School of Ministry

Bachelor of Arts, Ministry

Available: Online

Male student earning an online ministry degree

You feel called to ministry. You desire to make a difference in this world. The Online Bachelor of Arts in Ministry degree program at Palm Beach Atlantic University offers a curriculum identical to the on-ground B.A. in Ministry. We offer guidance that focuses on biblical, historical, theological and practical studies, preparing you to serve in a broad variety of ministries and fulfill your calling. 

Our program delivers specific benefits such as:

  • Up to $3000 in financial aid
  • Streamlined pathways to the Master of Divinity program
  • Gaining knowledge from faculty with experience in practical ministry and academia

Best of all, you don't have to put your whole life on hold to complete your degree.

Online programs make learning more convenient than ever, allowing you to balance work and family. Our virtual experience, developed with you in mind, is challenging, rewarding and focused on fostering a positive learning community.

  • 120 credit hours that consist of 48 general education, 42 in the ministry major and 30 of elective credits – (click here to see degree requirements)
  • Program entry points are fall (August) and spring (January) with application deadlines of August 1 and December 1 
  • Accelerated courses offered online in eight-week terms

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Closer to a degree than you think?

You might be closer to completing your degree than you might think once transfer and Professional Education Credits are applied. Your admission counselor can guide you through this process.

Up to 42 credits of upper-level coursework completed at other regionally accredited colleges will be considered to apply to this degree (transfer). 

Professional Educational Credit for your prior formal training and professional work experience will be considered to apply to this degree.

Admission Requirements

1.    With a minimum of 12 transferrable college credits from a regionally accredited university, your high school transcript is not required. 
2.    Grades of a C- or better will be accepted if completed at a postsecondary regionally accredited institution. Request that your official college transcript(s) be sent electronically to Palm Beach Atlantic University.
3.    If you have completed an Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science degree, you will receive a course-by-course evaluation to determine the number of transfer credits that will apply to your bachelor’s degree.
4.    Submit: 

  • A completed online application and $35 nonrefundable fee ( (Click on the drop-down arrow to select the Undergraduate-Adult Accelerated application)
  • Writing assessment 
  • Online students must submit a federal or state issued photo ID


Admissions decision and notification

Applicants will be notified in writing of the admission decision within two weeks after completing the application and submitting documents. To secure a spot in the program, accepted students must, no later than 30 days before classes begin, submit:

  • A non-refundable $100 deposit, which is applied to tuition upon enrollment


Our grad price calculator can help you determine the costs for a program at PBA

The cost is calculated based on the number of credit hours needed to complete the degree at $475 per credit for attending courses Online plus the Resource Fee of $220 per semester. Students transferring in credit hours or that have completed Professional Education Credit (PEC) may be able to greatly reduce the total number of credit hours needed to complete the program. For specific information, please contact or to learn more.

Use our Adult Tuition Calculator to plan your college expenses.

*Cost based on 2017-2018 fee schedule and is subject to change. Additional fees may apply.

Financial Aid for the Online Ministry Degree

Palm Beach Atlantic makes every effort to offer financial assistance through a variety of programs (federal and institutional) to deserving students. Primary funding for graduate study is provided on the basis of demonstrated financial need in the form of work study awards and student loans. Students must apply for financial aid each year by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA) online at

Learn more about opportunities for Financial Aid*; for questions on work-study or loan eligibility please contact


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