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.

Complete in two years

When you take classes full-time.

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.

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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

60 Credits


General Ed. credits


Ministry-related credits

Degree Requirements

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.

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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

Tuition and fees are subject to change annually. Costs for books are not included.

Application Requirements


Choose A Start Date

July 6, 2021
August 30, 2021

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Complete the free online application form
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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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Discover if earning your A.A.S in Christian Ministries from Houghton Online is right for you.

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Contact 800-777-2556  or to connect with an admissions representative.