Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry

The M.A. in Pastoral Ministry is an on-campus program that combines practical ministry preparation with academic study of theology and the Bible to provide a comprehensive study sufficient for the practice of ministry as understood by the Church of the Nazarene.

It is designed for students who have significant undergraduate preparation in religion/ministry. By combining focused undergraduate prerequisites with graduate coursework, the M.A. in Pastoral Ministry is able to cover a traditional M.Div. program of study.


Program Features

A two-year program with a specialized focus on ministry to the whole family, including children and youth. First year in on-site courses, with distance-learning options available. Second year in a mentored ministry in the local church.


Curriculum Overview

  • Format: On-Site & Distance Learning (online, video conference, one-week intensive, and on-site options)
  • Program Length: 2 years
  • Credit Hours: 36
  • Total Tuition Cost: $450 per credit hour

Tuition Options

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Start Dates

  • May 11, 2020
  • August 24, 2020
  • January 11, 2021
  • May 10, 2021

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