School of Theology & Christian Ministry Graduate Programs

Olivet Nazarene University believes in education for ministry professionals, and offers several advanced degree programs for students to pursue a graduate-level education. The graduate programming of the School of Theology and Christian Ministry exists “to educate, equip, and resource the Church and her leaders to bear faithful witness to the Kingdom of God through the work of ministry and theological reflection.” We accomplish this mission by providing an excellent education at an affordable price. Substantial discounts are available for pastoral and ministry leaders.

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Core Values

Guided by six values, our graduate programs provide a comprehensive and holistic approach to biblical studies, theological reflection, and ministry preparation.

STCM Values

Our programming falls within two categories:


These degrees are designed to provide students with a comprehensive, robust theological, biblical, and practical application.

Master of Arts in Ministerial Studies
Master of Arts in Christian Ministry
Master of Ministry
Master of Arts in Religion
Master of Ministry in Spanish
Doctor of Education: Ethical Leadership

Note: We offer a Master of Divinity that can be paired with several of our degrees, providing an opportunity to earn two graduate degrees through study at Olivet Nazarene University.

Phillip Modlin

This program and the investment of a relationship with professors has helped me survive and even grow during a very challenging season as Lead Pastor. The Lord knew, after 22 years in ministry, that I need to reinvest for a new season. Missional Multiplication, here at ONU, has been so enriching.

Mark Frisius, Ph.D.

“I enjoy the opportunity to work with mature students who are committed to getting the most out of their education. As an adjunct, I get to teach in specific areas of my specialty and help guide students on a path of discovery and engagement with historical materials.”

School of Theology & Christian Ministry Faculty

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