Lead the Way in Christian Ministry and Divinity

If you feel called to a career ministering for Christ, a degree from WBUonline will prepare you with the advanced education you need to become a true leader in Christian ministry.

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Online Ministry and Divinity Programs

The ministry and divinity programs offered by WBUonline are designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge, skills, and understanding to effectively minister for your Christian faith.

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Online Bachelor of Christian Ministry

If you have experience in church or related ministry, the WBUonline Bachelor of Christian Ministry is the educational credential you need to advance in your calling and move up within your church hierarchy.

  • A minimum of 124 semester hours including electives in subject fields of special interest.
  • Program integrates university degree requirements with appropriate practical experience.
  • Optional experiential learning component designed to provide practical experience in ministry.

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Career Opportunities Include:

  • Christian Education Minister
  • Youth Pastor
  • Missionary
  • Church Administrator
  • Associate Pastor

Online Master of Arts in Christian Ministry

Increasingly, advanced education is needed to become an effective Christian minister. The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry degree program from WBUonline will help you develop biblical and theoretical perspectives on leadership and build on your theological training to prepare for greater success bringing others to Christ.


  • Practical courses such as Preaching, Evangelism, and Principles of Pastoral Counseling will prepare you for ministry in churches or church-related organizations.
  • If you currently work in ministry, this program’s online format will allow you to gain additional theological training while continuing to serve wherever you’re located.
  • Some M.C.M. courses may be accepted into degree programs at seminaries.

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Career Opportunities Include:

  • Church Pastor
  • Christian Education Minister
  • Chaplain
  • Missionary

Online Master of Divinity

Considered the essential degree for those who feel called to minister for Christ as their profession, a Master of Divinity will prepare you with the knowledge and tools to enter ministry in the twenty-first century.

WBUonline offers one of the premier Master of Divinity degrees available. Our program is designed to provide you with practical insight into the challenges and opportunities of ministry in a connected world by building appreciation for how people learn and communicate with network-based technologies. The 100% online format allows those actively engaged in ministry and unable to relocate the ability to earn their M.Div. from wherever they are.

Learning outcomes of the WBU online Master of Divinity include:

  • Competency in the use of sound methods to analyze and interpret biblical material in order to apply and communicate the message in contemporary, contextualized settings.
  • The ability to analyze and clearly articulate your own personal faith and the practice of your local congregation within the context of historic and global Christian beliefs and practices.
  • The ability to demonstrate an understanding of your personal calling as a servant leader, guiding the local body of Christ to discern and join God in His work of building the kingdom.

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Career Opportunities Include:

  • Church Pastor
  • Christian Education Minister
  • Service in a Denominational Institution
  • Service in a Parachurch Organization
  • Missionary

Online Degrees in a Faith-Based Community

Affordable Tuition and Flexible Online Format

Discounts for Military, Law Enforcement, and Other Public Servants

Small Classes with Personalized Support

Earn Your Degree Online While Growing in Your Christian Faith

At Wayland Baptist University, online students are our purpose, not an afterthought—we were among the first Texas universities to offer degree programs entirely online. Each of our programs reflect the highly engaging, academically challenging, and close-knit faith community culture that’s deeply ingrained in every aspect of the WBU online experience.

WBUonline is Fully Accredited

Wayland Baptist University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees and certificates at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels.

Why Choose WBUonline?

Quality Academics with the Flexibility of Online

Online programs at WBU are taught by the same expert faculty and offer the same high academic standards you’ll find on Wayland Baptist University campuses and are designed with maximum convenience and flexibility to fit your busy schedule.

110 Years of Shaping Christian Leaders

Every WBUonline course aligns with Wayland Baptist University’s Christian values. You’ll not only prepare for professional success, but also for service to God, your family, and your community.

Affordable Tuition and Generous Credit Transfer Policy

WBU online programs consistently rank among the most affordable in the United States. Plus, we award maximum credit for work experience, college credit, and military service—helping you graduate faster and reduce costs.

Proud to Serve Our Military and Law Enforcement

To thank those who serve our country, we offer active-duty military and law enforcement members discounted tuition and award maximum credit for military service, law enforcement service, and civilian work experience.

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