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GPSMaster of Ministry

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The MVNU School of Graduate & Professional Studies is proud to offer a Master of Ministry degree program that is intentionally designed for ambitious adults to receive a high-quality education while maintaining personal and professional responsibilities.

Our program is designed to meet the needs of those currently in ministry, pursuing ministry, or exploring bi-vocational ministry. It can be completed in 18 months and is offered entirely online for convenience. In addition to a competitive tuition rate, MVNU is also extending a $5,000 scholarship (awarded as $500 per class) to be applied to the total cost of the program to all new students.

Master of Ministry students will learn to:

  • Understand the biblical, theological, and historical foundations for the practice of ministry
  • Apply these classical disciplines to pastoral ministry tasks and other forms of service
  • Enhance skills for the practice of ministry in leadership, communication, pastoral care, counseling, and education
  • Strengthen the art of proclamation, including interpretation of scripture, application to human need, and communication for evangelism, Christian nurture, and moral challenge
  • Identify the purpose and goals of ministry and develop the disciplines of planning, implementing, and assessing progress toward those goals


Master of Divinity

Through a unique partnership between MVNU and Nazarene Theological Seminary (NTS), students can now earn a Master of Divinity degree from NTS without moving to Kansas City. This program offers a combination of four convenient ways to take classes:

  • Take classes in the Master of Ministry program at MVNU
  • Attend NTS modular classes at MVNU (August / October / January / March)
  • Earn a portion of your credits through NTS online instruction
  • Take video-conferenced classes from NTS on the MVNU campus
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Master’s Choice

MVNU’s Master’s Choice program blends features from MVNU’s Master of Ministry and NTS’ Master of Divinity programs, allowing students to earn two degrees. This program allows students to take Ministry and Divinity courses either individually or simultaneously through a number of convenient delivery methods, such as videoconferencing, online instruction, attending classes on-site, and more!

Credit Hours
Ethical Issues in Ministry 3
The Church in the Twenty-First Century
Biblical Hermeneutics
The Pastor as a Person
Contemporary Approaches to Preaching
Contemporary Theological Issues 3
The Doctrine of Holiness 3
Building Ministry Teams 3
Church Growth 3
Managing the Church 3
Total Program Hours 30

For cost/credit hour click here.

Admission Requirements

Although we try to keep our admissions process as straightforward as possible, our knowledgeable staff is always available and happy to help you.

Admission requirements include:

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).
    • Applicants with a cumulative GPA of 2.0–2.99 may be granted probationary admission to the program. A candidate admitted with probationary status is required to submit a letter detailing his/her improvement plan for success and must earn a minimum grade of B- or better in the first two courses.

Applicants from countries and U.S. territories in which English is not the primary language must also provide recent evidence of proficiency in English by scoring 70 or above on the Internet-based TOEFL with subscores in writing, reading, speaking, and listening of at least 20; or scoring 525 or above on the written TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with subscores in both writing and reading of at least 50. All tests of English proficiency must have been taken in the last 2 years to be considered for acceptance.

How to Apply

  1. Complete your application.
  2. Request all official transcripts to be sent to MVNU from each college or university you have attended to date. Please have your transcripts sent to:
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Attn: GPS Admissions
800 Martinsburg Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050

Official Electronic Transcripts should be sent to

  1. Complete a Registration Agreement form.
  2. Complete an Admission Interview.

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