BA/MA in Pastoral Studies

Learn practical and biblical methods for being a pastor
When you earn your Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Studies from Moody, you prepare to lead a church anywhere in the world. Learn practical methods for preaching, leadership, and effective pastoral care. You can get a blend of biblical reflection and practical emphasis that prepares you for seminary and life as a full-time pastor. The Pastoral Studies program also offers interdisciplinary tracks in the Biblical Preaching and Ministry to Women programs.

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About Moody

When you study at Moody Bible Institute, your ministry-focused education prepares you to serve God wherever He calls you. Learn from professors with real-life and academic experience as you engage in community with other students. You’ll gain life-transforming spiritual growth through your rigorous biblical and theological studies. At Moody, God transforms the world through you.

Location: Chicago

  • Five-Year BA/MA Degree (150 Credits total)
  • Six-Year BA/MA with optional MDIV (87 additional credits)

Career Paths

With this degree, you can serve as a:

  • Head pastor
  • Teacher
  • Youth pastor
  • Worship pastor

Student Life

  • Spiritual Enrichment at Chapel and Student Conferences
  • 300+ Chicago Ministry Sites
  • 18:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
  • 45,000 Alumni Around the World

Financial Aid

  • On-campus undergraduate students enjoy a $12,600 full-tuition scholarship sponsored by donors, and a Moody seminary education is easier than ever to afford at $475 per credit hour.
  • You pay for room, board, and books.
  • Additional financial aid includes loans, grants, scholarships, and VA benefits.

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