The graduate studies program offers a variety of degree options in an accelerated format designed for busy, working adults. Depending on the number of credits transferred into the program, the certificates take approximately eight months to complete; the MAML, MOL and MATS degrees take 18–22 months to complete; the MBA degree takes 22–26 months to complete; and the M.Div. degree takes 42–46 months to complete.

New or unique programs

We offer several graduate certificates for individuals who want to build expertise in a specialized field to update their professional profile, advance their career, or expand their knowledge. Certificate programs take about one year to complete, are cost effective, and all of the graduate credits may apply toward a subsequent master’s degree if students want to continue their studies.

- Graduate Certificate in Christian Studies
- Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics
- Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management
- Graduate Certificate in Leadership
- Graduate Certificate in Ministry Leadership

The MBA program at UNW equipped me with the knowledge to help me succeed in the business world. The flexibility of the program allowed me to complete my MBA in a quick time frame, which opened the doors in my professional life even quicker.

Jackie Doering


School of Business: Learn to navigate today's business climate with unwavering integrity and skill. At Northwestern, you will be prepared to excel in your career, becoming a leader that competently and tactfully advances Christ's Kingdom.

School of Theology and Ministry: Be equipped to serve God by earning a degree in theology and ministry. Learn valuable skills through local and international internships. Take advantage of opportunities to do research with biblical scholars. Develop your unique talents through our affordable undergraduate and graduate degrees offered on campus or online.

Areas of study offered
Master's degrees

Business Administration, MBA
Business Administration with Data Analytics concentration, MBA
Business Administration with Finance concentration, MBA
Business Administration with Healthcare Management concentration, MBA
Business Administration with Management concentration, MBA
Divinity, MDiv
Ministry Leadership, MAML
Organizational Leadership, MOL
Theological Studies, MATS

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Graduate certificates

Christian Studies graduate certificate
Data Analytics graduate certificate
Healthcare Management graduate certificate
Leadership graduate certificate
Ministry Leadership graduate certificate

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Other Student paths

Traditional undergraduate

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Adult learners

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