Northwest Nazarene University

Master of Divinity in Spiritual Formation

About the Program

NNU’s 75-credit Master of Divinity degree with specialization in Spiritual Formation is fully online and designed for busy adults. Complete one course at a time in as few as 51 months (with most summers off) or choose a more accelerated pace.

Explore a breadth of disciplines in your coursework, including Pastoral Care, Leadership, Preaching, Christian Education, Bible, Theology, Worship, Evangelism, Church History, and Philosophy. Additionally, you'll add 32 focused credits to fulfill your M.Div. specialization in Spiritual Formation.

We welcome individuals from a variety of theological traditions. NNU’s program fulfills all academic requirements for ordination with the Church of the Nazarene, in tandem with district approval.

  • 75 semester credits for degree completion
  • Fully online
  • Meets All Educational Requirements For Ordination in the Church of the Nazarene
  • Federal Financial Aid and NNU’s zero-interest monthly payment plan are available to all who qualify

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Kalyn Vogelmann

After my first class, I... knew I didn’t want to do one more thing in ministry without this education. The theology I was discovering was healing me and changing me, and I wanted nothing more than to share it with everyone I could.

Kalyn Vogelmann

Master of Divinity in Spiritual Formation