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Phoenix Seminary Expands Online Degrees, Enhances Online Learning Experience

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On February 22, President Brian Arnold announced the expansion and enhancement of Phoenix Seminary’s online learning programs. The seminary will now offer its Master of Arts in Ministry degree program with a concentration in Christian Studies completely online. The seminary’s improved online programs showcase the seminary’s superb faculty in a stunning new studio and help to bring a first-rate theological education to those far and near.

“I’m delighted to see the release of our newly expanded online program,” said Arnold. “Because we are first and foremost a seminary in the Southwest and for the Southwest, I am particularly looking forward to supporting churches in our region by making ministry training more accessible for ministry leaders in cities like Albuquerque, El Paso, Las Vegas, Prescott, Tucson, Flagstaff, and right here in Phoenix.”

In addition to adding the online Master of Arts in Ministry degree, Phoenix Seminary has also  invested in the quality of its online learning experience. New improvements include the addition of a state-of-the-art studio for online course lectures offering online students a master-class type of engagement with their course content. New courses featuring Phoenix Seminary faculty are already available, including Systematic Theology with Dr. Wayne Grudem, Old Testament with Dr. John Meade, Church History with Dr. Arnold, and Jeremiah with Phoenix Seminary’s Provost, Dr. Michael J. Thigpen. 

“Our faculty have crafted their lectures and courses for online delivery and recorded them in our brand new studio,” said Thigpen. “So now, students can get the very best content, tailored for online delivery, and pursue their seminary education in an asynchronous format that allows them to study when and where it is convenient. Through both traditional chat and advanced video platforms, students engage with their peers as they learn together the great truths of the faith, and the relevant skills necessary for successful ministry.”

The Master of Arts in Ministry prepares students for excellence in ministry leadership in both local church and parachurch contexts. While pursuing this M.A. students engage with Phoenix Seminary’s outstanding faculty in the areas of biblical studies, systematic theology, and an applied-ministry concentration. Students will also become familiar with contemporary theological issues and learn to apply their knowledge of God’s word in a local ministry context.

The addition of the M.A. in Ministry to Phoenix Seminary’s online offerings means that the seminary now offers three degree programs fully online. The other programs are the graduate diploma and the M.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies. 

Phoenix Seminary’s new online learning website includes more information about online degree programs, faculty, and financial aid. It also provides course trailers for Church History I featuring Dr. Arnold and Old Testament II featuring Dr. Thigpen, and offers access to the full video content for these two classes for anyone interested in exploring more about Phoenix Seminary Online. Learn more at

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