Ministry Programs
School of Theology and Philosophy Graduate Programs

A call to serve is a call to prepare for ministry in a variety of ways. The mission of the School of Theology and Philosophy is to:
  • Guide students in defining and understanding the reality and the implications of God's call upon their lives,
  • Challenge students toward a global mission and servant's heart, and
  • Enable students to serve by providing practical experiences.

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Become empowered by the Holy Spirit and grow spiritually as you fulfill this calling.

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Master of Ministry

MVNU now offers two ways to earn a Master of Ministry:

  • Module-based - Attend classes in one-week intensives at the Mount Vernon campus and complete the degree on a flexible time frame within 2 - 6 years.
  • Church-based - Intern with an Ohio teaching church, attend classes on Mondays at one of four MVNU sites, and complete the degree in 3 semesters (11 months).
Master of Divinity

Through a unique partnership between MVNU and Nazarene Theological Seminary, students can now earn a Master of Divinity from NTS without moving to Kansas City. This program offers a combination of three 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 online instruction
    Program Features
    • 76-hour degree program
    • Intensive module courses taught by full-time and adjunct NTS faculty
    • Up to 30 hours in M.Min. courses from MVNU
    • Innovative online course offerings
Master's Choice

Through the unique Masterís Choice program students have the opportunity to earn two degrees, the Master of Ministry and the Master of Divinity. This program combines features from the Master of Ministry and Master of Divinity programs giving students more control, flexibility, and choices as they pursue their educational goals.

Students enrolled in the Masterís Choice program have the opportunity to earn the Master of Ministry degree (MVNU) and also take classes from NTS (located on the campus of MVNU) to earn the Master of Divinity. These classes may be taken simultaneously provided pre-requisite courses are met and students may utilize up to three different delivery methods of course presentation.

    Program Features
    • Choice of one degree or two -- Master of Ministry and / or Master of Divinity
    • Choice of taking courses individually or simultaneously
    • Choice of course delivery method:
      • 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 online instruction
    • 76-hour MDiv program Ė 46 hours beyond Master of Ministry
    • Earn the Nazarene Theological Seminary MDiv degree without having to move!

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