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Ed.D. The Doctor of Education degree, a 54 Credit Hours program  is to equip individuals for denominational or interdenominational leadership positions in the field of religious education or teaching. The degree include mastery of educational disciplines, graduate-level understanding of theological disciplines, and capacity to engage in administration, teaching, and research.

D.Min. The Doctor of Ministry, a 36 Credit Hours, advanced degree program in Contextual Cohort Model with maximum practical application, is designed to provide training in the practice of Biblically and theologically oriented ministry to those actively involved in vocational or bi-vocational ministry.  The Cohort program is an educational step forward in training students to function more effectively in their communities, families, and workplaces.

Ph.D. The Doctor of Philosophy degree is a 48 Credit Hours program designed for those who are capable of doing research at the highest level with a view to becoming scholars and educational leaders in various fields of Christian ministry.

D.D. The Doctor of Divinity or Doctor of Humane Letters (Honoris Causa) are awarded in recognition of faithful and notable service, creative and innovative leadership in church ministry, in overseas missions, academia, and in church community development, social, charitable, and global church ministries. Honorary Degrees are awarded annually at Commencement and at the Academic Convocation.

The Commission for Independent Education, Florida Board of Education has accepted NorthStar University College of Religious Studies and Seminary as having complied with requirements of state law pursuant to Section 1005.06 (1) (f), Florida Statutes pursuant to religious institutions. Institutional compliance allows NorthStar University College of Religious Studies and Seminary to award the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy, and Doctor of Education with a religious modifier placed on the title line of the degree, on the transcript, and whenever the title of the degree appears in official school documents or publications. Institutional compliance allows NorthStar to offer degrees in educational programs that prepare students for religious vocations as ministers, professionals, or laypersons in the categories of ministry, counseling, theology, education, administration, fine arts, media, communications, or social work.

Doctor of Education (DEd)

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


• Applied Apologetics  

• Biblical and Theological Studies 

• Chaplaincy

• Community Development

• Christian Education

• Christian Ministries

• Christian Counseling

• Church Management

• Entrepreneurship

• Human Services

• Intercultural Studies

• Organizational Leadership

• Global Studies & Justice 

• Theology/Philosophy

• Theology & Christian Studies

• Non-Profit Management  

• Music & Worship 

• Pastoral Care


Master of Arts (MA)

Master of Divinity (MDiv)

Master of Science (MS)

Master of Theological Studies (MTS)


BA in Applied Theology

BA in Biblical Studies

BA in Christian Behavioral Science

BS in Christian Counseling

BA in Christian Ministries


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