Associate of Arts in
Ministry | A.A. - M.
The Associate of Arts in Ministry program is designed to prepare leaders with no prior theological training to provide pastoral leadership for a congregation. It prepares students for diaconal or other non-ordained ministries within the church and can be used as a route to ordained ministry. This 63-credit program provides a general overview of theology and skills for congregational and other ministry contexts.
Student Debt Upon Graduation
Because the A.A. is a new program, there is no current data on student debt. ILT offers financial aid for those who qualify. ILT will also give students access to federal financial aid and federal student loan programs. ILT remains committed to helping students graduate with as little debt as possible.
Cost of Courses
Tuition is $390 per credit hour or $1,170 per 3-credit course. Tuition cost is subject to change. Additional costs (application fee, books, costs associated with researching and producing the independent projects or the final project or an optional thesis, etc.) are also the responsibility of the participant.
Courses to be Completed
The A.A. program provides a broad-based, foundational course of study for high school graduates who want to pursue undergraduate-level studies in ministry, or are preparing for ordained ministry.
Total: 63 Credits
This program consists of 21 courses in areas of biblical theology, historical and systematic theology, and ethics, philosophy and religion, and ministry training. Students who choose a concentration can choose to focus on Bible, Ministry Practice, or Theology. No travel is required for this program, though students may choose to participate in week-long onsite courses. Fulltime students can finish this degree in 2 years and part-time students can take up to 3 years.
Total: 2 - 3 Years