PSEO/Early college online classes
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PSEO/Early college online classes
Preaching, teaching, leading, and counseling are skills you’ll gain with our pastoral ministry degree. Our desire is to equip future pastors to accurately study the Word of God so they can lead others to maturity in Christ. Learn the many roles of a pastor through our rich curriculum taught by ministry leaders and gain experience in Christian ministry through practical internships. The degree prepares you to enter directly into full-time ministry or continue on to seminary or graduate study.
of seniors grew in their relationship with God during their time at Northwestern
Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership and Master of Divinity options
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Be fully equipped for ministry through hands-on experience, practical classes, and helpful mentoring. Develop key leadership skills for visionary impact.
Discover your unique calling and how to use your talents to help your community. Experience spiritual transformation as you learn and grow.
Get pastoral training that really works. Learn from faculty with real life experience serving as pastors and missionaries.
Learn how to inspire others in their faith. Build Christ-like relationships as you engage with diverse cultures and communities.
Gain valuable skills through your ministry internship:
Planning on graduate school? Consider these affordable, accelerated options to complete your bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in five years (instead of seven).
Start your ministry career equipped with two degrees, multiple internships and local pastor mentorships. Combine your undergraduate degree in Pastoral Ministry with an accelerated Master of Divinity (M.Div.). You’ll save up to two years and $20,000 by completing 38 graduate credits during your undergraduate program. The remaining 38 credits can be completed on site or online during a final year of graduate study. Apply through the Christian Ministries department for this program after you have been admitted to Northwestern. Scholarship funds are available for qualified students in addition to your financial aid package.
Take your leadership skills to the next level. Combine an undergraduate degree in Pastoral Ministry with an accelerated Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership (MAML). You’ll save approximately $8,000 by completing up to 16 graduate credits within your undergraduate program. The remaining 20 credits can be completed on site or through online learning during a fifth year of graduate study. Apply through the Christian Ministries department for this program after you have been admitted to Northwestern. Scholarship funds are available for qualified students in addition to your financial aid package.
If you feel called to be a pastor, desire to see others grow in their faith, and want to influence your community, this might be the right degree for you.
You’ll learn how to teach, preach, counsel, and lead effectively so you can impact the world for Christ.
Some classes include:
If the students leave here as whole people, who can relate in a healthy way to God, to other people around them, then they'll be able to make a huge impact in this world.
Professors at Northwestern are focused on their students first. Our faculty include experts in their respective fields who want to help you grow in your faith while you earn your degree.