You've heard God's call and are eager to answer. At Palm Beach Atlantic University,
we are eager to help prepare you for the great journey the Lord has in store for you.
The M.Div. is offered in a traditional day format on-ground at the West Palm Beach
campus, or in a non-traditional weekend format at our Orlando campus.
The M.Div. is the "gold standard" for ministry degrees and will prepare you for a
multitude of vocations, whether in a local church, an international context or a parachurch
ministry. We deliver an innovative and rigorous seminary education anchored in the
areas of Bible, languages, history, theology and hands-on practical ministry. Our
apprenticeships afford students the opportunity to apply their learning in vital local
ministries and our thriving seminary community engenders lifelong friendships and
pioneering partnerships in gospel ministry.
The School of Ministry is all about equipping. We equip passionate young people with
the earthly tools and spiritual perspective needed to create positive change in the
world guided by the Word of God. We promise a connected, engaging and fulfilling learning
experience that will equip you to use your gifts for His Glory. Our programs prepare
students through expert instruction in Bible, theology, history and real-world ministry
skills. PBA’s multi-cultural, multi-denominational environment is the perfect to prepare
our seminary students for dynamic gospel ministries in an ever-changing world.
As a student majoring in any of the graduate programs offered in the School of Ministry,
you’ll wade into an ocean of diverse learning opportunities designed to prepare you
to positively impact lives.
Gain specialized training in ministry
Experience spiritual growth with a deeper understanding of God and His Word
Practice your ministry abilities through internships, practicum experiences and field
Our M.Div. degree is on the cutting edge of seminary education in several ways:
A 72 credit-hour M.Div. degree delivered in a traditional day format on-ground at
the West Palm Beach campus, or in a non-traditional weekend format at our Orlando
An advanced seminary education that builds on solid undergraduate preparation in theology and ministry without repeating introductory courses
An innovative seminary education that integrates its curriculum (e.g. 1 Corinthians and Pastoral Leadership) and thus combines knowledge, skills
and character for effective ministerial training
An academic and practical degree that includes a substantive apprenticeship (10-15 hours/week) under the direct supervision of a practicing minister, which provides
valuable hands-on experience
Earn a baccalaureate degree in Christian Ministry or Biblical Studies from a regionally
accredited institution or a baccalaureate degree in another major with successful
completion of 24 hours of specified, pre-requisite coursework on the undergraduate
or graduate level
Achieve cumulative undergraduate minimum GPA of 2.75 or above on a 4.0 scale
A completed online application and $45 non-refundable fee (Click on the drop-down
arrow to select the Graduate application)
Official transcript from college or university where bachelor’s degree was conferred
and from college or university where prerequisite courses were taken
Two specific confidential recommendations (academic and ministerial)
Two specific writing samples (requirements will be provided)
Informed consent form
4. Faculty interview – Once candidates submit all required documents, the complete
application is reviewed by the Graduate Admissions Committee to determine invitations
for an interview.
* International students should inquire about additional admission requirements.
Admissions decision and notification:
Applicants will be notified in writing of the Graduate Admissions Committee’s decision
after completing the interview. To secure a spot in the program, accepted students
must submit a non-refundable $100 depsit, which will be applied to tuition upon enrollment,
no later thsn 30 days before classes begin.