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.


  • Global Missiology
  • Urban Missiology

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.