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4+1 MMin

4+1 Program for Undergraduate Religion and Ministry Students

Earn your chosen religion or ministry bachelor's degree and a Master of Ministry degree (M.Min.) in just five academic years with the 4+1 M.Min. program! If you are a traditional undergraduate student with an interest in graduate work in religion or ministry, this program is a great option to get a head start on your master's degree in ministry. You can also transfer your M.Min. credit hours into a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Nazarene Theological Seminary — all on the campus of MVNU.

  • Students seeking a degree in religion or ministry are eligible for this program.
Featured Faculty
Dr. Jeanne Serrao

Dr. Jeanne Serrão is a Professor of Biblical Literature and also serves as the Dean of the School of Theology and Philosophy at MVNU. She holds a B.A. in Biblical Literature/Language, two Masters degrees from Nazarene Theological Seminary, a Masters from The Claremont Graduate School, and a Ph.D. in Religion/New Testament from The Claremont Graduate School. Dr. Serrão has taught Bible and Biblical Languages at MVNU since 1999. Read More

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The MVNU Experience

During the first three years, you’ll take normal undergraduate courses in your chosen major. Then, your senior year, you’ll take courses that meet the requirements for both your bachelor’s degree and the M.Min. degree. Following the fourth year, you’ll be fully enrolled in the graduate ministry program and will complete the M.Min. in just one extra year!

Students wishing to enroll in this program will apply at the beginning of their 4th year. Current MVNU religion and ministry students with a GPA of at least 3.0 are guaranteed enrollment.

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