Transform the World with Christ
Preparing for practical, effective ministry starts with a journey of personal transformation, and Azusa Pacific can help you chart a new course in your ministry with the Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies (MAPS) program. Through a combination of classroom instruction—48 units in biblical, theological, and ministerial studies—and supervised ministry experience, students develop a practical theology of church leadership and concentrate on one area of ministry: church leadership and development, urban studies, youth ministry, or general electives. Whichever area you choose, Azusa Pacific will help you transform the world with Christ.
- Ideal for pastors or lay pastors looking to further their ministry skills.
- 48-unit total course load allows students to maintain upper-division ministry commitments.
- 1:20 professor-student ratio optimizes learning.
- Students may study in Spanish and Korean as well as in English.
- Uses a student’s ministry commitment as a learning venue.
Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Azusa Pacific Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).
The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
Phone: (412) 788-6505
Fax: (412) 788-6510
WASC Senior College and University Commission
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, CA 94501
Phone: (510) 748-9001
Fax: (510) 748-9797
U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2023 edition named Azusa Pacific to its list of top national universities and several other significant lists, including First-Year Experiences and Top Performers on Social Mobility. The Princeton Review designated APU as 1 of 126 institutions in the “Best Western Colleges” section of its 2023 Best Colleges guide. APU’s School of Nursing was named a top nursing school in California for 2023 by College Factual and Niche. APU was included as a top-100 degree producer by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education and is a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). Azusa Pacific is also a Military Friendly School and Yellow Ribbon University, serving more than 500 military-connected students and families, and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an R2 Doctoral Research University.
Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.