Graduate School of Theology and Ministry

Training for Competent Spirit-Led Ministry

ORU's graduate program in Theology and Ministry is focused solely on developing men and women of God who are leaders in Christian ministry, both for service in churches throughout the United States and in churches and missions worldwide. The program is an international school including students representing many nations in attendance. The education you receive through the graduate program will immerse you deeply in the teachings of the Bible and equip you with the theological training you need to confidently lead others in the path directed by the Holy Spirit.

You will study with professors who all hold the highest degree awarded in their field. These professors are frequently featured as visiting fellows at other universities and as presenters at conferences. In addition, many are celebrated authors. As a mark of the high esteem in which ATS accreditation holds our academic program, we were awarded a 10-year accreditation, the highest level offered.

When you complete your graduate degree, you will be well prepared for service at the denominational headquarters level, in churches, on the mission field and as counselors to those within the body of Christ. ORU maintains strong working relationships with over 3,000 ministries throughout the United States and abroad.


The Graduate School of Theology and Ministry is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS).  The following degree programs are approved:
Master of Divinity; M.A. Biblical Literature; M.A. Theological/Historical Studies; M.A. in Christian Counseling; M.A. in Missions; M.A. in Practical Theology; and Dr. of Ministry.

The Commission contact information is:
The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the U.S. and Canada
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275  USA
Telephone: 412.788.6505
Fax: 412.788.6510

Statement of Educational Effectiveness

The Graduate School of Theology and Ministry measures its educational effectiveness through a comprehensive student learning assessment program, which determines student competencies in relationship to degree program goals.

The following graphs represent graduating students' ratings of selected variables of educational effectiveness for the Master of Divinity and M.A. degree programs. (Click on links below to view graphs.)

Master of Divinity Graduates' Satisfaction with:

Professional M.A. Graduates' Satisfaction with: