Global University Announces Web-based Associates Degree

Springfield, MO, October 3, 2021 – Global University is expanding its offerings by allowing students to earn an associate’s degree in church ministries without leaving their families and their local church, without having to purchase textbooks, and without going into massive debt.

The AACM (Associates of Arts in Church Ministries) degree embraces 100% web-based learning in eight-week blocks. The student sets their schedule during the course, working at their own pace to study when convenient for them. Courses are purchased as the student moves through the program at the cost of $82.50 per credit hour, or just under $5,000 total cost.

Courses in the AACM use media, faculty-developed content, library content, quizzes, reflection questions, and real-world examples. This platform allows the instructors and Global University to enhance the learning experience for students with frequent updates and the addition of current events. Local churches can also host cohorts, allowing the church to input their DNA into the curriculum.

“The demand for affordable, web-based only programs continue to grow,” says Dr. David DeGarmo, GU provost. “The AACM is the first Global University degree to be offered as a complete, customizable degree package. Other degrees will follow.”

The AACM fulfills the educational requirements for Assemblies of God ministerial credentialing. The degree can be customized with a Children’s Ministry certification and soon will offer a rural ministry concentration. “We want to continue to be a leader in ministry training and personal growth,” says GU president Dr. Gary Seevers. “Web-based degrees benefit everyone – our students, our faculty, our local churches, and our Fellowship as a whole.”

For more information on the Associate of Arts in Church Ministries degree, visit: or call 800.443.1083, option 4.


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Global University, regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), is headquartered in Springfield, MO. As part of the Assemblies of God fellowship, the non-profit university offers non-degree and degree programs in the United States and worldwide. Learn more at