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Master of Arts in Urban Ministry Leadership (MAUML) Degree Program

If you’re looking to increase your effectiveness in ministry within the urban context, the Master of Arts in Urban Ministry Leadership will train you for fruitful leadership and evangelism. You’ll discover how to analyze complex urban situations and develop holistic responses to meet the unique needs of the city; learn to appreciate and be sensitive to the cultural, religious and social contexts of people in urban communities; and develop a solid biblical and theological foundation to effectively proclaim God’s redeeming work in the context of the city.


  • Children, Youth and Families
  • Church and Leadership Mobilization

Typical Student

M.A. in Urban Ministry Leadership students are typically involved in full-time ministry, church work or the workplace and are seeking to increase ministry effectiveness in their current vocation. They may be pastors, civil servants, counselors or healthcare workers looking to minister to and care for the people of the city.

Potential Careers

  • Inner-city ministry
  • Workplace ministry
  • Pastoral ministry
  • Para-church ministry

Program Distinctives

  • Mentored Ministry component provides supervised practical ministry opportunities and carries course credit
  • Rigorous courses offered during evenings and weekends to accommodate your schedule
  • Academic programs contextualized to the needs of the city
  • Convenient class locations in downtown Boston, and in cities across New England
  • Emphasis on deep spiritual formation, global engagement and practical training
  • Various courses offered in Spanish, French, Haitian-Creole and Portuguese

Program Details

Degree requirements

Completion time: 2–3 years

Spotlight Alum

“I chose Gordon-Conwell specifically to study under Dr. Haddon Robinson, who is by far the greatest expository teacher and preacher I know. His program completely revolutionized my approach to preparing and delivering my messages to our students. I was blown away at how much this degree helped me in my ministry.”

Paul Burton, MAUM ‘02, D.Min. ‘07
Reporter, CBS WBZ TV | Boston, MA; Vice President, Ron Burton Training Village | Hubbardston, MA

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