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If you desire to obtain a broad perspective in theology, the Department of Practical Theology can help. Learn how to develop as an effective Christian leader who grasps the importance of sound theology and values the application of it in church and parachurch settings.

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Practical Theology Covenant

When students declare one of the majors in the Department of Practical Theology, they commit to participate in a community narrative that begins with the signing of a Community Covenant based on the biblical model of faithfulness and mercy. The covenant includes a commitment to integrity, appropriate conduct, local church ministry, academic and university requirements, a submission of references, and participation in required department activities. The Covenant must be submitted to the Department of Practical Theology when the major is declared.

News & Features

  • Azusa Pacific University Joins Landmark Concussion Study

    Azusa Pacific University’s student-athletes will participate in the most comprehensive study of concussion and head-impact exposure ever conducted as part of a joint $30 million initiative by the NCAA and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

  • Jennifer Walsh Addresses Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

    Jennifer E. Walsh, Ph.D., APU's dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and professor of political science, wrote an op-ed ahead of the Supreme Court's same-sex ruling that appears in the Christian Post.

  • Reflections On Charleston

    The tragedy in Charleston forces us to agonize again over the question of why. Perhaps, a better question would be, "What should we do next as followers of Jesus Christ"?