2016-2017 Graduate and Professional Studies Student Handbook 
    Sep 25, 2022  
2016-2017 Graduate and Professional Studies Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Welcome to Point Loma Nazarene University.

In order to truly understand an institution, you must understand its purpose. Point Loma Nazarene University is committed to faith and learning - the uniting of heart and mind. We want students not only to accumulate credits toward a degree but to become individuals who think and live intentionally as Christians in all of their endeavors.

Jesus presents this challenge of the fullness of life in His greatest commandment: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:37-38)

A natural outcome of combining faith and learning is the desire to serve others and to make a difference. That’s why our mission commits PLNU to be a university where “minds are engaged and challenged, character is modeled and formed, and service becomes an expression of faith.”

We strive toward this purpose as a community - one that worships, studies, plays, questions, challenges and encourages one another. That’s what Point Loma Nazarene University is about. It’s why I love this place, and it’s why I’m so honored to welcome you here.



Bob Brower, Ph.D.