At a Glance

Program units


Average completion time

3–4 years

Cost per unit


Base cost


Areas of Study

  • Biblical Studies



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

All stated financial information is subject to change. View additional tuition information.

Transform the World with Christ

Preparing for practical, effective ministry starts with a journey of personal transformation, and Azusa Pacific can help you take that next step with the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) program, which equips pastors and lay leaders for professional ministry in the Church. This program gives students basic training in theological and ministerial studies through rigorous coursework and ongoing supervised ministry, preparing them to transform the world with Christ. The program is also available with an emphasis in Biblical Studies.

Meet the Faculty

Gary Black Jr., Ph.D., is an assistant professor of theology at Azusa Pacific Seminary.

Get to know our program faculty.

Program Highlights

  • Learn to navigate the complexities of pastoral work through on-site internships.
  • Develop transformational mentoring relationships with HGST faculty who are equipped with academic credentials and years of ministerial experience.
  • Benefit from an excellent professor-to-student ratio of 1:20.
  • Geared toward the pastor seeking ordination and possibly interested in a D.Min.
  • Earn the recognized theology degree for ordination.
  • Develop foundational understanding of the basics that comprise theological study: Bible, language, ministry, ethics, and practicum training.
  • Institute patterns of effective ministry through a combination of classroom instruction, peer-to-peer learning, and practical application.
  • Utilize resources from church history and systematic theology to shape contemporary ministry.
  • Have global awareness of the church and its ministry.

Learn more about the program and our faculty.


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 secured a place in the most prestigious category of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2016 rankings, placing in Tier One at No. 175 in the National Universities category. In addition, The Princeton Review named APU as 1 of 124 institutions in the 2016 Best Colleges in the West, and G.I. Jobs named APU a Military Friendly School for 2016, placing APU among the top 15 percent of schools in the country helping military students reach their educational dreams.

Note: This information is current for the 2015-16 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.