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Theology and Ministry, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Valparaiso, IN, United States
The Theology and Ministry program at Valparaiso University is designed for students seeking to serve in Lutheran or other Christian congregations as staff members with responsibility to children, youth, families, and persons of all ages.
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Overview

The Theology and Ministry program at Valparaiso University provides a broad range of foundational courses in theology as well as practical learning experiences. 

Building on the university’s program of general education and the resources of the theology department, students, in consultation with their academic advisor in the department, are able to customize a course of study. 

Education

This major may also be used as a second major for students with other professional or career goals, but who wish an education that will enable them to serve in leadership positions within a local congregation or other organization on either a part-time or volunteer basis.

Students in theology and ministry at Valpo must complete the general-education requirements for the B.A. This University-wide core strengthens communication and critical thinking skills while introducing global cultures and traditions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    The Office of Undergraduate Admission has a rolling admission deadline. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Christian Tradition
  • Biblical Studies
  • Foundations of Christianity
  • Theology and Ethics
  • Religions of the World
  • Studies in Theology and Practice
  • Theology of Diaconal Ministry
  • Clinical Education for Ministry

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    75

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General Requirements

  • A copy of your passport
    • An official copy of your high school transcripts, with an English translation if they are in another language
    • Test Scores and Proof of English Proficiency

    You can enroll as an undergraduate if you:

    • Earned or will earn a high school diploma
    • Submit your high school and/or college transcripts
    • Submit your SAT and/or ACT scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40520 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40520 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Valparaiso

  • 1223 - 1980 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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