B.A. + M.A. in Preaching and Pastoral Ministry

The B.A. + M.A. in preaching and pastoral ministry is a unique program that allows you to prepare for Christian ministry by completing your bachelor's degree and master's degree in just five years. During the course of the five years, you will be trained in Bible, theology, ministry skills and preaching, and you will grow personally as you interact with experienced pastors and professors.

The B.A. + M.A. in preaching and pastoral ministry has three stages:

  1. Sophomore and junior year: preaching and pastoral ministry concentration in the B.A. in biblical and theological studies degree. You can start this program in your sophomore year after applying at the end of your freshman year. Some students may be allowed to begin in their junior year. The concentration requires involvement in co-curricular activities that will help shape your spiritual life and your ministry.
  2. Senior year: take both B.A. and M.A. classes. If you successfully complete the requirements of the concentration in the sophomore and junior year, then you begin taking seminary classes in your senior year. This requires a successful application to the graduate program at the end of the junior year. At the end of your senior year, you can earn your B.A., and you will be well on the way toward your M.A. in preaching and pastoral ministry.
  3. Fifth year: complete the M.A. in preaching and pastoral ministry. During the fifth year, you complete the requirements for the preaching and pastoral ministry concentration in the M.A. in Christian ministry and leadership.

If you have more questions about the program, contact the director, Dr. Gary Manning, at gary.manning@biola.edu.

Current Students

Current students may apply for this concentration during their freshman or sophomore year. Learn More