Earn Your Ministry Degree
Personalized Degree Programs Designed to Meet Your Individual Goals
Are you looking for a degree program that will enhance your ministry and help you fulfill your calling?
- Vision is here to support you.
- We'll help you design a degree program plan that meets your individual needs.
- If you're seeking entry level ministry training, we offer a three year course of study.
- If you're looking for a way to finish your Bachelor's degree, we offer a Bachelor's degree completion program.
- If you're looking for advanced training, we offer graduate degrees in Theology, Leadership, Counseling, and Education.
- We're here to help you.
Did we mention that we're affordable? Our tuition is about 90% less than the average private college in the United States. We offer 0% interest-free tuition financing, which means you'll have no student loans and no debt. Find out more about our tuition financing programs
"What I am thankful for is the love, support, and awesome teachings that I received from this amazing university… you are truly appreciated and every door that opens for me to teach occurs because of you. I will never forget that…"-- Jose Reyes, student (2007)
It's Easy to Get Started on Your Vision Degree Program
Once you've completed the admissions process, your first course will be sent to you. You can study by correspondence or online. If you choose to study online, your textbooks will be sent to you along with an online username/password.
You'll be provided access to our easy-to-use Vision Online Learning system. With dynamic textbooks, course materials, study guides, and learning resources, your educational experience with Vision will be life-changing.
And don't forget, we're more than just a distance education program. We want to partner with your local church to help your personal and spiritual formation. Although you'll be studying with us, the real-life application of your learning will happen in your local church and community!
Our Professional and Academic Degree Tracks
Vision International University provides two transitional Bachelor’s Degree programs designed for students who have completed at least two years (60 credit hours) of undergraduate education. The programs are divided into two tracks: the Professional Track and the Academic Track.
The Professional Track The professional track offers the Bachelor of Ministry (B.Min.) degree for students transitioning to vocational ministry and/or further professional theological education, leading to the Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.), the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) as the first professional degree, or the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) as the terminal professional degree for ministerial practice.
The Professional Track best suits students who prepare to enter full-time ministerial service following graduation, are currently engaged in full-time ministerial service, or students who simply desire further theological education for personal enrichment and service to the church and community.
The Academic Track
The academic track offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree for students anticipating further academic study in a field other than theology/ministry. The “arts” nomenclature designates the degree as a Liberal Arts degree with a required minimum of General Education transcript credits, designed to enable students to acquire knowledge across the primary academic disciplines and to develop skills for critical and creative thinking. Students who complete the academic track will typically enter a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree program and may eventually seek to earn a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or another terminal academic research degree at another institution.
Transition between tracks
Students who have completed the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and desire to shift to a professional track must possess or complete a minimum of 15 credit hours in undergraduate theology/biblical studies before admission into a Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) degree program.
Students who have completed the Bachelor of Ministry (B.Min.) degree and desire to shift to the academic track must possess or complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in undergraduate General Education before admission into a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree program.