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Earn your degree

University of Northwestern seeks to provide a flexible and convenient way for students to advance in their field. Our graduate programs are designed to fit your schedule so you can get your degree on the go while enhancing your professional talent. We aim to help students improve their skills, interests, and goals while receiving a rewarding Christ-centered education.

Advance your career

God has given you talents and experience. When you are ready to put those to work for His purposes, prepare yourself with training at the University of Northwestern. Explore our program opportunities and attend classes at our beautiful lakeside campus. We also offer online options for students seeking a chance to grow in their field in their own space. Grow in your faith with experienced Christian professors who bring practical, biblical insights into the classroom.

Hear why students chose Northwestern

“When looking for a graduate program, I needed to find a place that fit with my career and on-the-go lifestyle. At University of Northwestern–St. Paul, I found what I was looking for, and so much more. While attending class from four states and a second country, I engaged with accomplished and accessible Christian professors who cared about me as a person. Northwestern’s graduate program allowed me to pursue a degree in my time and my space.”

About Northwestern

For over 100 years, students have come to Northwestern to invest in their future and connect with God’s purpose for their life. Our students value the support, mentorship, and practical insights gained from our dedicated staff and classroom community. If you are ready for the next step or a new direction, we are here to help.

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My perspective has been changed and expanded, my love of the truth has been amplified, and my vision of God has been magnified by what I have learned and experienced here. And that is the first mission of this university. For that, I am so grateful.
Kyle Otto, MATS Graduate

Majors and Programs

Our program offers degrees to prepare you for careers in a variety of industries as well as further graduate study. You can also take individual courses, not tied to a specific degree plan, for professional or personal development

    Prepare to serve God as a ministry professional or by applying the knowledge and skills of ministry to other occupations. The ministries program provides you with the knowledge, skills, and personal values that will prepare you biblically, relationally, and practically, whether you are called to serve in a church, nonprofit, or cross-cultural setting.
    Join passionate Bible teachers in a comprehensive, pre-doctoral program that combines biblically-based evangelical theology with Christian ministry. The Master of Divinity program meets ordination requirements for pastor or chaplain positions, and it will prepare you for further doctoral studies and for church or parachurch ministry.
    Learn advanced principles of biblical interpretations from internationally recognized professors and how to apply them to central theological issues. The theological studies graduate degree examines biblical studies, systematic theology, apologetics, and ethics. This degree prepares you to teach in a church or academic setting.

    Explore the role of leadership in business and learn problem- solving skills from experienced Christian business professors, preparing you for the fast-paced world of business.


    At Northwestern, strategic networking is built into every course and you will have access to resources to develop advanced career strategies. You will learn under Christian professors who are experts in areas like marketing and small business entrepreneurship.


    In this program you will acquire a unique perspective about how faith and leadership intersect and you will develop a professional network as you interact with professors and other students.

    The health psychology program helps you examine how psychological, behavioral, cultural, and social factors influence health and illness. This degree can prepare you to work in the healthcare industry and is great preparation for further graduate study.
    Examine the human mind and help improve others’ mental health. The psychology program examines theory and application to prepare you for graduate study in psychology, positions in the helping professions, or other careers requiring a psychology background.
    Prepare to serve diverse populations and lead in private or public social services settings with practical strategies and an ethical foundation for decision making.
They strive to see character growth in their students. It's not just about getting a degree, it's about becoming who you’re supposed to be.
The morals of the school really coincide with my morals; that’s a big thing. I’ve trusted everyone from the professors to the advisors. I can trust them to have my best interest in mind.