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College of Graduate, Online & Adult Learning


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Adult Undergraduate

125 credits

required for program

Available blended only

Minor Available

125 credits

125 credits

required for program

Available blended only

Minor Available

Prepare to serve God as a ministry professional or by applying the knowledge and skills of ministry to other occupations. The ministries program provides you with the knowledge, skills, and personal values that will prepare you biblically, relationally, and practically, whether you are called to serve in a church, nonprofit, or cross-cultural setting.


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Why study ministries at Northwestern?

Northwestern has been training the next generation of missionaries and ministers for over 100 years. The curriculum for this degree was developed by faculty with practical ministry experience. Each course is structured to allow you to focus on your specific areas of interest and calling. You will be encouraged to pursue personalized internship opportunities and explore ways in which you can immediately apply your coursework to your current ministry or job.

Here you will construct a ministry philosophy to guide you through your ministry and work. You can build your ministry based on the foundations of Northwestern’s rich Christ-centered, evangelical heritage.

This degree is available in a blended format (courses are taught on campus, homework is submitted online). It can be completed in as little as 18 - 22 months.

If you have a heart to serve the Lord through serving others, this might be the right degree for you.

What will you learn?

You will learn to minister effectively and grow closer to God.

Some classes include:

  • Spiritual Formation for Personal Growth
  • Interpersonal Relationships and Family Systems
  • Leadership for Ministry
  • Theology for Ministry
  • Technology in Ministry
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Northwestern has a really good mission and purpose to educate us in the ways of God, but also offers education that focuses on the profession you are going into, whether that's ministries or communications or business. We have an opportunity and a platform to preach Jesus through our lives.
Edward Jefferson

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