The School of Ministry

The School of Ministry is the heart of PBA’s faith-based programming, and is where faith-focused students prepare to launch as the next generation of Christian world changers.

Ministry Programs

In partnership with other schools within Palm Beach Atlantic University, we offer three joint/dual degrees. These degree programs require a total of fewer credit hours than required if each degree were earned separately. These three configurations give students the opportunity to engage in integrative interdisciplinary coursework that prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and character for a variety of vocations in Christian ministry.

Christian Studies, M.A. + Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.S. (MACS + MSCMHC)

Christian Studies, M.A. + Community Development, M.S. (MACS + MSCD)

Christian Studies, M.A. + International Development, M.S. (MACS+MSID)

Christian Studies, M.A. + Leadership, M.S. (MACS + MSL)

Master of Divinity + Master of Business Administration (Joint Degree)

Master of Divinity + Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Dual Degrees)

Master of Divinity, M.Div. + Ethics and Organizational Behavior, M.S.

Master of Divinity, M.Div. + Philosophy of Religion, M.A.

What to Expect

As a student majoring in any of the 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
  • Receive sponsorship to attend key missional conferences around the nation
  • Practice your ministry abilities through internships, practicum experiences and field service activities
  • And travel on any of PBA’s more than 20 annual mission trips

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Why Palm Beach Atlantic University?

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.

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Student reads the bible at the front of chapel.
Launching Brighter Futures
Our programs prepare students through expert instruction in Bible, theology, history and real-world application. The multi-cultural, multi-faith environment of South Florida is the perfect location to prepare our seminary students for dynamic gospel ministries in an ever-changing world.
Learn From the Best
When you study ministry at PBA, you’ll learn from faculty who actually wrote the texts from which you will read. They’re the same texts used by other colleges and universities across the country. Our faculty members are respected scholars and theologians, who pour into students' lives both inside and outside of the classroom.The fact that every instructor in the department is directly engaged in local ministry testifies to their commitment to put Christian faith into action.
Launching Brighter Futures
As a graduate of the School of Ministry, you’ll be equipped for any number of opportunities. Some of those roles include: Pastor (lead, associate, executive), Worship Director, Church Planter, Mission Ministry Leader, Director of Children's Ministries , Evangelism Director, Student Ministries, Social Worker, Pastor of Adult Ministries, Hospital or Military Chaplain, Discipleship Pastor, Community Service Director.


Our student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1 means faculty will mentor you.


We offer four chapel services every week, in addition to other events.


We offer 10 Graduate Programs for students to gain expertise in Bible, theology, history with real-world application.

Our Story

Our seminary began only ten years ago with an enthusiastic faculty and fourteen eager students. Our dream then was to be a multi-denominational seminary within the evangelical tradition with one mission: to equip followers of Jesus with the knowledge, skills, and character for twenty-first-century ministry for God’s Kingdom.

Our location is the urban multicultural melting pot of West Palm Beach, the most “never churched” city in America (Barna). Our evangelical commitment is expressed in spiritual formation, theological reflection, and gospel proclamation through word and works.

Our academic community represents the beauty of the diverse and multi-ethnic body of Christ. Our partnerships with over seventy-five dynamic churches across many traditions and cultures invigorate the learning environment.

Today, our exciting journey is one of awe and wonder at God’s faithfulness. Our alumni are thriving in Kingdom work, from pastors to chaplains, from community builders to ministers among displaced peoples, and from Ph.D. students to Bible teachers.

Our story is growing, and we invite you to be part of it!

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