Academic Programs

At Northwest University Sacramento, we have been committed to scholarly excellence for over seven decades. Our academic courses are engaging, rigorous, and are designed to help you integrate faith, learning, and everyday life. If you've been called into Christian ministry, our curriculum will prepare you to serve with effectiveness and lead with distinction.

Associate of Christian Leadership

The Associate in Christian Leadership is offered by the College of Ministry through the Northwest University Sacramento Campus. Our faculty are committed to helping you discover and fulfill your God-given dreams, calling, and potential.
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Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministries

The Pastoral Ministries Major has been designed to address the challenge of continuing education for adult students in today's fast paced, ever changing world. Find out more »

Certificate in Ministry Leadership

Online and On-Campus

The purpose of the online Certificate in Ministry Leadership is to provide the educational requirements for each level of credentialing for ministers in the Assemblies of God: Certified, Licensed, and Ordained. Find out more »

Online Programs

Master of Business Administration


The MBA's strong core curriculum covers functional areas of business (operations, marketing, finance) as well as leadership soft skill development and corporate strategy analysis, all in the context of Christian values. Courses are taught in a cohort model in which students start and finish the program together with the same group. Find out more »

Master in Ministry


The Master in Ministry (MIM) is designed to prepare students – intellectually, spiritually, and functionally – for vocational or lay ministry in a variety of contexts. The program is specifically designed for those who already possess an undergraduate degree yet have not taken foundational courses in Bible, Theology, or Ministry. Find out more »

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages


For over 20 years, NU has trained students to work in the field of TESOL. The MATESOL will uniquely prepare graduates to work or teach in a variety of intercultural settings or pursue entry to Ph.D. programs. Find out more »

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice


A bachelor's degree has become the standard for many entry-level positions and a necessity to move ahead in your current career. Northwest University's 100% online criminal justice program gives you the flexibility you need to study on your own time. Find out more »