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Vanguard For Ministers

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Vanguard University offers these discounts to all SoCal Network credentialed ministers.  Click below to see the benefits and a breakdown on how you can complete these degrees by attending class only one night a week!  All upper division courses will also be available on-line starting 9/16.   If you need further help, contact the University Pastor, Jonathan Allbaugh.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN RELIGION

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Your religion degree, with a concentration in ministry and leadership, prepares you for a staff position in a church, equips you for more effective ministry, and provides an excellent foundation for graduate studies.

The major coursework takes about 2 years (5 semesters)

(if all GE/pre-requisites/electives are met at time of admission)

5 week courses

1 night each week

You will receive a 25% discount making your total for this degree to be $18,552 based on the 15/16 tuition rates.

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MASTER OF THEOLOGICAL STUDIES (MTS)

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Your graduate training in religion at Vanguard will help you make the most of every opportunity.  Through interaction with course materials, professors and fellow students - many of whom are in full-time ministry - you will gain broad knowledge which will yield an immediate benefit in your own congregation, classroom or scholarly research.

This is a:

2-3 year program

8 week courses

1 night a week with occasional Saturday sessions

You will receive a 10% discount making your total for this degree to be $20,952 based on the 15/16 tuition rates.

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MASTER OF ARTS IN LEADERSHIP STUDIES (MALS)

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Your graduate training in religion at Vanguard will help you make the most of every opportunity.  Through interaction with course materials, professors and fellow students - many of whom are in full-time ministry - you will gain broad knowledge which will yield an immediate benefit in your own congregation, classroom or scholarly research.

This is a:

2 year program

8 week courses

1 night a week with occasional Saturday sessions

You will receive a 10% discount making your total for this degree to be roughly $18,333 based on the 15/16 tuition rates.

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TRANSFER YOUR SCHOOL OF MINISTRY COURSES TO VANGUARD

For those that are enrolled with the SoCal School of Ministry already or have completed the training and all three credential requirements, may transfer 27 units towards a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Vanguard University.  This would make the total cost for the degree be less than $30,000.  (If a student completes all transferable general education and elective units at a community college, the tuition paid to Vanguard would be only, roughly $17,500!)

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Here is a breakdown for students starting School of Ministry with no college credits and how they could complete the program:

Step 1. SoCal School of Ministry: Courses and Certified, Licensed, and Ordained Credentials

(These can transfer and meets Vanguard University requirements for Theo, NT, OT 101, Theo 103).... equaling a total of 27 units

Step 2. Vanguard Lower Division General Education/Elective Courses available on campus or online

(Can also be taken at community colleges and transferred)..... equaling a total of 46 units

Step 3. Vanguard Upper Division Major Religion: Ministry and Leadership courses completed on campus or on site at a local church or SoCal Network location

(pending WASC approval and all these upper division courses will also be available on-line starting 9/16)..... equaling 51 units

Here is a chart to visually see how the units would breakdown

Vanguard_RequirmentsThis chart was created in 2015 and may change from year to year.

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Here is the next step you can take to begin the process:

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