Northwest University offers a 24-month, regionally accredited, cohort-based program of study in Nampa, Idaho, which may lead to the awarding of one of two degrees.
Students who have not previously completed the general education requirements will be awarded the Associate in Christian Leadership degree. Students who complete the Associate in Christian Leadership degree may make arrangements to complete the general education requirements at a later date and then receive the Bachelor of Arts in Ministry Leadership degree. More info
Students who enter the cohort having fulfilled the 65 semester-credit hours of Northwest University's general education requirements will be awarded the Bachelor of Arts in Ministry Leadership degree upon successful completion of the cohort courses along with four supplemental courses available through online or in class delivery. More info
Specific course requirements for these degrees may be found in Northwest University's Academic Catalog.
Northwest University's Southern Idaho program will be offered through the College of Adult & Professional Studies.
The College of Adult & Professional Studies is designed to meet the unique needs of busy adult professionals, people who have multiple responsibilities and complex lives and who, therefore, require unique solutions to their educational needs. Our locations, classes, schedules, professors, degrees, and staff are all structured to serve the working adult professional.
Your professors have more than just great academic education and preparation. They also are experienced ministers with real-world, on-the-ground experience. Faculty in Southern Idaho will be a combination of Northwest's excellent faculty from the main campus in Kirkland, Wash., along with local professors from the Boise area who meet Northwest's high standards and possess appropriate academic credentials.
Other students in the classroom with you will also be adult learners. This creates a learning climate of respect and collaboration, where you learn from one another and where your contributions are valued. You will take almost all of your courses with the same group of students–your cohort–in the same location, and on the same night of the week. This allows for a climate of mutual spiritual and academic support and a sense of camaraderie and community.
The College of Ministry at Northwest University is dedicated to assisting students in the development of "heart, soul, mind and strength," in the service of ministry. This program has been designed to address the challenge of continuing education for adult students in today's fast-paced, ever-changing world.
Financial Aid is available. Students desiring aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) along with a Northwest University financial aid application.