Virtues matter.

Students in Cornerstone University's 48-credit Bachelor of Science in Ministry Leadership program will identify and apply critical components of the Christian worldview, demonstrate cross-cultural communication and collaboration and develop decision-making skills needed for management and leadership roles.

  • Overview

    • School: Adult & Graduate Studies
    • Division: Ministry
    • Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
    • Format: On campus, Online
    • Location: Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo
  • Convenient Format

    As a nonprofit, Christ-centered university, we strive to provide an accessible education that fits your needs.

    Take courses in a way that's easy for you with classes offered in a 100% online or on-campus format. On-campus courses meet once a week from 6-10 p.m.

    • Program Length: 20-22 months
    • Start Date: July 7, 2020 (Grand Rapids)

    You may qualify to enroll at an alternate time. Call 800.947.2382 to speak with an enrollment counselor.

    Career Opportunities

    Preparing you for the increasingly complex nature of leading others and participating in outreach organizations, this bachelor's program readies you for a variety of career opportunities.

    • Pastorate
    • Missions
    • Worship leader
    • Nonprofit leadership
    • Volunteerism
    • Student ministries
  • Admission Requirements

    • Application ($25 fee)
    • Minimum of two years full-time work experience since earning high school diploma or GED (Requirement does not apply to online format)
    • Minimum of 56 transferable credits from an accredited institution
    • Official college and/or military transcripts*
    • CLEP and DANTES transcripts (if applicable)
    • Statement of Christian faith and church involvement
    • Reference from a church or ministry leader
    • International Students: TOEFL or IELTS score

    *Tip: Send us a transcript release for each college you've attended, and we'll request your transcripts.

    Cost Breakdown

    A college degree is an investment. Expenses include tuition, a course reservation fee, educational resources and an application fee.

    • Tuition: $480 per credit
    • Educational Resources: $110 per course
    • Application and Reservation Fee: $55
    • Cost Per Three Credit Course: $1,550
    • Total Estimated Cost: $24,855

    Costs for additional elective credits beyond the core program are not included. For more information on the total program cost, review our tuition and fees.

What jobs can I get with a ministry degree?

As you advance your professional development with a bachelor's degree in ministry leadership, your experience will empower you to achieve your unique goals in the ministry field and beyond. The interactive graph below pulls data from over 40,000 job sites to show you what employers are looking for and what opportunities this degree can open up for you.

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Make a Change that Matters

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