Master of Arts TracksApply Online »
For more than a decade, Northwest Nazarene University's School of Theology & Christian Ministries has been delivering high quality online graduate studies in religion to more than 350 men and women worldwide. Our growing menu of online Master of Arts programs provides areas of study for those preparing for vocational ministries, continuing education, and personal development.
Adult learners at NNU can complete a fully online M.A. degree as little as 21 months with no residential requirements whatsoever, and with most of their summers free.
With five degree tracks in Christian Education, Missional Leadership, Pastoral Ministry, Spiritual Formation, and Youth, Church & Culture, our M.A. students are able to focus on their areas of study by completing one course at a time without ever having to relocate or travel for occasional face-to-face courses.Students in our M.A. programs progress one course at a time through their studies in a cohort of 12-20 adult learners. Courses span six or eight weeks at a time, depending on the program.
NNU's online learning management system flexes to enable students to complete their studies wherever they are, at whatever time of day works for them. Today, roughly ten percent of our online students are outside the United States. This intercultural element adds depth to both student interaction and ministry application. Our doctorally trained faculty members include gifted practitioners as well as leading scholars, with degrees from some of the finest theological institutions in the world today. The men and women in our graduate faculty are trained in online education and are excited about the extended reach that technology now offers graduate students in religion.
Financial aid is available for those who qualify, or students can take advantage of a zero interest monthly payment plan.
Whether you are answering a call to vocational ministry, desire to gain new handles for ministry, or simply want to grow deeper in your walk with God through graduate studies, we want to help you achieve your dreams.
Take a look at how our fully online Master of Arts programs in Christian Education, Missional Leadership, Pastoral Ministry, Spiritual Formation, and Youth, Church & Culture can meet your needs.