Welcome to Friedensau! We offer you several options for doing your Master’s degree. Choose the program that fits you best.

Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry: the normal route

A ministry and mission-oriented program that enhances students’ pastoral abilities and deepens their theological foundations.

Two versions:

  • 120 Credits (4 semesters) - MPM120
  • 90 credits (3 semesters) - MPM90

Any Questions?

If you have any questions on everyday life in Friedensau, you may find your answers in our FAQ section.


MA in Pastoral Ministry

Master of Theological Studies: for those who come with professional experience

Two concentrations, both 4 semesters:

  • Mission Studies (with a focus on mission and ministry) - MMS
  • Adventist Studies (with a focus on Adventist history and theology) - MAS


DegreeMaster of Arts Pastoral MinistryMaster of Arts Pastoral Ministry
Length of the Program2 years / 4 semesters1,5 years / 3 semesters
Admission RequirementsBA in Theology or BTH (180 credits)BTH (210 - 240 credits)
Final ExamMA Thesis + Disputation
(4th semester)
MA Thesis + Disputation
(3rd semester)
Number of Elective Modules31
Tuitionsee Financial Bulletin

covered by EUD (EUD students)

see Financial Bulletin

covered by EUD (EUD students)


ConcentrationMission Studies (MS)Adventist Studies (AS)
DegreeMaster of Theological StudiesMaster of Theological Studies
Length of the Program2 years / 4 semesters2 years / 4 semesters
Admission RequirementsBA in Theology or Religion and 1 year of professional experienceBA in Theology or Religion and 1 year of professional experience
Final ExamMaster’s Thesis or Project
(3rd and 4th semester)
Master’s Thesis or Project
(3rd and 4th semester)
Number of Elective Modules33
Tuitionsee Financial Bulletin

covered by EUD (EUD students)

see Financial Bulletin

Please do not hesitate to contact us:

Alexander C. Schulze, Ph.D.

Telefon: +49 (0) 3921 916-171

Jochen Streit

Head, Academic and Student Affairs:
Telefon: +49 (0) 3921 916-170


Icon FragezeichenCan students live on campus together with their families?

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Yes, students are welcome to live on campus together with their families! Appropriate housing options are available.

Icon FragezeichenAre there kindergartens, elementary schools and secondary schools near the campus?

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Yes, there are several kindergartens, elementary schools, and secondary schools near Friedensau. One small kindergarten is located directly on the campus of Friedensau Adventist University.

Icon FragezeichenWhat about church activities in the region?

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Although Friedensau is located in one of the most non-religious areas of Europe, it has been a center of Adventist spirituality and mission since 1899. On campus, there are three weekly services - one in German in the chapel, one in English, also in the chapel, and on in the Nursing Home. The campus church with its three congregations, two languages, and participation from believers and visitors from dozens of countries considers itself one local church expressing its faith in complementary ways through these and other spiritual highlights. You are invited to participate and involve yourself in all them with your talents and experience. There are also a variety of children's groups and Bible study groups taking place weekly, and a vibrant international potluck meeting after church.

Adventist congregations nearby are the small Möckern, Burg and Genthin churches, and the Magdeburg church, which conducts parallel worship services in German, English, and Ukrainian.

Icon FragezeichenWhere do Friedensau people go shopping?

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There are several supermarkets in the little town of Möckern, 10 kms from Friedensau, and a more varied array of shops and supermarkets in the district town, Burg bei Magdeburg. Magdeburg, the capital of the Federal State of Saxony-Anhalt, just 35 kms away, has all the things one needs for life.

Friedensau itself also has a little shop connected to the beautiful Ladencafé. You will find a number of items for your basic needs here as well.

Icon FragezeichenWhat sports activities are going on at Friedensau?

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There are a number of sports activities at Friedensau such as soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis and badminton. The forest around Friedensau is an ideal place for hiking and mountain biking. During the summer months, it is possible to swim and dive in the natural swimming pond. You are welcome to enjoy yourself and God's creation in this peaceful area!