About Our Programs

Shiloh University has several programs available to support the educational goals of those who wish to make a positive impact through their vocational calling. These include our ministry and leadership programs, and our education programs.

Ministry and Leadership Programs

Education Programs


Our ministry and leadership programs exist to ignite world changers in their calling to transform culture and impact lives. They provide training in leadership, compassionate ministry, and biblical studies. Students are instructed by qualified faculty who are experienced in Christian ministry as apostolic leaders, missionaries, pastoral caregivers, and teachers.

Accredited Degree Programs

  • Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry Completion Program – provides a personal foundation for ministry. Through the examination of biblical, historical, and cultural backgrounds and training in interpersonal skills, students are encouraged to use prior learning and current experience to bring kingdom values to those within their call to ministry. The program’s emphasis on the student’s call to ministry includes church, work, family, community, and culture.
  • Master of Arts in Practical Ministry 2 Emphases– provides the student with a practical approach to the application of Scripture and theology across various ministry disciplines. There are two possible tracks, one for study and teaching, and the other for the work of pastoral care or chaplaincy.
  • Master of Divinity– provides professional and theological graduate training designed to equip the participant for the continued study, application, and ministering of God’s Word. The curriculum concentrates on the biblical basis for ministry practices, allowing for ministry formation in concert with the participant’s home church beliefs, and making room for the Holy Spirit to teach and minister in the participant’s life. Additional emphasis is placed on the knowledge and skills necessary to lead, teach, or minister in a church or parachurch setting.
  • Doctor of Ministry – a practice-oriented professional degree for pastors and ministry leaders that cultivates a “way of being” for spiritual formation. The program emphasizes relational ministry development. It is designed to facilitate spiritual renewal and to stimulate increasingly effective ministry in the Church and contemporary world.


Our education programs exist to equip Christian educators with skills and abilities that will make them effective in transforming lives and culture. These skills are applicable for professional teachers and administrators, church school workers, corporate trainers, and those who are committed to creating relevant learning experiences.

Accredited Degree Programs

  • M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Technology is designed to assist experienced educators in becoming leaders of new and innovative technology-driven instructional methods in a variety of educational settings.
  • M.Ed. in Educational Leadership is designed to assist educational leaders in deepening their skills in analyzing, developing, and influencing the practices and structures of teaching, schools and organizations, and educational systems.


Distance Education Accrediting Commission

Shiloh University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission.

U.S. Department of Education

The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.

Council for Higher Education Accreditation

Shiloh University is a CHEA institutional member.

Iowa College Student Aid Commission

Shiloh University is authorized by the state of Iowa as a post-secondary degree-granting institution.

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

 Shiloh University has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.

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