Hope International University

Master of Arts in Ministry and Graduate Certificates

Because a bachelor's degree is only the beginning, many students desire to further their education after Central.  We have partnered with Hope International University in Fullerton, California to provide graduate certificates and degrees to our alumni.  HIU is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges as well as programmatically accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education.


Studying at HIU was a rich experience for me. My undergrad degree from CCCB has served me well and prepared me very well for ministry in the local church. My time at HIU was a chance to take another step and supplement my education by taking classes that stretched me in new ways. Thanks to both degrees I feel well equipped to tackle the daily challenges of ministry and leadership. (Matt Gilchrist, CCCB Class of 1999)

The online format is outstanding because I can fit it into my schedule whenever I need to.  Even if ministry requires me to change my schedule for a funeral or wedding, I can arrange my class work to complete at another time.

I selected the courses and the time frame in which I needed to take them.  The whole process took about an hour to set up my entire degree plan.  Knowing I could do this program wherever I was made it possible for me to move to the church that was interested in hiring me.

For graduate education, I wanted something that would make me a better leader and administrator of the programs my church needed.  That is exactly what this partnership gives me.  (Brandon Bradley, CCCB Class of 2010) 


View or download the Welcome Letter

View or download the Informational Brochure

Read frequently asked questions

New graduate students may fill out an application for the program

Prior students may register for additional courses here

Visit HIU's page for graduate ministry education