At a Glance

Program units

60

Average completion time

2–3 years

Cost per unit

$501

Base cost

$30,060*

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)

Accreditation

ATS, WASC

*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.

Accreditation

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
ats.edu

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

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.

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.