD can be earned in two years in residence or online. Both options require studies on campus during a two-week August intensive.

Several of our faculty have special expertise in the area of mission, and many other professors intentionally teach toward this emphasis. Core mission faculty members are: Dr. Bonnie Sue Lewis, Professor of Mission and World Christianity; Dr. Christopher James, Associate Professor of Evangelism and Missional Christianity; and Dr. Beth McCaw, Associate Professor in Ministry.

To explore the current semester's courses, course descriptions and book lists, follow this link: UDTS Course Descriptions.

If you have questions about the MAMD and how it might support God's call for your life, please contact:

Rev. Dr. Christopher B. James, Director of the MAMD
Associate Professor, Evangelism and Missional Christianity | 563.589.3859


Click here to Apply to the MAMD Program

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