Master of Arts in Religion

The rich heritage of academic excellence that defines Olivet Nazarene University is clearly manifested in Olivet's Master of Arts in Religion, the oldest of the master's programs in the School of Theology and Christian Ministry. It comes to life in the relevant, real-world content of the coursework, in the impeccable credentials and sense of commitment of faculty, and in the impressive achievements of the program's alumni.

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.


  • Theological Studies
  • Biblical Studies
  • Religious Studies

Curriculum Overview

  • Format: Classes meet at Olivet’s campus in Bourbonnais, IL
  • Program Length: 1.5-2 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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