School of Ministry

Online Bachelor of Arts in Ministry

The Online B.A. in Ministry makes it possible for students with busy lives or those in ministry overseas or rural churches to earn their degree.

Although there are benefits of attending college face-to-face, we recognize that some life situations make that impossible. For instance, those who are already serving in ministry, particularly in rural churches, typically have limited access to theological training and feel unable to move geographically to locations where it is available. Such circumstances make an accredited, online program an attractive option.

The Online Bachelor of Arts in Ministry (EMIN) degree program at Palm Beach University offers a curriculum identical to the on-ground B.A. in Ministry. The course of study is designed to assist you in acquiring and developing the knowledge, skills and character necessary for ministry within a church or parachurch organization. The major presents a balance between biblical, historical, theological and practical ministry skills. While many students completing this major will pursue graduate or seminary education, others may utilize their training upon graduation to begin serving in or to minister more effectively in various capacities on the staff of a church, parachurch or non-profit organization.

Your Courses & Classes

Your Experience

At PBA, you'll learn from top-notch professors and receive a biblically conservative education.

As a Online Ministry major at PBA, you'll:

  • Receive a biblically conservative and multi-denominational education that is SACSCOC accredited
  • Be a student at a university that is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 35 colleges and universities in the nation for online education
  • Participate in synchronous class sessions with high levels of professor and student interaction
  • Have access to courses through standard laptop or desktop computers (Windows, Mac or Linex) INCLUDING mobile devices such as smartphones and digital tablets
  • Receive leading edge courses featuring videos and interactive learning, enhancing rigorous academics
  • Have lectures and lessons available as podcasts or other RSS feeds 

Your Opportunities

In completing this major, you will utilize your training upon graduation to serve in various capacities.

Here is a sampling of possibilities:

  • Pastor (lead, associate, executive)
  • Church planting
  • Director of Children's Ministries
  • Student Ministries 
  • Pastor of Adult Ministries
  • Discipleship Pastor
  • Worship Director
  • Mission Ministry Leader
  • Evangelism
  • Social Work
  • Hospital or Military Chaplain
  • Community Service Director 

Speaking of PBA...

"I chose PBA because it has the major I was looking for and a reputation for incredible professors that care about their students and are also mentors. I was blown away after just the first day of class; I realized how blessed I am. My perspective of education has changed. Prior, my thoughts of school were it was something that I had to do. Now, I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to do this. I am so excited and full of expectation to see what God has in store for me at PBA."

- Amanda White, a student in the EMIN program