Associate of Applied Science Online In Christian Ministries

Is God calling you to a deeper level of ministry to others?

The AAS in Christian Ministries provides a strong Bible-centered preparation for Christian service in the church or mission field.

If you are seeking a ministry degree, the program consists of a well-rounded set of online ministry courses that can be taken while you are actually working in a church.

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Complete in two years

When you take classes full-time.

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Flexible timeline

Fit your degree around your schedule with full and part-time options. Your advisor will give you a program map that will give you a clear start and finish.

What will I learn?

Through Houghton’s AAS in Christian Ministries you will:

  • Be exposed to the biblical, theological and historical foundations of Christian faith
  • Learn about key areas of Christian ministry like spiritual formation and discipleship
  • Obtain key general education courses that are beneficial to any ministry
  • Be equipped for more general service in the church and the world
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Associate of Applied Science in Christian Ministries

60 Credits

24 General Ed. credits

36 Ministry-related credits

60 Program total

Who is this degree for?

Degree Seeking

The AAS degree provides a stepping stone for those who want to go on to earn a Bachelors degree.


Use to meet the educational requirements for ordination.


Enrich your service to others and to the church.

Dr. Ken Schenck

Vice President for Planning and Innovation and director of Houghton Online

“The earliest Christians were continually learning and growing while they were actually doing the work of the ministry. This model is increasingly coming back into play in the digital age. The AAS is built to come alongside you while you are actually beginning to minister. I love meeting people where they are, in their contexts!”

Dr. Ken Schenck

Cost and Affordability

The 2020-21 cost per credit hour for the A.A.S. program is:


cost per credit hour


Total program cost
(60 credits)


Audit fee per class (non-degree-seeking)

Applying to the AAS in Christian Ministries Program

Application Requirements


Choose a start date

January 11, 2021


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Documents and supporting materials

You’ll be asked to provide your official high school transcript, 1 recommendation letter, and your test scores.


Personal statement

Your personal statement should be between 300 and 500 words (roughly a half of page to a page of typed writing).

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