Reaching the top of a mountain takes focus, commitment, discipline and team work — qualities every good leader is known for. Those are the strengths you’ll develop in Summit, our five-year Bachelor of Arts/Master of Divinity program.

Learn from seasoned instructors, fellow Summit students and a caring mentor while you earn two respected degrees saturated in biblical wisdom. By the time you graduate, you’ll have a clear sense of purpose and the confidence you need to follow your path.

We offer a variety of significant Summit scholarships. If you’re motivated to lead and called to ministry, no other program will prepare you faster or better. So take the first step. Climb with us. 


Save Time

Imagine shaving two years off your education without sacrificing learning opportunities or practical experience. Normally it takes four years to get a Bachelor of Arts and an extra three years to gain a Master of Divinity. As a Summit student, you’ll earn both in just five years. (Students entering with an Associate of Arts degree, or equivalent, can complete the program in four years).

Save Money

Picture saving $39,180 in tuition costs* while avoiding the burdensome debt that hinders countless ministry leaders. When you graduate, you'll have the financial freedom to choose a job that's right for you. And most importantly, you'll have the skills you need to disciple others with wisdom and courage. 

Equip Yourself

Accelerating your education won’t mean sacrificing hands-on training and spiritual maturity. You will participate in a special Service Learning Program, hone your leadership skills in challenging internships and shape lasting connections in our Mentored Ministry program. Every step of the way, you’ll have the customized guidance you need from people committed to your personal and professional development.

Join Us

Start a learning adventure unlike any other. Forge relationships with professors and mentors who value your ideas and perspectives. Take classes that make you think deeply and bring out your best work. And join forces with passionate scholars who want to make the world a better place.


You must apply for undergraduate admission before applying to the Summit program. Applicants cannot be selected for Summit until they have been admitted to MU. However, the Admissions Department encourages students to submit their Summit applications prior to admittance so the two application processes coincide.


Application Checklist

Pastoral Reference Form

Summit Program Application


Summit is for high-achieving students who aspire to be strong ministry leaders

  • Recent high school graduates
  • Transfer students
  • Former members of the military


Each year, a select number of students will receive full-tuition scholarships covering the undergraduate portion of the program. The scholarships are primarily designed for recent high school graduates, although transfer students with a minimum 3.0 GPA will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Summit students who don’t receive a full-tuition scholarship will receive either a $5,000 or a $2,000 scholarship.

Enrollment Requirements

  • Have a minimum 3.2 high school GPA or a minimum 3.0 college GPA
  • Meet all admission requirements
  • Meet all character requirements

Summit Student Requirements

  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Take an average of 15 credits per semester
  • Meet all character and activity requirements for the program

Summit Degrees

  • A Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Bible and Theology from Multnomah University
  • A Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Multnomah Biblical Seminary

Summit 5-Year Course Layout


  • Earn two degrees in five years instead of seven
  • Save $39,180 in tuition costs
  • Receive hands-on training from experienced ministry leaders
  • Join a cohort of Summit students that will stick together for the five-year program
  • Serve monthly through Summit’s specialized Service Learning Program
  • Train in exclusive internships 
  • Discipline yourself with our high standards and rigorous curriculum
  • Develop your unique talents in our Mentored Ministry program
  • Graduate with less debt
  • Start your career in ministry two years sooner

Potential Careers

  • Pastor
  • Chaplain
  • Professor
  • Counselor
  • Administrator
  • Lawyer
  • Social Worker
  • Therapist

*A Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Theology (a four-year program) from Multnomah University and a Master of Divinity (a three-year program) from Multnomah Biblical Seminary cost $145,280 collectively. The five-year Summit program costs $106,100. The difference is a savings of $39,180. These prices do not reflect any financial aid funding.

Summit Director

Dr. Mark Belokonny brings a wealth of pastoral and church consulting experience to the Summit director position. Read his bio. Send any questions about Summit to