Master of Arts in Pastoral Leadership

The M.A. in Pastoral Leadership integrates innovation with tradition.


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School of Theology & Christian Ministry

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Olivet Nazarene University possesses a rich heritage of academic excellence in its graduate programs in theology and ministry. This program leverages that tradition into an online format in which leading and experienced practitioners in ministry guide and teach a learning community of practitioners. Both faculty and students are actively engaged in ministry, dealing with real-life situations. The dialogue between theory and practice in real time gives this program its power and effectiveness.

We believe that the best ministry is “practiced theology.” This program is taught by leading pastors, either actively engaged in ministry or with extensive ministerial experience, who also have the appropriate academic credentials (normally a doctorate) and a deep knowledge of theology.

Program Features

A two-year, completely online program designed for serving pastors who desire to integrate theory and praxis to develop a strong “practiced theology” of pastoral leadership. Courses are six-weeks long, completed one at a time, and taught by pastoral leaders who have demonstrated effective leadership in their own ministries.

Curriculum Overview

  • Format: Accelerated online six-week courses, completed one at a time
  • Program Length: 2 years
  • Credit Hours: 36
  • Total Tuition Cost: $450 per credit hour

*Ask about our generous pastoral scholarships!

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