Founded in 1948 in the Christian tradition, Ohio Christian University (OCU) has long been preparing students for rewarding academic, professional, and spiritual paths. Though it originated as a Bible College with a history of educating clergy, OCU is now home to an expansive curriculum and a diverse student body that includes adult and online learners.
OCU prides itself on creating a convenient learning environment for online students as well as campus residents.
Ohio Christian University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA-HLC), The Higher Learning Commission, and the Association for Biblical Higher Education. OCU is also authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents to offer associate, baccalaureate, and masters level education.
The Master of Arts in Ministry enhances the ministry skills of pastors and lay leaders in the local church. The program will prepare you to serve even more effectively in the church and society, whether you are in paid or lay ministry. The program consists of 8 required courses and concentrations (Practical Theology and Pastoral Care and Counseling), each consisting of 4 courses. All graduates of this program must be grounded in the Bible, theology, and historical thought in context of the church.
The Practical Theology Concentration is designed for experienced ministers as well as those who feel called to dedicate their lives to the work of the ministry. This program is designed to develop the student’s skills in applying theological principles to current ministry challenges. The following required courses for a Master of Arts in Ministry with a Practical Theology concentration are listed with corresponding credit hours:
The MBA program provides the leaders of today and tomorrow with the knowledge and skills required to succeed in a competitive business environment. The program emphasizes critical and strategic thinking, business management skills, ethics, and real-world applications.
Upon completion of the MBA program, the graduate should be able to:
Courses for the MBA Program:
The MM program prepares professionals who want to enhance their career path in a variety of profit or not-for-profit organizations. The program emphasizes critical and strategic thinking, ethics, and real-world application of management principles.
Upon completion of the MM program, the graduate should be able to:
Courses for the MM Program:
Facts & Figures
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Private, not-for-profit, Higher Education
Format is online using state-of-the-art delivery via e360.
IBM-compatible computer. Windows XP or later. MS Office 2010 Professional Plus (sent to students before first class). 1 GHz CPU or higher. 1 GB RAM. Internet access (high speed internet required).
Loans and grants may be available. Applicants are encouraged to apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). OCU FAFSA Code: 003030
An admissions counselor will contact student prospects to walk them through the application process.
OCU is a great choice for spiritual enrichment and good classes that will help you in your career. The classes are flexible, which is exactly what I need.-Brook