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Graduate School of Theology

Northwest Nazarene University’s Graduate School of Theology offers both Master of Divinity and Master of Arts degrees. These professional graduate degrees prepare women and men for vocational ministry and also offer students opportunities to focus their studies around a specialization of their own choosing. The Graduate School of Theology offers the following programs:
 
  • Master of Divinity with specializations in:
    • Missional Leadership
    • Spiritual Formation
    • Youth, Children and Family Ministry
  • Master of Arts: Leadership and Formation with specializations in:
    • Missional Leadership
    • Spiritual Formation
    • Youth, Children and Family Ministry
  • Master of Arts: Pastoral Ministry
All of NNU's Master of Divinity and Master of Arts programs are fully online, with no residential requirements. Prospective students with a baccalaureate degree from a variety of undergraduate majors are encouraged to apply.
 
NNU's Graduate School of Theology has the historic distinction of being the first institution with fully online programs ever to be granted full membership by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). The Master of Divinity and the Master of Arts: Pastoral Ministry programs are both recognized by the Church of the Nazarene's International Course of Study Advisory Committee (ICOSAC) as validated courses of study, meeting the educational requirements for ordination in the denomination.

Faculty: Jay Akkerman (Director), Joseph Bankard, Joe Gorman, Mike Kipp, Diane Leclerc, Brent Peterson, Stephen Riley, Christina Smerick, Richard Thompson, Celia Wolff