Graduate School - San Diego

About PLNU Graduate Studies

Point Loma Nazarene University is a thriving Christian liberal arts institution based in San Diego, with regional centers throughout the city as well as in Bakersfield.

We offer graduate degrees in biology, business, education, leadership, ministry, and nursing.

Whether you want to take your career to the next level or discover your vocation, PLNU graduate studies is committed to your professional and personal growth as well as helping you find out how you can best benefit your community through your work.

Are you ready to take the next step?






Leadership >
PLNU's master of arts in strategic organizational leadership is an interdisciplinary graduate degree designed to help help leaders take the next step to serve and manage people and processes in dynamic businesses and organizations. 


Business >
PLNU offers an executive MBA (evening) for working professionals as well as our 5th Year MBA (daytime) for those who want to commit to earning an MBA in just one year.


Education >
Earn your master of arts in education, teaching, or special education as well as a number of certificates, service credentials and the BTSA.


Nursing >
At PLNU, you can earn your master of science in nursing (MSN) with several options for clinical nurse specialist tracks or a general track. We also offer a post-MSN CNS certificate.


Kinesiology >
PLNU's master of science in kinesiology prepares knowledgeable and career-focused professionals for the dynamic and growing fields of exercise science, sport management, sport performance, and rehabilitation science.


Biology >
PLNU offers California's only master's degree in general biology designed for educators. Earn your master of arts or master of science in biology.


Ministry >
Earn your master of ministry or your master of divinity. PLNU also offers several opportunities for professional and personal spiritual development.




Regional Centers

Bakersfield >
Offering degrees in education.

San Diego - Mission Valley >
Offering degrees in education, business, ministry, and biology.

San Diego - Liberty Station >
Offering degrees in nursing, our 5th Year MBA, and PLNU Extended Studies.




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