Spring 2021 Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog 
    Jul 01, 2022  
Spring 2021 Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Theology and Christian Ministry

Mission Statement

Graduate programs exist primarily as a response to the need for post-graduate theological education for ministry in the Southwest Educational Region of the Church of the Nazarene served by Point Loma Nazarene University. This graduate program exists in a community of learning and living in covenant to Christ, embodied in a Christian liberal arts context. This offers the strength of rich diversity of various Christian traditions and of critical reflection in the inter-disciplinary relationship of learners and leaders. Therefore, those providing leadership in the program see their task as:

  • Preparing both clergy and lay leaders for serving in Christian congregations and related institutions;
  • Preparing scholars for higher education in the public realm, the church, and the academy; and
  • Enlarging the vision of practical theology and Christian mission as a public enterprise, responding to the increasingly complex theological, ethical, and socio-political issues facing the worlds of the present and the future.


Dean: Mark Maddix, Ph.D.
Program Director Master of Arts in Christian Ministry: Mark Maddix, Ph.D.
Program Director Maestría de Artes en Ministerio Cristiano:  Jonathan Salgado, Ph.D

Courses Designed for the Graduate Level

Courses numbered at the 4000 undergraduate level in the School of Theology and Christian Ministry may be approved as electives by the program director. Graduate students taking such courses must meet higher qualitative and quantitative standards in order for the course to qualify for graduate credit. Course content areas cannot be repeated between a student’s undergraduate and graduate programs.

School of Theology and Christian Ministry Courses

Students may not receive graduate credit for a similarly titled course from an undergraduate program.




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