M.A. On Campus

Christian Ministry and Leadership

Biola University

24 months
667 USD/credit
667 USD/credit
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The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry and Leadership at Biola University with concentrations in Pastoral Care and Counseling, and Preaching and Pastoral Ministry is designed as a professional program for specialized ministry.


Christian Ministry and Leadership programme is offered at Biola University.

Key facts:

The Christian Ministry and Leadership degree at Biola University is structured to provide:

  • An understanding of Scriptures for students anticipating Christian ministries that would include pastoral or lay counsel, parachurch organization counseling, women's ministries, specialized "tent-making" occupations in other cultures, lay leaders in the local church and others.
  • A biblical background for those who are preparing for counseling in secular fields.
  • A program of study for missionaries who have only a brief furlough time in which to pursue formal study of the Scriptures and would like to emphasize pastoral counseling or women's ministries.
  • Sustainable skills in specific ministries further developing your abilities and spiritual gifts and strengthening your areas of weakness.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Spiritual Theology and Formation
  • Personal Foundations for Spiritual Formation
  • Spiritual Direction

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


49 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A $65 non-refundable application fee is due when you submit your application. Paying this fee will populate the supplemental application items.
    • Applicants must submit an official transcript from their previous academic institution.
    • Two references are required, including(One pastoral reference; One character reference (someone in a leadership role in your life)
    • two essays: One Christian testimony; One vocational testimony

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    667 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 667 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    667 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 667 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for La Mirada

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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