required for program
$440 per credit
Prepare for a career in the church, mission field, or world.
Northwestern has been training the next generation of church leaders, missionaries, nonprofit leaders, and other ministers for over 100 years. Making us one of the best places to study the Bible in Minnesota and the nation.
Through this major, you will develop skills in teaching, counseling, and leadership so that you can make an impact in the world. Our ministry curriculum was developed by faculty with years of practical ministry experience. With the embedded Christian Studies concentration, you will establish a foundational understanding of the Bible, theology, and apologetics.
Throughout the program, you will be encouraged to focus on your specific areas of interest and calling, and explore ways in which you can immediately apply coursework to your current ministry or job. Ministry practicums related to your area of interest are also embedded into this major.
This degree is available completely online with optional live virtual meetings built into major-specific courses.
Students may apply to combine an undergraduate degree in Ministry with an accelerated Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership. With this option, Ministry majors complete up to 16 credits of the MA degree during their undergraduate program and complete the remaining 20 credits during the fifth year of study. The fifth-year can be completed on campus or through online learning.
Students who choose to participate in the accelerated MA in Ministry Leadership program save time and money while adding a graduate degree to their portfolio.
You will learn how to engage non-believers and develop effective communication skills.
Northwestern has a really good mission and purpose to educate us in the ways of God, but also offers education that focuses on the profession you are going into, whether that's ministries or communications or business. We have an opportunity and a platform to preach Jesus through our lives.
The Ministry Program gave me a foundation of Bible understanding, critically examining ministry practices in the 21st century, spiritual development, and effective teaching practices. The professors were amazing, answering questions, and providing meaningful teaching all with a Christian focus.