Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry
Northwest Nazarene University

Program Details

Northwest Nazarene University offers an online Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry degree for those preparing for vocational Christian ministry.  The program provides a theological education with an intercultural element thanks to online students that are outside of the United States and add depth to student interaction and ministry application.  The curriculum covers a wide variety of topics with courses in Christian education, missiology, pastoral leadership, spiritual formation, preaching and worship, Bible, church history, theology, and philosophy.  Students also learn about Wesleyan-Holiness Theology as it relates to Scripture, Christian tradition, reason, and experience in the practice of ministry.  Graduates are able to integrate Christian theological themes in the understanding and practice of ministry and leadership and can identify cultural characteristics affecting ministry, assess them thorough an appropriate theological perspective, compare existing cultures with alternatives, and develop personal and corporate practices consistent with the Kingdom of God.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • GPA of 2.5, or 3.0 in the last 30 semester/45 quarter credits
  • Official transcripts
  • Two recommendations
  • Background check

School Accreditation Statement

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities