Our students receive a private university education through our partnership program with Northwest University. Canvas College students earn a fully accredited AA, BA, MA degree while enjoying the exclusive opportunities that only Canvas Church and Canvas College have to offer.
The Associate in Ministry Leadership is designed for those who seek a broader foundation upon which to build their ministry by combining selected general education courses with Bible, theology, and ministry studies. Students in this program are eligible for federal grants and loans, and may also receive credit for practical experience and previous college courses. Many students realize that they need better preparation to adequately respond to God's calling, but can't devote four years to a B.A. degree.
The Bachelor of Arts in Business Management is designed to provide students with the essential learning to pursue and develop effective business practices. The course of study is comprehensive and provides students with the capacity to develop foundational hard skills in accounting, finance, project management, and marketing, but also to pursue ethical and effective ways of doing business as a manager and leader.
A calling can take many shapes—from serving in church leadership to ministering in non-church settings—but they all take a person with commitment, integrity, and heart. It also requires specialized training, and that's where Northwest University can help.
The B.A in Ministry Leadership is designed for students who desire the broadest foundation upon which to build their ministry and who would like the option of advancing into a master's degree. The course of study is holistic and engaging, with an emphasis on a thorough core curriculum requirement coupled with two years of Bible, theology, and practical ministry courses.
Expand biblical understanding and build exegetical skills.
Present a carefully reasoned, coherent Christian worldview.
Integrate biblical and theological knowledge with the practice of ministry and daily life.
Build confidence, understanding, and skill in leading worship, administering ordinances of the church, caring for the suffering, and leading other ministry activities of encouragement and comfort.
Learn through experience, self-reflection, critical thinking, sensitivity toward diversity, and personal prayer.
Comprehend and apply effective leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
Understand and utilize media, computing resources, and basic financial data.
Communicate the gospel through effective strategies of evangelism, teaching, preaching, and discipleship.
This program is designed to prepare students for leadership positions in business, government, and nonprofit organizations. The program emphasizes developing leadership and management skills with the goal of assisting students who seek advancement in their current field or transition into leadership positions. Career possibilities include Human Resource Management, Nonprofit Leadership, and in government and business organizations that focus on the management of people and projects.
Study core level business knowledge you can use from day one. Learn on your own time and apply what you learn at work.
Classes are taught by professors that combine first-hand industry knowledge with academic excellence.
Focus on the process of planning, organizing, and leading an organization and its members to achieve business success.
Unique focus on critical thinking and innovation. Learn how to overcome business challenges in innovative and effective ways.
Explore your personal leadership and communication styles and learn how to leverage your strengths to lead others.
Taught from a worldview that underscores the importance of ethics and integrity in business and in relationships.
The Master of Arts in Leadership Studies (MALS) is a fully-accredited, 36-credit degree offered through Northwest University. It is designed to help students combine a practical and theoretical business leadership approach with biblical and theological reflection in order to raise up dynamic Christian leaders in an ever-changing world.
Northwest University has opened up their online Masters’ Degrees to our partnership program. These degrees are available through Canvas College.
Master in Ministry
Master of Arts in Bible and Theology
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Master of Arts in International Community Development
Master of Business Administration
Master of Science in Data Analysis and Research Psychology
Master of Science in Nursing
Because each graduate program has courses and experiences that are unique to students in that program, there may be special fees above tuition. Because fees are usually tied to specific services, all fees are subject to change without notice and may not be refundable.
Small class sizes mean greater access to your professors, specialized attention, and full support on your course work.
Northwest University credits will transfer to other major colleges and universities.
Students will enroll in a full course load every semester, putting them on track to earn their Associate’s in 2 years or Bachelor’s in 4 years. Students will receive credits for work in a traditional classroom setting, online classes and ministry internships at Canvas Church.