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.
Complete in two years
When you take classes full-time.
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.
Associate of Applied Science in Christian Ministries
24 General Ed. credits
36 Ministry-related credits
60 Program total
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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Who is this degree for?
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!”
Cost and Affordability
The 2020-21 cost per credit hour for the A.A.S program is:
cost per credit hour
Total program cost
Audit fee per class (non-degree-seeking)
Applying to the AAS in Christian Ministries Program
Choose a start date
--Summer module I: May 8-June 28 --Summer module II: June 29-August 23 --Fall module I: August 31-October 25 --Fall module II: October 26-December 20
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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.
Your personal statement should be between 300 and 500 words (roughly a half of page to a page of typed writing).