College of Ministry

Master in Ministry Degree (Online)

This Master in Ministry Degree Online is designed to prepare students—intellectually, spiritually, and functionally—for vocational or lay ministry in a variety of contexts. This program is specifically for students seeking their ministerial credentials, but it also provides a foundational education to anyone seeking entry into ministry.

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Highest Accreditation

Not all online programs are accredited—something you never have to worry about at NU.


Exceptional Education

80+ years of experience and knowledge went into creating our online courses.


Faith Integration

Every course includes a component that helps you relate the subject to your faith.


Faculty Who Care

Our instructors are experts who love students and bring out their very best.

A Word From the Dean

The College of Ministry serves our community by helping make it one where faith truly seeks understanding. In addition to teaching the Bible to students from many and varied majors, our faculty (all ordained ministers) stand ready to serve as spiritual mentors for the students under our care.

—Dr. Joshua Ziefle, Dean of the College of Ministry

Why Choose An Online Master in Ministry at Northwest University?

A Legacy of Success

Complete your Master in Ministry Online at a university with 80 years of preparing Christian leaders for service. Since 1934, we've provided a top-quality education to students interested in pursuing Christian ministry.

Exceptional Faculty

Work with distinguished professors. Each one has extensive biblical training, deep theological education, and rich, diverse experiences in ministry and leadership.

Fully Accredited

All of our graduate ministry degrees are fully accredited at the highest level possible. You can be sure that a degree from NU will be widely recognized and deeply respected.

Training for Credentials

NU is the only evangelical, charismatic graduate ministry opportunity in the Pacific Northwest. Our MA programs are suitable for credentialing through the Assemblies of God, other denominations, and military chaplaincy.

An Affordable Investment

Our degrees are competitively priced when compared to other online offerings. The investment into education can deeply impact your ministry for the rest of your life. Financial aid is available.

Courses for the Master in Ministry

We have over 80 years of experience in creating and teaching curriculum. We've invested that experience into every one of the 30 credits that make up our Master in Ministry degree.

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CodeCourse TitleCredits
Bible and Theological Core
BIBL 5103OT Introduction: Background and Theology(3)
BIBL 5203NT Introduction: Background and Theology(3)
BIBL 5553Reading the Bible: Exegesis and Interpretation(3)
BIBL 6xx3Graduate Level Bible Elective(3)
THEO 5213Christian Theology: An Introduction(3)
Ministry Leadership Core
PMIN 5413Ministry Essentials(3)
PMIN 6243Ministry Leadership and Administration(3)
PMIN 6323Biblical Preaching and Teaching(3)
CMIN/PMINGraduate Level Ministry Elective(3)
General Elective
Graduate Level General Elective(3)

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