At Phoenix Seminary, we are committed to scholarship at the highest level. We believe disciplined preparation and rigorous scholarship are the best developmental tools to prepare for successful impact in culture. Therefore, we make no apology for the depth and detail of our study programs, including biblical languages and attention to theological proficiency.
The vital elements of our academic programs consist of advanced studies in specific disciplines of theology, character development and ministry skills. These programs have as their purpose contributions to knowledge of theology as well as specific applications of knowledge to ministry best practices. They provide an introduction to research at a master’s level and advanced study at the doctoral level.
Designed for experienced ministry practitioners, our Doctor of Ministry Degree is a flexible program designed to increase the effectiveness of those already engaged in church, para-church, local and global ministry. The combination of study and research, 4-5 day intensive residencies, and post-residency assignments allow currently serving leaders to not only continue their work, but to integrate it into their doctoral program.
The Master of Theology in Biblical Studies is an advanced post-graduate degree intended to prepare students with the knowledge and research skills required for in-depth study of the Bible. Students will have the opportunity to grow in their use of Hebrew and Greek, as well as advance their understanding of biblical theology and current trends in biblical studies.
At the core of Phoenix Seminary is our Master of Divinity Program, which offers effective and practical learning for leaders in all areas of ministry. Study includes biblical interpretation, theological analysis, church history, and effective use of skills in preaching, church leadership, counseling, and cross-cultural ministry. This is all offered alongside a 1:1 mentor relationship that develops character and capacity for effective ministry in the student. We also offer an accelerated program for students who have finished a four-year Bible or theological degree in the last five years.
Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC)
Our Counseling programs equip Christian leaders to minister to the hurting as Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) in both ministry and non-ministry settings. We provide a strong biblical worldview as a baseline for a real understanding of human needs and relationships. Counseling concentrations are also available in both the Master of Arts in Ministry and Master of Divinity programs.
Master of Arts in Ministry (MAM)
The MA program at Phoenix Seminary provides an opportunity for working professionals in both ministry and secular contexts to study Scripture and ministry skills without the impact of a typical full-time educational schedule. Programs are offered as a hybrid of classroom and online learning experiences.
The flexibility this degree provides is ideal for students currently serving in churches or parachurch organizations, allowing them to obtain graduate Biblical and Theological education while learning practical ministry skills in their current local church or parachurch ministry contexts. This program is available 100% online or in our traditional campus setting.
Graduate Diploma in Biblical and Theological Studies
Our Graduate Diploma provides foundational biblical education for support roles or non-vocational ministry roles. Ideal for lay elders or ministry team leaders, this program can also serve as a testing ground of the seminary environment for those who believe they may want to pursue later studies. Credits earned may later be applied toward a master's degree program.