At a Glance

Program units


Average completion time

2–3 years

Cost per unit


Base cost


Areas of Study

  • Church Leadership and Development (Azusa, Los Angeles, San Diego)
  • Urban Studies (Azusa, Los Angeles, San Diego)
  • Worship Leadership (Azusa)
  • Youth and Family Ministry (Azusa)



*Base Cost (cost per unit x program units) is provided to aid in program comparison only.

All stated financial information is subject to change. For a detailed cost estimate or more information, contact APU's Graduate Student Financial Services.

Beyond Information—Transformation

Preparing for practical, effective ministry starts with a journey of personal transformation, and Azusa Pacific can help you chart a new course in your ministry with the Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies (MAPS) program. Through a combination of classroom instruction—60 units in biblical, theological, and ministerial studies—and supervised ministry experience, students develop a practical theology of church leadership and become proficient in a specialized area of ministry: church leadership and development, urban studies, worship leadership, or youth and family ministry.

Program Highlights

  • Ideal for pastors or lay pastors looking to further their ministry skills.
  • 60-unit total course load allows students to maintain upper-division ministry commitments.
  • 1:20 professor-student ratio optimizes learning.
  • Students may study in Spanish as well as in English.
  • Uses a student’s ministry commitment as a learning venue.

Learn more about the program and our faculty.

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.