B.A., Ministry

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Palm Beach Atlantic University

Bachelor of Arts, Ministry

The accredited online Bachelor of Arts in Ministry degree program at Palm Beach University offers a curriculum that will prepare you to build and grow effective ministries and jump right into a broad variety of ministries upon graduation. The University's unique guidance focuses on biblical, historical, theological, and practical studies. Combined with our thriving community connections, this degree will help you develop skills to improve the lives of others through your efforts within a church, parachurch, or even through secular agencies.

Our online program is a great option for adults who are already serving in ministry or have limited access to theological training in their local area. This program allows you to apply your real-world experience, coursework, and professional education credits toward your degree.

What can I do with this degree?

Here are some common professional paths for graduates:

  • Pastor 
  • Counselor
  • Director of Student Ministries
  • Worship Director
  • Community Services Director
  • And more!

What’s in it for you:

  • A personal coach to guide you through the enrollment process and along the path to graduation.
  • 100% fully online classes.
  • Credit for college credits previously earned from accredited institutions.
  • Scholarships, financial aid and grants for eligible students.

Admission Requirements

1. Submit online application

Undergraduate (Adult Accelerated Only)

2. All online students

  • Must submit a federal or state issued photo ID during the application process for authentication purposes, on ground students will be required to submit this ID when receiving your PBA ID card.

3. Request your official college transcript(s) and/or official high school transcript (or GED)

  • Your high school transcript is not required if you have at least 12 transferrable college credits from a regionally accredited university.
  • International college/university transcripts must be evaluated and translated by a professional evaluation company recognized by NACES such as Josef Silny and Associates. You will need a course by course evaluation of your credits, and the evaluation should also include your GPA calculation.
  • Please send transcripts to the following address:

Palm Beach Atlantic University
Attention: Admissions
901 South Flagler Drive
PO Box 24708
West Palm Beach, FL

Official transcripts may also be sent electronically (e-transcripts) directly to PBA at: Data_team@pba.edu
(Faxes and emails are considered unofficial.)

4. Schedule writing assessment

The number of applicants admitted is limited and meeting the minimum admission criteria does not ensure that the applicant will be admitted to the program.