Programs

  • Accounting Major

    The Accounting major surveys the principles, theories, and concepts of the accounting profession while providing an intense review of the economic, quantitative, and managerial aspects of business.

  • Acting for the Stage and Screen Major

    This program prepares students for professional acting careers, as well as graduate studies in performance.

  • Adapted Physical Activity Minor

  • Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization

    This is a secondary authorization that enables the physical education teacher to teach students ranging from preschool through adult school, conduct assessments, and report findings through the Individual Education Plan (IEP) process.

  • Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Certificate

    This specialty certificate is a nondegree course credit option, preparing registered nurses with master’s degrees in nursing to be nurse practitioners for patients across the adult years.

  • Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) Certificate

    This specialty certificate is a non-degree course credit option, preparing registered nurses with master’s degrees in nursing to be nurse practitioners for adults in primary health care settings.

  • Allied Health Major

    Allied Health prepares students for a career or further graduate study in a broad range of allied health careers, applying scientific knowledge to the subject areas of biology, anatomy, physiology, and associated scientific disciplines.

  • Ancient Languages Minor

  • Animation and Visual Effects Major

    The Bachelor of Arts in Animation and Visual Effects will prepare you to make a difference as a skilled animator and storyteller in an influential industry. Hone your artistic ability with courses covering animation’s many facets while making use of a state of the art animation lab, and cultivate your narrative techniques with a comprehensive cinematic arts curriculum.

  • Applied Mathematics Major

    Applied mathematics majors learn to solve problems from a variety of disciplines by developing mathematical models, applying computational algorithms, and analyzing results. Students choose from four concentrations: applied mathematics, applied mathematics: actuarial science (What does an actuary do?), applied mathematics: computer science, and applied mathematics: physics.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Applied Mathematics, Applied Mathematics: Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics: Computer Science, and Applied Mathematics: Physics.

  • Applied Statistics and Analytics, M.S.

    The applied statistics and analytics master’s degree prepares students to become leaders in rapidly growing fields involving data analysis. Students may choose an emphasis in biostatistics or business analytics, as well as choose a part-time or full-time format.

  • Art History Minor

    The Art History minor prepares students to critically engage and obtain knowledge of art history, philosophy, and criticism.

  • Art Major

    Students take courses that provide a broad groundwork in the arts and select an area of specialization, choosing from a variety of courses to streamline their skills.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Studio Art and Teaching/Art Education.

  • Art Minor

  • Art Minor (with concentrations)

    APU's art minor with concentrations enables students to focus on ceramics, crafts, drawing and painting, photography, printmaking, or sculpture.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Ceramics, Crafts, Drawing and Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture.

  • Athletic Coaching Minor

    Academic majors other than physical education may complete 22 units of specific courses for an Athletic Coaching Minor. A coaching practicum or other related field experience, in cooperation with the local schools or other organizations, is required.

  • Athletic Training, M.S.

    The Master of Science in Athletic Training is a full-time residency program that prepares students for successful completion of the national Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) examination and for careers in athletic training.

  • Biblical Studies Major

    Biblical Studies students receive a solid foundation in philosophy, Christian theology and ministry, and the Bible.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Archaeology and Biblical Hermeneutics.

  • Biblical Studies Minor

  • Biochemistry Major

    Biochemistry majors gain a knowledge base of biology and chemistry to relate theories, problem-solving techniques, laboratory applications, and instrumentation procedures in this field of study.

  • Biology Major

    Biology Majors learn traditional biology appropriate for entry into an accredited graduate program and apply the scientific method and appropriate biological knowledge and theories.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Ecological, Molecular, and Organismal.

  • Biology Minor

  • Biotechnology, M.S.

    The master's in biotechnology program prepares students for success in biotechnology careers through coursework and training in areas such as molecular biology, pharmacology of pharmaceutics and biopharmaceutics, bioinformatics, industrial statistics, project management, biotech business ethics, and more.

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Certificate

    Azusa Pacific University’s Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Certificate offers comprehensive preparation in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for successful careers in education, psychology, and social work. Courses are taught by experienced Board Certified Behavior Analysts who currently practice in the field and impart their knowledge at every class session. Approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, APU’s program meets the latest, Fourth Edition Task List requirements set forth by the board.

  • Bridge to BSN

    Designed for Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) students preparing to enter their final year at a community college, the Bridge to BSN sequential enrollment option allows students to get an early start on coursework for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Following completion of the ADN, students transition to Azusa Pacific to complete their BSN.

  • Business Economics Major

    The Business Economics major provides students analytical skills built on a strong general business foundation. This major focuses on business management responsibilities and the improvement in business decision making that comes from a deeper understanding of the economic environment of business including labor, environmental, and international issues.

  • Business Management Major

    This degree develops competence in conceptual, human, and technical skills necessary to enter into both public- and private-sector organizations.

  • Business Management Minor

  • Certificate in TEFL (on campus, online, and field-based)

    APU's Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate suits students who would like to receive the basic qualifications needed to teach in a multicultural setting.

  • Certificate in TESOL (on campus, online, and field-based)

    The Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) gives post-baccalaureate students specialized skills in TESOL. The certificate is ideal for supplementing and enhancing traditional ministry (e.g., translation, literacy, and friendship evangelism) within multicultural or cross-cultural environments.

  • Certificate of Distinction in Biblical Studies

    Students who maintain a GPA of at least 3.5 in their major can earn a Certificate of Distinction in Biblical Studies by completing 24–25 units of upper-division work in biblical studies and biblical languages.

  • Certificate of Distinction in Philosophy

    The Certificate of Distinction in Philosophy recognizes that a student has achieved a superior mastery of courses that provide a strong basis for graduate study in philosophy and in courses that demonstrate the student’s ability to think critically within a specialized area of philosophy.

  • Certificate of Distinction in Theology

    The Certificate of Distinction in Theology acknowledges the achievement of theology majors who exhibit a mastery of coursework in theology in preparation for graduate study by maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or better in 24 units of upper-division work in systematic theology, Church history, and the history of philosophy.

  • Chemistry Major

    Chemistry students learn to apply basic knowledge, theories, and mathematical problem-solving approaches that aid modern discoveries in medicine, pharmacology, and toxicology.

  • Chemistry Minor

  • Child Life, M.S.

    Child life specialists are allied health care professionals who support children and their families facing challenging experiences, particularly traumatic medical situations. Azusa Pacific University’s Master of Science in Child Life program—slated to begin in fall 2017—prepares men and women for this special role.

  • Christian Ministries Major

    Christian Ministries students are provided with a broad perspective in the field of religion and academic preparation combining theory and professional training.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Church and Pastoral Ministries Practices, Intercultural Christian Ministries, Ministry in Urban and Social Service Contexts, Sports Ministry, and Youth Outreach and Discipleship.

  • Christian Ministries Minor

  • Cinematic Arts Major

    The Cinematic Arts major offers four concentrations: Animation, Critical Studies, Entertainment Executive, and Production/Post. A minor is also available in Critical Studies.

  • Cinematic Arts Production Major

    The Cinematic Arts Production major is a robust BFA degree program that equips students with a range of production skills spanning producing, directing, cinematography, and editing.

  • Classics Minor

  • Clear Administrative Services Credential

    For those holding a credential, this advanced training program satisfies the state requirement for professional development and prepares full-time administrators for higher-level positions.

  • Clinical Counseling Certificate

    This four-course certificate program is designed to be an addendum to a candidate’s existing master’s degree coursework. The certificate helps retool and prepare school counselors and school psychologists for the clinical, mental health field.

    Azusa (main campus) and Orange County only
  • Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)

    This practitioner-scholar program combines science and practice, preparing individuals to practice as psychologists. The Psy.D. program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and meets California licensure requirements.

  • Clinical Psychology: Marriage and Family Therapy, M.A. (MFT)

    Theory and hands-on practice prepares counselors to work with individuals, couples, and families by integrating ethics and psychotherapy. The program meets California licensure requirements.

  • College Counseling and Student Development, M.S.

    This program has a rich history of more than 40 years, and its balance of theory and practice prepares graduates for the exciting and ever-changing field of working with today's college students. This cohort-based program can be completed on site in Azusa in two years of internships and coursework. The culminating capstone experience allows students to synthesize their new knowledge for their professional application—for those new to the field and those seeking professional advancement.

  • Commercial Music Major

    The Bachelor of Music in Commercial Music prepares students for careers in both the Christian and secular commercial music industry. Coursework maintains a real-world point of view, reflective of faculty who are primarily working professionals in the field of commercial music.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Audio Recording Track, Commercial Instrumental Track, Commercial Vocal Track, Composing and Arranging Track, and Music Business Track.

  • Communication Studies Major

    The communication studies major offers an in-depth study of communication in various contexts, including but not limited to classes in: rhetoric, argumentation, interpersonal communication, small group communication, organizational communication, conflict management, intercultural communication, and family communication.

  • Communication Studies Minor

    With a Communication Studies minor, students will learn to communicate ideas clearly. Effective communication is key to success in any career or life undertaking. This minor is a wonderful companion to any number of other majors.

  • Composition Major

    The Bachelor of Music in Composition offers excellent preparation for graduate study or work as a professional composer. The program helps students discover a distinctive voice as they develop a portfolio of compositions. In addition to composition, courses in theory, music history, literature, conducting, and technology give students a thorough preparation in comprehensive musicianship.

  • Composition, M.M.

    The Master of Music in Composition prepares musicians for professional careers in the specialized and competitive field of composition and arranging.

  • Computer Information Systems Major

    The Bachelor of Arts in Computer Information Systems (CIS) provides a foundation for students planning a career in the analysis, design, and implementation of information systems.

  • Computer Information Systems Minor

  • Computer Science Major

    The bachelor’s degree in Computer Science prepares students for graduate work in computer science and for careers in fields such as computer programming and software engineering.

  • Computer Science Minor

  • Conducting, M.M.

    The Master of Music in Conducting prepares musicians for professional careers in the specialized and competitive field of conducting.

  • Criminal Justice Major

    The criminal justice major prepares students to apply knowledge of criminal justice and critical analysis of social problems to promote the equitable application of the law for all people and become ethical Christian leaders in public and private organizations intended to make communities safer.

  • 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.

  • Digital Gaming and Interactive Media Major

    Digital Gaming and Interactive Media students benefit from a well-rounded curriculum integrating storytelling, game mechanics, and technical art, preparing them for careers in the video game and interactive media industry.

  • Doctoral-Level Certificate in Strengths-Oriented Higher Education

    The Doctoral-Level Certificate in Strengths-Oriented Higher Education is designed for educators and leaders who already have a master’s degree and wish to deepen their knowledge and application of a strengths development model to their work in higher education.

  • Economics Major

    The economics major prepares students to think critically and analytically and prepares them to address complex problems in a wide variety of settings.

  • Economics Minor

  • Education, M.M.

    The Master of Music Education prepares current and prospective teaching professionals as school music specialists qualified to lead K-12 music programs in both private and public sectors.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Choral and Instrumental.

  • Educational Counseling, M.A.Ed., and embedded School Counseling Credential

    Prepares school counselors to communicate with and guide students of all cultures, socioeconomic levels, and learning abilities. Requirements for the Pupil Personnel Services Credential are embedded within the program.

  • Educational Leadership, Ed.D.

    Prepares graduates to assume elementary and secondary administrative positions at school site, district office or county, state, and federal levels in public or private education.

  • Educational Leadership, M.A., and PASC or PASC Internship (also online)

    Combines the school administration master’s with the PASC credential to comprehensively prepare school administrators in multicultural settings. Emphasizes a strong Christian approach to leadership.

  • Educational Psychology, M.A.Ed., and School Psychology, Ed.S., with embedded School Psychology Credential

    Prepares school psychologists to evaluate and treat students of all cultures, socioeconomic levels, and learning abilities. Requirements for the post-master's Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree and the Pupil Personnel Services Credential are embedded within the program.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Clinical and Educationally Related Mental Health Counseling.

  • Educational and Clinical Counseling, M.A.Ed., and embedded School Counseling Credential

    Prepares candidates to serve as professional counselors in both school and clinical settings. Requirements for the Pupil Personnel Services Credential are embedded within the program, along with the educational requirements for California state licensure as a LPCC.

  • Engineering Major

    The Engineering major equips students with a solid foundation in engineering principals for a variety of fields including aerospace, agriculture, automotive, business, defense, energy, health care, and telecommunications.

  • English Major

    English students develop critical-thinking skills from extensive study of the world’s literature to further their ability to read, write, and analyze well.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Literature, Teaching, and Writing.

  • English Minor

  • English, M.A.

    Azusa Pacific University’s Master of Arts in English provides professional preparation and personal enrichment to graduate students seeking advanced knowledge in the field of literary studies.

  • Entrepreneurship Major

    This major equips students in the basic principles of entrepreneurship and innovation, preparing them for the 21st-century business world.

  • Entrepreneurship Minor

  • Entry-level Master's in Nursing (ELM)

    The Entry-level Master's in Nursing (ELM) program is designed for students who hold baccalaureate or higher degrees in other disciplines, but want to pursue bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing. The program provides students an intensive sequence of pre- and post-licensure study that enables them to become registered nurses (RNs) and receive a BSN, and also leads to the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree with a clinical specialty.

  • Ethnic Studies Minor

    The ethnic studies minor at APU enhances students’ understanding of the experiences of U.S. immigrant populations and communities of color, along with their sensitivity to issues of race, ethnicity, and social class.

  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certificate

    This specialty certificate is a non-degree course credit option, preparing registered nurses with master’s degrees in nursing to be nurse practitioners for family-centered health care.

  • Finance Major

    This program aims to equip students with the theoretical understanding and practical skills necessary to evaluate and direct decisions regarding the allocation of financial resources.

  • Finance Minor

  • Global Studies Major

    Global Studies offers a framework of study for those interested in the diverse and complex interrelations of peoples and nations through the exploration of global issues.

  • Global Studies Minor

  • Graphic Design Major

    The Graphic Design major prepares students to think creatively about visual communication problems by gaining experience in print design, webpage design, digital imaging, and developing design systems.

  • Graphic Design Minor

    Azusa Pacific's Graphic Design minor prepares students to develop creative thinking about visual communication.

  • Higher Education Leadership, Ed.D.

    Qualifies graduates for leadership roles in colleges and universities, especially in student development, academic support, and institutional administration. This is a three-year, 51-unit, cohort-based program offered on the Azusa campus for one week each June and nine weekends a year (Fridays and Saturdays).

    Azusa (main campus) and Low Residency only
  • Higher Education, Ph.D.

    The Ph.D. in Higher Education develops scholars who are able to conduct original research and interpret and communicate the results of that research through their writing, teaching, and leadership. This is a 60-unit, cohort-based program offered on the Azusa campus for two weeks each July and January for four years.

    Azusa (main campus) and Low Residency only
  • History Major

    History majors are instructed in human possibilities and limits through studies in American, European, and world history, as well as focused studies of various historical themes.

  • History Minor

  • Honors Humanities Major

    For students in the Honors College, the Humanities major replaces General Education requirements, allowing students to complete two majors if desired. The program consists of nine courses in which students focus on topics such as leadership, wisdom, and democracy. Throughout these classes, students study the Great Works, including Aristotle, C.S. Lewis, and Mary Wollstonecraft, learning to apply insights to contemporary times.

  • Humanities Minor

    The humanities minor, an option within the Honors College coursework, integrates the great works of literature, philosophy, art, music, science, and theology.

  • Intensive English Programs

    APU's American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI) offers basic, intermediate, and advanced English training certificate programs to assist students with English proficiency skills for entering an American university.

  • Interdisciplinary Studies Major

    The interdisciplinary studies degree allows students to design their bachelor’s degree for their individual career goals, based on an 18-unit core of classes focusing on identifying one's vocation as well as 36 units from the two to three fields of study the student chooses.

  • International Business Major

    International Business incorporates a liberal arts approach to the disciplines of politics and cultural interrelationships as the program surveys the dynamics of an interdependent global business environment.

  • International Health Nursing Minor

    Students interested in expanding their global perspective on health and nursing care may apply to the School of Nursing for acceptance to participate in either a short-term transcultural health nursing experience, an international health nursing semester, or a 16-unit international health nursing minor.

  • International Relations Major

    Through the international relations major, students learn how to make sense of global events, how both peaceful interaction and political crises shape the world, and to articulate Christian perspectives on relations between peoples and nations. Students are equipped for roles in government, including foreign policy formulation or analysis, as well as vocations in international business and trade, foreign aid and development, military and security policy, and international law.

  • International Relations Minor

  • Journalism Major

    The journalism major offers an in-depth study of journalism, cultivating practical experience in writing, reporting, editing, and publication production and management. Students can choose from three concentrations: news and storytelling, media studies, and sports journalism.

    This program offers the following areas of study: News and Storytelling, Media Studies, and Sports Journalism.

  • Journalism Minor

    A Journalism minor equips students with critical thinking skills that will support any major. Learning how to write, communicate, research, and question allows students to engage in reflective, independent thinking and strengthen their ability to reason.

  • Kinesiology Major

    Exercise, movement, and sport help others thrive by improving health, fitness, and quality of life across the lifespan. APU's kinesiology major equips students for a variety of careers in these areas.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Health Professions, Applied Exercise Science, and Physical Education.

  • Leadership Minor (also online)

    The Leadership Minor encourages students to pursue excellence in their chosen major while also seeking proficiency as strengths-driven leaders. Students in the minor learn about whole-person development, leadership and virtue, the role of personal strengths and skills in leadership, and how to lead as agents of change.

  • Leadership, M.A. (also online)

    This interdisciplinary, intercultural, international program hones leadership skills through experiential study of organizational life and action research.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Executive Leadership, Leadership Development, and Sport Management.

    Azusa (main campus) and Online only
  • Learning and Technology, M.A.Ed., and Mild/Moderate Disabilities Education Specialist Credential

    Learn how to make a difference in special needs classrooms. Expert faculty instruct and guide from a distinctly Christian perspective, leading to a compassionate, caring, and ethical approach to teaching. Candidates build the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to help all students learn through engaging, technology-driven experiences.

  • Learning and Technology, M.A.Ed., and Moderate/Severe Disabilities Education Specialist Credential

    This program empowers candidates to effectively integrate technology into the special needs classroom. Coursework delves into instructional strategy, behavioral support, intervention, and assessment for students with moderate/severe disabilities, as well as core classes in educational technology and learning.

  • Learning and Technology, M.A.Ed., and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

    The Master of Arts in Education: Learning and Technology focuses on foundational tools for teachers to design and implement instructional experiences that integrate technology throughout the curriculum. Graduates gain essential skills and knowledge in a variety of areas, including instructional video, web tools for enhanced interactive learning, digital communications, and emerging trends in the field.

  • Learning and Technology, M.A.Ed., and Single Subject Teaching Credential

    The learning and technology program focuses on foundational tools for teachers to design and implement instructional experiences that integrate technology throughout the curriculum. Graduates gain essential skills and knowledge in a variety of areas, including instructional video, web tools for enhanced interactive learning, digital communications, and emerging trends in the field.

  • Liberal Studies Major

    The Liberal Studies degree provides future teacher candidates planning to be elementary school teachers with a broad knowledge base possible to teach up to a basic ninth-grade-level subject.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Art, English, Math, Music, Physical Education, Psychology, Science, Social Science, Spanish, and Special Education.

  • Liberal Studies Minor

    The liberal studies minor consists of 22-23 units in a multidisciplinary program that offers elementary subject matter preparation along with practical field experience. The program provides students an understanding of the impact of culture on education in addition to varied opportunities to gain the skills needed to serve in today's educational world.

  • M.A. in Music Entrepreneurship

    The Master of Arts in Music Entrepreneurship equips talented independent musicians and managers with the business acumen they need to thrive in the competitive, ever-changing music industry.

  • M.Div.

    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.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Biblical Studies.

  • MFA in Visual Art

    APU’s 37-month, low-residency MFA program accommodates the working artist/educator and centers primarily on studio activity and the integration of faith and art. Students engage in highly collaborative relationships with MFA program mentor-professors, enabling artists to hone their talent through critique and individual instruction.

    Azusa (main campus) and Low Residency only
  • MSN in Healthcare Administration and Leadership (also online)

    APU's Master of Science in Nursing in Healthcare Administration and Leadership program is designed for registered nurses with a bachelor’s degree in nursing who are interested in pursing healthcare administration careers in myriad healthcare settings.

  • MSN in Nursing Education (also online)

    The master's in nursing education program provides comprehensive preparation to become a nurse educator. Using technology and teaching-learning methods taught by experienced nursing faculty, students develop the competencies and skills required to train the next generation of nursing professionals, leaders, and researchers.

  • MSN with CNS Specialties

    The Master of Science in Nursing with Clinical Nurse Specialties (CNS) offers the Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist and the Parent-Child Clinical Nurse Specialist. These two clinical areas of content and advanced practice prepare nurses to work in acute, primary, or long-term care settings.

    Azusa (main campus) and San Diego only
  • MSN with NP Specialties

    The Master of Science in Nursing with Nurse Practitioner (NP) Specialties offers the Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) specialties. These three clinical areas of content and advanced practice prepare nurses to work with patients across the adult years, throughout the human lifespan, or in the psychiatric and mental health settings.

  • MSN with SNSC Specialty

    The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with School Nurse Services Credential (SNSC) prepares nurses to be effective practitioners of school health. Throughout the program, students develop theoretical and practical expertise in nursing and education applied to basic health services in the public schools (K-12).

  • MSN with SNSC and FNP Certificate

    This combined program allows students to earn a master’s degree along with the School Nurse Services Certificate, including a specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), preparing them for certification by the state of California and for national certification.

  • MSN with SNSC and PNP Certificate

    This combined program allows students to earn a master’s degree along with the School Nurse Services Certificate, including a specialization in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP), preparing them for certification by the state of California and for national certification.

  • 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.

  • Marketing Major

    The Marketing major provides students with a strong general business foundation, plus marketing courses that address the primary functional concerns of marketing in industry and commerce.

  • Marketing Minor

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) (also online)

    The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program teaches working professionals the key concepts and skills, both analytical and relational, to be successful managers and leaders in business and society.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Marketing, Organizational Science, and Sport Management.

  • Master of Business Management (also online)

    Through the MBM program, students gain relevant business and leadership strategies without a financial emphasis. Hands-on learning enables students to implement management principles in the modern workplace, while learning to positively steer organizational change and create a culture of teamwork.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, International Business, Marketing, Organizational Development and Change, Organizational Science, and Sport Management.

  • Master of Professional Accountancy

    The Master of Professional Accountancy degree is designed to equip ethical leaders in the financial fields. The master’s degree in accounting emphasizes preparation for the CPA exam and real-world experience through internships and job placement for graduates. This full-time, intensive program for recent graduates allows students to complete an advanced degree in just one year.

  • Master of Public Health (MPH)

    The MPH degree prepares students to be leaders in public health and increase wellness in various populations.

    Azusa (main campus) and Monrovia only
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

    Nationally accredited, the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) prepares students in advanced theory and practice in a specialized clinical area of nursing. Upon completion, students will meet all the requirements to be certified and will be nationally board eligible. Note: Students pursuing an MSN must also complete coursework for a specialized clinical area of nursing.

  • Master of Social Work (MSW)

    Azusa Pacific’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program equips social work professionals for careers dedicated to improving the lives of others in a variety of settings, including advanced-level practitioners, clinicians, supervisors, and managers, as well as leadership roles in community and program development. A combination of rigorous coursework and internship opportunities provide the tools you’ll need to help others thrive. Full-time, part-time, and Advanced Standing options are available.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Clinical Practice with Individuals and Families and Community Leadership and Program Administration.

  • Mathematics Major

    The mathematics major is an ideal preparation for a variety of analytical careers. Mathematics majors often choose to minor in physics, computer science, finance, economics, business management, or some other discipline. Students who plan to teach at the secondary level should choose the secondary math education track, which waives the CSET exam.

    This program offers the following areas of study: General Mathematics and Secondary Math Education.

  • Mathematics Minor

    The mathematics minor provides a flexible way for any student to develop his or her quantitative and analytical thinking skills. For students with AP Calculus credit, the minor requires just 12-16 additional units.

  • Mild/Moderate Disabilities Education Specialist Credential

    This special education credential program prepares educators to skillfully and compassionately guide mild to moderately disabled students.

  • Moderate/Severe Disabilities Education Specialist Credential

    This special education credential program prepares educators to skillfully and compassionately guide moderately to severely disabled students.

  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

    The standalone credential program offers streamlined preparation for teaching positions at the elementary and middle school levels (K–8). Combining comprehensive methods courses with practical classroom application and clinical practice, the program enables candidates to serve the unique academic needs of students from diverse backgrounds.

  • Music Education (Pre-Teacher Certification) Major

    The Bachelor of Music in Music Education (Pre-Teacher Certification) program trains future music teachers in all areas including choral, instrumental, and general music, offering preparation in the necessary skills, knowledge, and appropriate methodologies for success at all levels of music education within California.

  • Music Major

    The Bachelor of Arts in Music offers a comprehensive music education for students interested in teaching, performance, or music theory. The program includes an ensemble requirement and emphases that develop skills in composition and performance.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Music Theory and Performance.

  • Music Minor

  • Music and Worship Major

    The Bachelor of Music with an emphasis in Music and Worship provides the student with a broad perspective in the field of music ministry and consists of academic preparation in music, Christian ministry, and practical theology. Graduates are given the tools needed to minister effectively in an ever-changing music ministry environment, and they are prepared for more specialized graduate study in music or Christian ministry.

  • Nursing Education Certificate

    The Nursing Education Post-Master’s Certificate prepares nurses for teaching roles in various clinical and/or academic settings. This certificate builds on skills and knowledge obtained in a master’s of science in nursing program.

  • Nursing Major

    The BSN (traditional program) is designed for recent high school graduates. Nursing students receive professional accreditation and clinical practice for their freshman through senior years, and are eligible for public health certification following graduation.

  • Nutrition Minor

    The minor in nutrition is available to any APU student interested in expanding their skills in this specialized area of preventative health. Emphasis within this minor is on the four pillars of healthful lifestyle: physical activity, good diet, healthy choices, and preventative screening—all crucial for national health.

  • Organizational Psychology, M.S.

    The M.S. in Organizational Psychology prepares students to diagnose and improve organizational health and to build and develop successful teams. This Christ-centered program prepares graduates to champion and endorse people, care, and wellness within organizations.

  • PPS: School Counseling Credential

    This credential program is designed for students who have already earned a Master of Arts in Education: Educational Psychology and PPS Credential in School Psychology.

  • PPS: School Psychology Credential

    This credential program is designed for students who have already earned a Master of Arts in Education: Educational Counseling and PPS Credential in School Counseling.

  • 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 those seeking preparation in a specialized field of ministry. Concentrations include church leadership and development, urban studies, and worship leadership.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Church Leadership and Development (Azusa, Los Angeles, San Diego) and Urban Studies (Azusa, Los Angeles, San Diego).

  • Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Certificate

    This specialty certificate is a non-degree course credit option, preparing registered nurses with master’s degrees in nursing to be nurse practitioners in areas such as pediatrics or obstetrics for content and practice.

  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) Certificate

    This specialty certificate is a non-degree course credit option, preparing registered nurses with master’s degrees in nursing to be nurse practitioners with infants and children in primary health care settings.

  • Performance Major

    The Bachelor of Music in Performance program is tailored to students desiring a career in performance, pedagogy (private teaching), or to pursue advanced degrees in performance. The performance emphasis is offered in voice, piano, organ, guitar, trumpet, trombone, baritone, euphonium, tuba, French horn, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, violin, viola, cello, bass, percussion, and harp.

  • Performance, M.M.

    The Master of Music in Performance allows specialization in instrumental performance, keyboard collaborative arts, piano and organ performance, and vocal performance.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Instrumental, Keyboard Collaborative Arts, Piano and Organ, and Vocal.

  • Philosophical Apologetics Minor

  • Philosophy Major

    Philosophy students gain historical perspectives on philosophical concepts, principles for careful thought, and study of specific topics.

  • Philosophy Minor

  • Physical Education, M.A., and Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization

    Designed for candidates who possess a teaching credential in physical education and who seek to teach both adapted physical education and general physical education at the K–12 and community college levels.

  • Physical Education, M.A., and Single Subject Teaching Credential

    Build the skills needed to teach physical education and coach at the K-12, junior college, and four-year university levels. Coursework covers advanced topics in physical education, ranging from sociological and ethical issues, to leadership and administration. Note: Only the master’s portion of this program is available online.

  • Physical Education, M.S. (also online)

    Prepares candidates to advance their careers, increase their marketability, and gain opportunities in a variety of positions connected to physical education, athletics, and exercise science.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Sport Management (also online).

    Azusa (main campus) and Online only
  • Physical Therapy Postprofessional Clinical Fellowship

    This fellowship offers clinical training of physical therapists to accelerate their professional development in becoming highly skilled patient-care providers, resources, educators, and mentors to others in the communities they serve, as well as competent consumers of and contributors to the scientific literature.

  • Physical Therapy, DPT

    Emphasizes the scientific basis of human structure and movement, the spiritual basis of human worth, and the integration of these elements into a comprehensive approach to evaluation and treatment. Graduates gain a solid generalist perspective of patient care in a variety of professional treatment settings.

  • Physics Major

    Physics majors develop analytical skills and problem-solving abilities that prepare them for a wide variety of technical careers or further studies in physics, engineering, materials science, geophysics, biophysics, electronics, chemistry, or aerospace, or for a physics teaching career. Physics majors can earn a mathematics minor by taking just one additional math course.

  • Physics Minor

    The physics minor is ideal for students majoring in mathematics, chemistry, or biology.

  • Political Science Major

    The Political Science major prepares students to take an informed, intelligent, and leading role in the affairs of their community, country, and world.

  • Political Science Minor

  • Post-Master's Certificate in Healthcare Administration and Leadership

    The Post-Master’s Certificate in Healthcare Administration and Leadership prepares students for administration of nursing service in a variety of health care settings. Coursework focuses on combining the resources of nursing, organizational development, and business management.

  • Practical and Professional Ethics Minor

  • Prelaw Minor

    This minor helps prepare students interested in law school. It includes courses in political science, criminal law, constitutional law, and political philosophy.

  • Preliminary Administrative Services Credential or Internship Credential (PASC) (also online)

    This program allows candidates to complete their credential while filling an administrative position under university and district supervision, gaining leadership skills from an ethical approach.

  • Premedical/Predental Track

    APU’s premedical/predental track prepares students with the science and other prerequisite coursework necessary for success in medical and dental programs.

  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Certificate

    The PMHNP certificate prepares nurses to work with patients experiencing severe mental illness to determine biopsychosocial health care needs within a complex and changing environment.

  • Psychology Majors

    Students in either the B.A. in Psychology or B.S. in Psychology attain a greater understanding of human behavior, acquiring skills applicable to a variety of professional areas or graduate and doctoral studies.

  • Psychology Minor

  • Public Relations Major

    The Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations prepares students to become outstanding public relations professionals and difference makers in the field. Focusing on a combination of theory and practice, students gain knowledge and skills needed to succeed in public relations careers such as nonprofit and social causes, sports PR, event planning, and public relations in entertainment.

  • Public Relations Minor

    The public relations minor allows students interested in another major and public relations to gain an understanding of the field and how it impacts other areas.

  • Religious Studies Major

    This program provides a strong framework for students to engage people of other religious traditions respectfully and from a place of sincere Christian faith, awareness, and praxis.

  • Religious Studies Minor

  • Research Psychology and Data Analysis, M.S.

    The Master of Science in Research Psychology and Data Analysis program prepares students with the advanced skills and experiences to be competitive for doctoral programs and pursue careers in psychological research. Work one-on-one with faculty research advisors in a number of psychology-related areas, including substance abuse, social, clinical, cognitive, and more.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Data Analytics and Research Marketing.

  • School Nurse Services Credential (SNSC)

    The School Nurse Services Credential (SNSC) prepares nurses who have completed a bachelor's degree to be effective practitioners of health in schools.

  • Screen Studies Minor

  • Screenwriting Major

    The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Screenwriting degree is an intensive four-year training program designed to equip students for professional writing careers in the entertainment industry.

  • Screenwriting Minor

  • Screenwriting, M.A.

    The master's in screenwriting program prepares writers with literary talent and strong motivation to tell substantive stories that point audiences toward truth and beauty, while exploring the dialogue between faith and cinematic arts.

  • Single Subject Teaching Credential

    Prepare for teaching positions at the middle and high school levels (7–12) with this standalone credential program that blends foundational learning, specialization courses, and clinical practice in a streamlined format. Teacher candidates gain skills to creatively and collaboratively enhance student learning and achievement in their classrooms.

  • Social Science Major

    This major provides future teachers an integrated study of social sciences which help develop analytical skill, comparative perspective, critical judgment, and a knowledge base about the world.

  • Social Work Major

    The social work major prepares students with knowledge, values, and skills for generalist social work professional practice in work with diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities, both locally and globally.

  • Sociology Major

    Sociology students study a broad range of social behaviors from intimate family to the hostile mob, from crime to religion, and from the divisions of race and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture.

  • Sociology Minor

  • Spanish Major

    The Spanish program seeks to guide student development in Spanish conversation, develop reading and compositional skills, and heighten cultural sensitivity.

  • Spanish Minor

  • Special Education, M.A.Ed., and Mild/Moderate Disabilities Education Specialist Credential

    This program prepares educators to effectively teach students with special learning needs, including specific learning or language disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, emotional difficulties, and behavioral disorders. Course content enables candidates to take what they learn and immediately apply it in the teaching environment.

  • Special Education, M.A.Ed., and Moderate/Severe Disabilities Education Specialist Credential

    Develop advanced skills to serve students with special needs. The program provides an essential foundation of special education theory, methods, and practical teaching experience. Candidates explore relevant issues, including behavior support, inclusion strategies, and modified classroom instruction.

  • Sports Ministry Minor

  • Statistics Minor

    Students with any major or minor are eligible to earn the statistics minor. In particular, a student is permitted to earn both the statistics minor and the mathematics minor.

  • Substance Use Disorders Certificate

    For individuals with an MFT degree, the Substance Use Disorders certificate allows you to expand your skills and establish a competency that historically has only been afforded to those working in the substance use disorders field. As primary care physicians, mental health providers, and substance use providers coalesce into whole person care, you will be a part of cutting-edge treatment.

  • TESOL Minor

  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, M.A. (on campus, online, and field-based)

    APU’s Master of Arts in TESOL provides comprehensive preparation in English language teaching for those seeking careers in U.S.-based institutions or schools around the world. Students develop a theoretical foundation along with practical preparation for diverse teaching scenarios and environments. The program is offered on-campus in Azusa, online, and in a field-based format.

  • Teaching, M.A.Ed., and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

    Blending practitioner-based courses with graduate work in research and best practices, this program prepares teachers for positions at the elementary and middle school levels (K–8). Methods coursework and practical classroom training create a lasting learning experience for educators.

  • Teaching, M.A.Ed., and Single Subject Teaching Credential

    This program equips teachers for the middle and high school levels (7–12), and as K–12 specialists in art, music, and physical education. Candidates complete advanced coursework in research and best practices, and apply new teaching-methods knowledge directly in the classroom to enhance student learning.

  • Theater Arts Major

    This program offers a broad range of courses that focus on education, design and technical production, directing, playwriting, drama ministry, and theater for social change.

  • Theater Arts Minor

  • (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.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Biblical Studies and Theology and Ethics.

  • Theology Major

    Theology majors will be equipped for further theological studies, service in the Church, and participation in the concrete work of justice in today’s world by thoughtful devotion to the God of the Gospel. Students may also choose from three optional concentrations.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Church History, Historical and Systematic Theology, and Systematic Theology.

  • Theology Minor

  • Visual Art Major

    The BFA is the professional undergraduate degree that is highly desired by serious students intent on pursuing careers or advanced degrees in the visual arts. Students have the flexibility to choose one of nine concentrations that is best suited to their academic and career goals.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, Interdisciplinary, Photography, and Sculpture.

  • Vocational Development Minor

  • Worship Leadership Minor

  • Youth Outreach and Discipleship Minor

  • Youth and Family Ministries Major

    Youth and family ministries students gain tools to develop a ministry of theory and practice to apply in future church leadership roles.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Church and Pastoral Ministries Practices, Intercultural Christian Ministries, Ministry in Urban and Social Service Contexts, Sports Ministry, and Youth Outreach and Discipleship.

  • Youth and Family Ministries Minor