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About Azusa Pacific Seminary


Azusa Pacific Seminary at Azusa Pacific University is an expansion of an institution that began in 1899 with the formation of the Training School for Christian Workers. Devoted Christian educators from the Evangelical Friends (Quaker) and Methodist churches provided education for ministry at the training school throughout the early part of the 20th century. Today, the graduate school exists to carry on and expand this fundamental purpose of training men and women for effective ministry in the Church and the world, whether as lay persons or as ordained professionals, through its ATS- and WASC-accredited degree programs. The school’s theological stance is Wesleyan.

Mission Statement

Azusa Pacific Seminary, in keeping with its commitment to the centrality of Jesus Christ and the authority of Scripture, prepares men and women for effective, practical ministry in the Church throughout the world by promoting the spiritual, personal, and vocational development of students and by extending theological knowledge through academic inquiry, research, writing, and publication.


Azusa Pacific Seminary is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

ATS Commission on Accrediting
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
Phone: (412) 788-6505
Fax: (412) 788-6510

Western Association of Schools and Colleges
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, CA 94501
Phone: (510) 748-9001
Fax: (510) 748-9797

University Reputation

Azusa Pacific University continues to be recognized annually among the nation’s best colleges, landing in the most prestigious category of U.S.News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2014 rankings (Tier One, No. 173), and being named 1 of 124 institutions in The Princeton Review’s Best Western Colleges 2014.

Programs Offered

Azusa Pacific Seminary offers programs at several campuses throughout Southern California:

Master’s Degrees

Asian Program (graduate theology courses in English and Korean)

Available in Los Angeles; D.Min., M.Div., and MAPS
The Asian Program offers bilingual courses in English and Korean for the various graduate degree programs in the Graduate School of Theology. Blending Korean culture with the principles of God's Word, the program provides academic excellence coupled with practical ministry training.


English program in Azusa, Los Angeles, and San Diego;
Korean program in Los Angeles

The Master of Divinity program prepares men and women for professional ministry in the church by providing solid training in biblical, theological, and ministerial studies.

Maestría en Divinidades (M.Div.)

La Maestría en Divinidades (M.Div.) ofrece al individuo la oportunidad de estudiar profundamente los diferentes aspectos y énfasis del campo teológico y su relación directa con el ámbito ministerial. Este programa promueve la excelencia académica y ministerial, y proporciona la base para aquellos estudiantes que desean obtener un Doctorado en Ministerio (D.Min.). Este programa consta de 90 unidades de estudio.

Maestría en Estudios Pastorales (MAPS)

La Maestría de Artes en Estudios Pastorales (MAPS) está diseñada para equipar a líderes y pastores, de manera práctica, para desempeñar las funciones del ministerio dentro y fuera de la iglesia. Este programa consta de 60 unidades de estudio.

Pastoral Studies, M.A.

English program in Azusa, Los Angeles, and San Diego;
Korean program in Los Angeles

The Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies Program is designed for persons seeking preparation in a specialized field of ministry. Concentrations include church leadership and development, urban studies, worship leadership, and youth ministry.

(Theological Studies), M.A.

English program in Azusa, Los Angeles, and San Diego
The Master of Arts (Theological Studies) is designed for individuals seeking advanced academic training in biblical studies or theology and ethics in preparation for teaching in Christian schools and colleges, or for doctoral studies in Bible or theology and ethics.

Transformational Urban Leadership, M.A.

The Master of Arts in Transformational Urban Leadership (MATUL) is an entirely field-based program that prepares students to implement spiritual, socioeconomic, political, and environmental change throughout the world.

Youth Ministry, M.A.

English program in Azusa
The Master of Arts in Youth Ministry Program prepares men and women for the specialized field of youth ministry.

Doctoral Degrees

Ministry, D.Min.

English program in Azusa and San Diego; Korean program in Los Angeles
The Doctor of Ministry Program renews and transforms ministry leaders, churches, and communities, equipping them to spread the message of Jesus Christ.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.