Jakes Divinity School powered by North Central University

Gain the skills you need for ministry, business, and leadership

Earn your degree with Jakes Divinity School, powered by North Central University. 

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Why earn your degree through Jakes Divinity School?

North Central University’s College of Graduate and Professional Education offers a master’s-level strategic leadership degree, a program designed to prepare you for meaningful work in the marketplace and leadership in your business, church, or organization. You’ll have the opportunity to grow as a leader and increase your existing knowledge and skills in ways that will apply immediately to your life and career.

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Degrees offered with Jakes Divinity School

Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree – Church Leadership

Learn to minister, serve, and lead.


Why earn a degree in Church Leadership ?

Learn from expert faculty who are leadership in local churches. Develop skills and knowledge that you can apply to your ministry right away.

Allow a leadership degree online to take your career to the next level. And with the flexibility of fully online courses, finish your degree in a way that fits your busy schedule!

The associate’s degree gives a solid foundation for those pursuing a career in ministry.


Hear from a church leadership grad

“North Central had an enormous impact on how I pursued my calling to ministry. [My professors] were able to point out areas where I needed to grow as a student and a spiritual leader. I wouldn’t be here without them.”

– Zeus Vital ’13, Campus Pastor at River Valley Church

Bachelor’s Degree – Humanitarian Leadership

The Humanitarian Leadership major will prepare you for leadership and service in both humanitarian crisis and relief organizations, as well as a variety of non-profit settings.


Why earn an online humanitarian leadership degree?

When you graduate from the Humanitarian Leadership program, you’ll have the knowledge and skills for creating and serving in nonprofit organizations, or ministering to youth, children, and refugees in crisis. Graduates with this degree will also be trained in conflict resolution and negotiation.


Careers with a Humanitarian Leadership degree

  • Humanitarian relief and development professional
  • Non-profit organization founder
  • Non-profit organization administration/leadership
  • Youth ministry
  • Family ministry
  • Liaison for refugees and crisis situations

Master of Arts in Strategic Leadership


Lead where you are and where you’re going

The Master of Arts in Strategic Leadership degree at North Central University!

This master’s in leadership program will help you gain strategic management skills and knowledge that you can use in your workplace, your ministry, and in your home right away. Become a better leader for your life today, and for your future aspirations.


Why earn a Master of Arts in Strategic Leadership?

  • Receive a biblical perspective on leadership in your ministry and workplace
  • Learn from faculty who are experts and leaders in both churches and businesses
  • Develop skills and knowledge that you can apply to your life and career right away

a degree for your lifestyle

Follow these simple tips to help answer that scary question "how can I pay for college?" and help you obtain an affordable college tuition.


Receive your degree from one of the most affordable accredited degrees in the county and the good news is financial aid is available to those who qualify.


Students do their course work online to fit their day-to-day schedule. 

Davis father and son graduate with master's degrees


The Integrated Learning Experience fosters a depth of learning and application of academic, personal, and spiritual growth.

Admissions checklist


» Apply for admission to North Central

» Submit your high school and/or transcript

» Submit your FAFSA


» Apply for admission to North Central

» Submit your college transcript

» Submit a reference, essay, and resumé

» Submit your FAFSA 

Affording your degree


Tuition: $500/credit
Technology Fee: $400/semester


Tuition: $650/credit
Technology Fee: $200/semester
Program Fee: $200/semester​

Additional costs may apply for fees and books. 

Learn from the best

We are here to support you in pursuing your vocational calling and your overall educational and spiritual formation.  

Contact us at 1-833-JD-Study or email us at info@jakesdivinity.org