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Explore Your Calling with Vision International University’s Diverse Degree Programs

Vision International University offers a wide range of ASIC-accredited, California state-authorized degree programs to prepare students for impactful careers in Christian ministry and leadership. Whether studying directly from our Ramona, CA office or remotely via Resource Centers, students can engage in deeply transformative education combining academic rigor and practical application.

Degree Programs Overview:

Why Enroll at Vision International University?

  1. Accredited and Recognized Programs: All degrees are accredited and recognized, ensuring that your education is respected and valued both nationally and internationally.
  2. Flexible Learning Options: With opportunities to study both onsite and remotely, VIU accommodates your lifestyle and commitments, enabling you to balance education with personal and professional responsibilities.
  3. Expert Faculty: Learn from experienced and passionate instructors who are leaders in their fields, bringing real-world insights and a deep faith commitment to their teaching.
  4. Spiritual and Professional Development: Our programs are designed not just to educate but to transform, fostering both spiritual growth and professional excellence.
  5. Community and Global Impact: Join a vibrant community of like-minded individuals and expand your impact into global arenas through our diverse network of students and alumni.

Whether you are starting your educational journey or seeking advanced training to enhance your ministry, Vision International University provides a supportive and enriching environment to explore your calling and develop your capabilities. Our commitment to high-quality, faith-based education prepares you to make a meaningful difference in your community and beyond.

"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. 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.), 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.

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Vision is Internationally Accredited

Vision International University holds International Accreditation from ASIC (Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges, and Universities).

ASIC Accreditation is a leading, globally recognised quality standard in international education. Institutions undergo an impartial and independent external assessment process to confirm their provision meets rigorous internationally accepted standards, covering the whole spectrum of its administration, governance, and educational offering. Achieving ASIC Accreditation demonstrates to students and stakeholders that an institution is a high-quality education provider that delivers safe and rewarding educational experiences and is committed to continuous improvement throughout its operation.

About ASIC: One of the largest international accreditation agencies operating in 70+ countries, ASIC is recognised in the UK by UKVI - UK Visas and Immigration (part of the Home Office of the UK Government), is ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management Systems) Accredited and is a Full Member of The International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE), a member of the BQF (British Quality Foundation), a member of the International Schools Association (ISA), and an institutional member of EDEN (European Distance and E-Learning Network).