asbury university and the salvation army a partnership in ministry and education dr paul rader class of 1956 officer JD Rader 1983 Brittney Rader 2013

“Preparation produces opportunity in ministry...
and I cannot think of another educational institution in America, in the world for that matter, that is better suited to provide this service than Asbury University because of its affinity for The Salvation Army.”

General Rader, speaking to officers entering Asbury’s Ministry Management Program

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Customized Online and
On-Campus Degree Programs
for The Salvation Army

Kristi Boss, Coordinator of Salvation Army Programs
sa@asbury.edu   |   (859) 858-3511, x2925

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Salvation Army Bachelor's and Master's Degree Programs

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Welcome Salvationists!

For 90 years, Asbury University and The Salvation Army have united in the common cause of impacting the world for the cause of Christ. Asbury is committed to providing Salvation Army soldiers and officers excellent, relevant and Christ-Centered education. As partners, Asbury offers unique resources for Salvation Army students on our Kentucky campus and anywhere in the world through our online-degree program.

Degree Options:

Online Degrees On-Campus Degrees High School Program
Bachelors Graduate Bachelors Graduate Asbury Academy

Online Bachelor's Degrees

Salvation Army officers can transfer up to 60 credit hours from the College for Officer Training toward any of the following bachelor's degrees. A maximum of 75 credit hours may be transferred from all previous institutions, including CFOT.

  • Ministry Management
  • Organizational Management
  • Instructional Design
  • Leadership and Ministry
  • Elementary Education Program
    (Kentucky Residents Only)

Financial-Aid

Asbury is Affordable for Salvationists:

The Asbury University experience is now more affordable for our Salvation Army families. The addition of The Salvation Army Scholarship of $2,500 per year and our $2,000 grant for all out-of-state students are just part of the reason the average financial-aid offer for Salvation Army students has increased significantly in the past few years.

  • Complete a FAFSA application form:
    https://fafsa.ed.gov/
  • See our sample financial-aid offers to better understand financial-aid awards for Salvation Army students.

Be sure to contact your Territory's Education Department for a list of academic grants and low cost loans.

Financial-Aid
information

Ministry Management Degree

Designed for Salvation Army officers who want to improve their business and leadership skills within the Corp. Classes are contextualized with the needs of Army officers in mind. Courses are taken one at a time and there is a scheduled break during kettle season. This degree-completion option can be used to fulfill the Continuing Education Requirement. Classes are online with a Fall and Spring face-to-face intensive week. A typical timeline for the Ministry Management courses is five years.

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Organizational Management Program

Provides students with a firm grounding in accounting, management, marketing and economics. Grounded in Christian concepts of appropriate behavior toward individuals and society, and an ethical framework for decision making.

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Instructional Design

Prepares students to create technology-based learning experiences and training solutions for corporate, military and educational organizations. Learn to work with subject-matter experts to design instructional materials and activities using the latest multimedia-based technologies.

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Leadership and Ministry Program

Students will be equipped with a solid foundation that will enhance their ministry and provide a starting point for pursuing graduate studies. The program is beneficial for any student interested in leadership skills, further Biblical knowledge and ministry expertise.

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Elementary Education Program
(Kentucky Residents Only)

Students will complete the requirements necessary for P-5 teacher certification. Students benefit from clinical experiences in diverse schools and exposure to different student groups. Students will have opportunities to connect with school leaders, educators and other key stakeholders.

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Online Graduate Degrees

Accessible from anywhere in the world, Asbury's Online Graduate programs allow Salvationists the ability to continue their work and ministry while earning a master's degree. Online programs maintain a high standard of academic rigor, spiritual vitality and highly engaged faculty. Asbury's Graduate and Professional Studies programs empower Salvationists to bring excellence and leadership to the community they serve.

  • Master of Business Administration
    (MBA-ONLINE)
  • Master of Communication
    (Digital Storytelling-ONLINE)

Master of Business Administration
(MBA)

Asbury University extends a special invitation to Salvation Army officers seeking a graduate degree that equips them to be more effective stewards of their ministry and change agents in their community. Launching Fall 2015, Asbury's Howard Dayton School of Business will offer an ONLINE MBA that focuses not on the bottom line, but on the "Triple Bottom Line"- Profit, People and Purpose.

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Master of Communication
(Digital Storytelling)

Craft a compelling message about your Corp or Division. Create video that inspires, shares a vision, calls people to action. Story is powerful and the ability to create and present a digital story is a strong marketing tool for ministry.

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On-Campus Bachelors Degrees

Students choose Asbury University because they want to prepare for an impactful life. Many Salvationists choose bachelor's degrees that will give them a solid foundation and necessary skills for ministry. As a community, we are committed to equipping you for a lifetime of learning, leadership and service. Academic excellence and spiritual vitality is not just our motto, it's our promise.

Social Work - Business - Education - Christian Ministry - Bible and Theology - And Many More...

Financial-Aid

Asbury is Affordable for Salvationists:

The Asbury University experience is now more affordable for our Salvation Army families. The addition of The Salvation Army Scholarship of $2,500 per year and our $2,000 grant for all out-of-state students are just part of the reason the average financial-aid offer for Salvation Army students has increased significantly in the past few years.

  • Complete a FAFSA application form:
    https://fafsa.ed.gov/
  • See our sample financial-aid offers to better understand financial-aid awards for Salvation Army students.

Be sure to contact your Territory's Education Department for a list of academic grants and low cost loans.

*Traditional Undergraduate Financial Aid examples

Financial-Aid
Examples (PDF)

Uniquely for Undergraduate Salvation Army Students On Campus

The Salvation Army Student Fellowship (SASF) at Asbury University is unrivaled in the opportunities, support and fellowship it provides to Salvationist students. The fellowship is run jointly by an elected cabinet of student leaders, a council of current and former faculty, and the only officers in the country appointed solely to serve and encourage students. This structure helps provide Salvationist students at Asbury with a rich community, unequaled encouragement and authentic fellowship. Gathering regularly at the SASF Center, for fellowship, meals and Sunday night worship, the SASF is a vibrant community of faith and learning.

Asbury is also the only university with a SA student brass band, which along with the Gospel Choir and various other groups (media, dance, timbrels, drama) gives the students an outlet for evangelism and discipleship in our community and around the country.

All of these unique experiences for Salvationists - housed at the highest-rated college in the South (U.S. News regional rankings) have created an unparalleled experience for our students. Come and see for yourself why Asbury has more Salvationist alumni than any college or university, and why more Salvation Army leaders (soldiers and officers) have called themselves Asburians.

On-Campus Graduate Degree

As a School of Graduate and Professional Studies, we are committed to providing student-centered care in admissions and advising throughout your program. We invite you to explore our School of Graduate and Professional Studies programs which are personalized to working professionals and designed to helped you achieve your academic and career. On-campus graduate programs offer Salvationists the opportunity to learn and network with faculty in unique hands-on experiences, while participating in the rich Asbury community.

  • Master of Social Work
    (MSW)
  • Master of Business Administration
    (MBA)
  • Master of Communication
    (Digital Storytelling)

Master of Social Work
(MSW)

Prepare to serve the needy in a wide variety of situations as a soldier or officer with an MSW. Graduates will be prepared for theologically-informed, advanced social-work practice in national and global contexts that are agency or church-based.

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Master of Business Administration
(MBA)

Asbury University extends a special invitation to Salvation Army officers seeking a graduate degree that equips them to be more effective stewards of their ministry and change agents in their community. Launching Fall 2015, Asbury's Howard Dayton School of Business will offer an ONLINE MBA that focuses not on the bottom line, but on the "Triple Bottom Line"- Profit, People and Purpose.

Learn More   Apply Now
 

Master of Communication
(Digital Storytelling)

Craft a compelling message about your Corp or Division. Create video that inspires, shares a vision, calls people to action. Story is powerful and the ability to create and present a digital story is a strong marketing tool for ministry.

Learn More   Apply Now
 

High School Juniors and Seniors

Asbury Academy offers high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to take dual-enrollment classes at huge discounts and earn a scholarship towards their undergraduate degree at Asbury University.

  • Classes available online and on campus
  • Live anywhere in the world and take Asbury University classes
  • Get a head start on college and save money!
  • Earn a scholarship towards your four-year degree
  • Study with world class Asbury University professors while still in high school