2022-2023 Graduate and Professional Studies Student Handbook 
    Nov 30, 2022  
2022-2023 Graduate and Professional Studies Student Handbook


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.