Transform the World with Christ

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—48 units in biblical, theological, and ministerial studies—and supervised ministry experience, students develop a practical theology of church leadership and concentrate on one area of ministry: church leadership and development, urban studies, or general electives. Whichever area you choose, Azusa Pacific will help you transform the world with Christ.

Program Highlights

  • Ideal for pastors or lay pastors looking to further their ministry skills.
  • 48-unit total course load allows students to maintain upper-division ministry commitments.
  • 1:20 professor-student ratio optimizes learning.
  • Students may study in Spanish and Korean 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 University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Azusa Pacific Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).

ATS-Approved Degrees

Azusa Campus
Doctor of Ministry
Master of Divinity
Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies
Master of Arts (Theological Studies)

Los Angeles Regional Site
Korean Doctor of Ministry
Korean Master of Divinity
Korean Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies
Master of Arts (Theological Studies)
Master of Arts in Transformational Urban Leadership

San Diego Regional Campus
Master of Divinity
Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies
Master of Arts (Theological Studies)

The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
Phone: (412) 788-6505
Fax: (412) 788-6510
ats.edu

WASC Senior College and University Commission
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, CA 94501
Phone: (510) 748-9001
Fax: (510) 748-9797
wascsenior.org

University Reputation

Azusa Pacific University secured a place in the most prestigious category of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2017 rankings, placing at No. 183 in Tier One of the National Universities category. In addition, The Princeton Review named APU as 1 of 124 institutions in the 2017 Best Colleges in the West, Forbes ranked APU among the best schools in the nation for 2017, and G.I. Jobs named APU a Military Friendly School for 2017, placing APU among the top 15 percent of schools in the country helping military students reach their education dreams.

Note: This information is current for the 2017-18 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.