Master of Missiology

Master of Missiology

Focus Highlights

The Master of Missiology (MMiss) is a two-year, 49 credit hour program focused on preparing students for Christian ministry in cross-cultural contexts. Students can choose concentrations in either urban or global missiology, or take classes in church planting and intercultural understanding. The MMiss is available at the Los Angeles campus and online.

  • Ministry Path

Missionary, pastor of missions, church planter, community ministry leader.

Why a MMiss at Gateway Seminary?

The Master of Missiology equips students to:

  • Exhibit an introductory graduate-level understanding of the Bible's content, contexts, structure, and messages; demonstrate the ability to conduct solid research with a goal of properly interpreting and applying the Bible to modern life.
  • Demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the Christian historical and theological frameworks commonly held in the believers' church tradition to sustain ministerial leadership to God's glory.
  • Affirm God’s calling and explore areas of spiritual formation and self-awareness appropriate for ministry leadership.
  • Understand theory and develop practical skills and proficient strategy to be effective in communicating and living the Gospel in ecclesiological, missional, and intercultural contexts.
  • Be able to define and converse competently with regard to cultural diversity, change, worldview, multicultural ministry, and worship and religious practices of the world.


A regionally accredited bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.

Master's by Exception

Gateway Seminary will consider applicants lacking an accredited undergraduate degree for admission to its basic master's degrees. A student must request admission under this provision in writing through the Office of Enrollment and may initiate this request only after all qualifying criteria have been met:

•  Students requesting a master's by exception must be at least 30 years of age at the time of the submitted request.

•  Applicants must demonstrate their ability to do graduate-level work by entering the Seminary as a diploma student and by completing at least 15 hours of Gateway Seminary coursework required in the master’s degree sought (at least 6 hours of introductory courses in New Testament, Old Testament, history, or theology) with a minimum GPA of 3.2. Electives, transfer credits and ADVANCE courses may not be used to satisfy this requirement.

•  This provision will not be granted to previous students who graduated with diploma degrees.