Fascinated by God’s Word? Work in or feel called to ministry? Want to pursue advanced academic study or a career in teaching? In PLNU’s School of Theology and Christian Ministry, you will learn from inspiring professors with expertise in areas such as: Wesleyan thought, biblical scholarship, ethics, the relationship between religion and science, women in ministry, and the complex relationship between other religious traditions and Christian faith and practice. 

This program consists of eight courses combined with two elective courses in the School of Theology and Christian Ministry. These classes can also be taken for continuing education units.

Admission requires an undergraduate degree and at least one year of intensive, practical ministry experience. Rolling admission allows you to begin the program any time during the year. 

 

WHAT WE OFFER

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

In the Master of Ministry program, you will engage biblical-theological resources directly related to ministry effectiveness, leadership development, missional strategy, church health, pastoral well-being, and more. Courses are offered four to five times a year in weeklong intensives coupled with pre- and post-course assignments. Each course is team-taught by PLNU faculty and guest instructors who bring unique expertise to the subject matter. This approach will enable you to translate what you learn in the classroom into your daily ministry practice. 

This program consists of eight courses combined with two elective courses in the School of Theology and Christian Ministry. These classes can also be taken for continuing education units.

Admission requires an undergraduate degree and at least one year of intensive, practical ministry experience. Rolling admission allows you to begin the program any time during the year. 

 

 

AT A GLANCE

Average Completion Time2 1/2-3 years
Cost (per unit)$225
Program Format

4-day classroom seminars 4-5 times a year

Location

Point Loma Campus 

 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

H. Orton Wiley Lecture Series

Since 1951, the graduate faculty of he School of Theology and Christian Ministry has been annual host to the H. Orton Wiley Lectures. The lectures promote scholarship in the Wesleyan-Arminian tradition, and they attract scholars of national - and even international - acclaim. Lecture topics may focus on theology, biblical studies church history, Wesleyan studies, ethics, or philosophy. 

Center for Pastoral Leadership
If you are currently in ministry or aspire to be, you’ll be glad to know that PLNU maintains close ties with churches and ministry leaders through the Center for Pastoral Leadership. The CPL is a resource to ministry leaders by enabling times of renewal and providing opportunities for leaders to relate to one another through the conferences, seminars, workshops, forums, and retreats held throughout the year. 

Office of Church Relations

A central component of the Center for Pastoral Leadership is the Office of Church Relations. Besides ministering to pastors on a daily basis and providing ongoing services and resources to churches, the office also links students and churches for internships and connects churches and ministry leaders for full- and part-time positions. As a graduate student, you can benefit from building relationships with the leaders and churches served by Church Relations.


Watch this 30-second video to learn more about PLNU Graduate Studies, where you’ll learn from a balanced perspective and graduate with the capacity to think critically, engage issues with your mind and heart, and make decisions that make a difference.

 

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