Program Overview

Curriculum / Courses

  • + GEN 501 -Graduate Writing and Research
  • Credit Hours: 3
    This course is designed to give students the skills they need to complete successful written projects and research in graduate-level courses within the context of a biblical worldview. Students who pass this course will demonstrate proficiency in critical thinking, expressed through solid research and clear writing, which serves as the foundation for further studies in the University's graduate programs.
  • + BIB 525 -Galatians & Romans
  • Credit Hours: 3
    Explores Pauline theology by way of an in-depth study of the Apostle Paul's letters to the Galatians and Romans. Consideration will be given to theological questions generated by the New Perspective on Paul and relevant concerns of Dispensational Theology. (Cross-listed as BI or BIB 425 for undergraduate students in the 4+1 program.)
  • + MIN 515 -Communicating for Transformation
  • Credit Hours: 3
    An analysis of the skills, resources, methods, and spiritual dynamics of communication. The course will equip leaders with an understanding of various ways to communicate more effectively and persuasively, in order to facilitate life transformation.
  • + MIN 530 -Transformational Leadership
  • Credit Hours: 3
    This course introduces students to the biblical foundations, principles, and practices of effective leadership. Students will further develop personal leadership skills, as well as create a working model of how to inspire change within a variety of ministry settings.
  • + MIN 540 -Ministry & Culture
  • Credit Hours: 3
    This course provides students with a theoretical and practical background for engaging culture. It examines a number of historic models of Christian cultural engagement and explores the validity of traditional and emerging models for ministry & mission.
  • + HUM 550 -Dynamics of Counseling
  • Credit Hours: 3
    Offers theological, psychological, and practical perspectives on the care of others. It includes analysis and application of principles related to beginning counseling skills, as well as an exploration of the strengths and challenges the student brings to the counseling process.
  • + MIN 545 -Leading with Cultural Intelligence
  • Credit Hours: 3
    Cultural Intelligence (CQ) is the capability to function effectively in a variety of cultural contexts. Students will examine literature and perspectives from the fields of anthropology, sociology, and organizational leadership, as well as study cultural engagement in light of the biblical narrative.
  • + MIN 550 -Practical Application of Pauline Theology
  • Credit Hours: 3
    A study of Pauline theology with an emphasis on practical theology for spiritual formation, church practice, evangelism, and the mission of the church. Attention will be given to current trends in Pauline theology, as well as the importance of Paul's letters for dispensational theology.
  • + BIB 540 -Isaiah
  • Credit Hours: 3
    Explores the historical circumstances, literary features and theology of the book of Isaiah. Attention will be given to contemporary approaches to the book and use of the book in the New Testament. (Cross-listed as BIB 440 for undergraduate students in the 4+1 program.)
  • + THE 540 -Contemporary Theology Perspectives
  • Credit Hours: 3
    This course is designed to equip the student to respond biblically to a range of theological issues facing the 21st-century church. Issues include (but are not limited to): soteriology, biblical interpretation & authority, and the emergent/missional church, as well as differing theological perspectives that are influential in culture today. (Cross-listed as TH or THE 440 for undergraduate students in the 4+1 program.)
  • + THE 560 -Studies in Dispensational Theology
  • Credit Hours: 3
    Presents the student with an intensive summary of the historic theological position of Grace Christian University, including critical examination and evaluation of the biblical, theological, and practical interests of dispensational theology.
  • + CAP 595 -Graduate Studies Capstone
  • Credit Hours: 3
    This course is a culmination of the graduate program including a closer examination of many of the distinctives of Grace Christian University. Students will reflect on the University’s core values and learning outcomes, especially as they applied to their graduate studies. Students will also look forward to completing a variety of learning activities appropriate to their degree. Prerequisite: The successful completion of all courses in the degree program.


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14 to 1 Student to Instructor Ratio
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No Residency Requirements Logo
100% Online Logo
No Application Fee Logo
14 to 1 Student to Instructor Ratio
Accelerated Program
Low Tuition Rates


  • Pastor
  • Missionaries
  • Para-church Ministry
  • Youth Ministry
  • Children’s Ministry
  • Family Ministry
  • Small Business
  • Worship Leaders
  • Urban Ministry
  • Helping Professions
  • Camping Ministry
  • Non-profit Leadership
  • Church Planters

Admission Requirements:

  • Admissions Application: Free to Apply
  • Official Transcripts: Submit from all prior colleges where the student received an undergraduate degree and if they wish to transfer college credits.


20 months to complete

Each individual student’s length of program may vary depending on transfer credits accepted. An official education plan will be completed upon receiving official transcripts from prior colleges.



  • 36 credit hours


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Graduating Godly Individuals Prepared to Serve Christ in Church and Society.

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Bible Centered

Grace Theology

Ministry Focused

Transformational Relationships

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To be a vibrant University exalting Jesus Christ, preparing culturally intelligent students for diverse careers in the global marketplace.

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 A statement of the doctrinal position to which the Board, Administration, and Faculty of Grace Christian University are committed.

I was very intimidated about returning back to school. As a mother of four, working two jobs, & volunteering in our community, I thought it would be impossible to complete my education. The flexibility of the online classes has been, by far, one of the greatest choices I have ever made.

Lauren Cranmer, Student

Mother of Four Completes Degree Online