Pastoral Studies

Azusa Pacific University

24 months
555 USD/credit
555 USD/credit
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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.

Programme Structure

  • Torah and Prophets: Exodus-2 Kings
  • Paul the Pastor and Theologian
  • Christian Theology
  • Church History I
  • Church History II
  • Christian Formation and Discipleship
  • Ministry Life and Leadership
  • The Gospels and Christology
  • Community Retreat
  • Mentored Ministry 
  • Servant Leadership and Church Management
  • Contemporary Issues in Ministry
  • The Missional Church
  • Seminar in Ministry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An International Graduate Application form (Apply Online | Download PDF*)
  • $45 nonrefundable application fee
  • A letter to the dean
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Experience or Resume
  • Official university transcripts (Please see the Transcript Policy below.)
  • Official TOEFL (90 iBT M.A./M.S.) or IELTS (7.0 M.A./M.S.) score

Tuition Fee

  • International

    555 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 555 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    555 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 555 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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