Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation
Northwest Nazarene University

Program Details

Northwest Nazarene University offers an online Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation.  The program covers theology and practices of Christian traditions and ministry applications.  Students do not have to travel and can interact with and learn from peers across the US and abroad, adding an intercultural element that increases depth to both student interaction and ministry application.  The curriculum explores the history, philosophy, theology, and practices of spirituality in the Christian tradition.  You will grow personally and professionally, as well as spiritually, through the incorporation of classroom interactions, learning, and mentoring. 

Graduates are prepared to:

  • Integrate various ways spiritual formation may be part of ministries in local churches
  • Understand and develop spiritual formation practices that foster personal and spiritual growth
  • Become spiritual directors to local groups by utilizing spiritual formation practices
  • Assess spiritual journeys for individuals and communities to create plans that stimulate growth in acts of piety and mercy

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100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Northwest Nazarene University is accredited by:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Criminal Background Check, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)