School of Theology and 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. 


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

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Our programming falls within two categories:

Practical -

degrees designed to prepare leaders for specific ministry contexts while addressing pertinent cultural issues:

Master of Arts in Pastoral Leadership
Master of Arts in Missional Multiplication
Master of Arts in Urban Ministry
Master of Arts in Family Ministry

Preparatory -

degrees 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.

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.”

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Professional Development

Equipped and engaged employees who work effectively on teams make the largest impact on organizations. Olivet partners with individuals and teams seeking to develop their skills and knowledge by providing workshops, assessments, online courses, mini-MBA programs, career training programs, and global learning opportunities.

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