Theology and Ministry Degree Programs

Grand Canyon University’s theology and ministry degree programs are rooted in biblical truth and designed to strengthen theological knowledge. The mission of GCU’s College of Theology is to “educate students to communicate the gospel effectively, serve the church faithfully and minister with integrity at home and abroad.” Our bachelor’s, master’s and graduate certificate programs readies students to be true servant leaders in their community while teaching them to prepare the next generation of disciples.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, clergy leaders saw a mean annual wage of $51,940 in May 2020.* Workers in other religious occupations like education or social work saw a mean annual wage in 2020 of $33,530.**

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Bachelor’s Theology and Ministry Degrees

Begin your journey of service with a bachelor’s theology and ministry degree from GCU. Our Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies degrees apply theological training with biblical studies to construct a framework of effective learning and ministry. Study for a Bachelor of Arts in Worship Arts to continue your calling in music and worship ministry.

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Master’s Theology and Ministry Degrees

Grand Canyon Theological Seminary (GCTS) is an interdenominational, evangelical seminary that is home to our master’s degree programs. It offers our Master of Divinity which equips bachelor’s-prepared students for various types of ministry. The guiding pillars of the seminary include being gospel centered, church focused and missions oriented, which maintains our purpose of equipping Christian leaders to minister faithfully and effectively.

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Theology and Ministry Graduate Certificate Degrees

Earning your graduate certificate in the College of Theology can be the next step in your ministry service. Our certificate programs train future church leaders with a shorter but expansive curriculum that incorporates biblical and theological instruction. Explore our graduate certificate degrees in biblical foundations, Christian theology and more to prepare for multiple types of ministry and service.

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*The earnings referenced were reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Clergy. They are not calculated using wages from GCU graduates but from workers across the country with varying levels of education and experience, and they reflect a national median wage for this occupation in May 2020. This national data may not accurately reflect earnings of workers in particular parts of the country and include earners at all stages of their career and not solely entry level wages. COVID-19 has adversely affected the global economy and data from 2020 may be atypical compared to prior years. The pandemic may impact the predicted future workforce outcomes indicated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics as well. Accordingly, data shown is based on May 2020.

**The earnings referenced were reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Religious Workers. They are not calculated using wages from GCU graduates but from workers across the country with varying levels of education and experience, and they reflect a national median wage for this occupation in May 2020. This national data may not accurately reflect earnings of workers in particular parts of the country and include earners at all stages of their career and not solely entry level wages. COVID-19 has adversely affected the global economy and data from 2020 may be atypical compared to prior years. The pandemic may impact the predicted future workforce outcomes indicated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics as well. Accordingly, data shown is based on May 2020.

Grand Canyon University's online and evening programs offer the flexibility you need to get ahead, providing a quality education to help you thrive in today's complex world.

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