Moody Bible Institute

Chicago, IL

Moody Bible Institute

Chicago, IL

At Moody, God transforms the world through you.

When you study at Moody Bible Institute, your ministry-focused education prepares you to serve God wherever He calls you. Learn from professors with real-life and academic experience as you engage in community with other students. You’ll gain life-transforming spiritual growth through your rigorous biblical and theological studies. At Moody, God transforms the world through you. Read about our Business programs:

Bachelor of Arts in Missional Leadership Interdisciplinary
Learn to execute Christian leadership skills in a variety of ministry environments and contexts
This program will equip you for missional leadership and ministry through core classes and cross-discipline training. Your core training will prepare you to lead in a variety of culturally and economically diverse ministry environments. In addition, the program includes 16 credits of electives from Moody’s undergraduate Bible, theology, and ministry courses. Integrate knowledge and skills from other disciplines like urban ministries, evangelism, and discipleship into your study of missional leadership, tailoring the degree to match your own special ministry vision.

Location: Chicago
Four-year degree. 120 Credits.
Sample courses: 
• Ministry Leadership and Staff Relationships
• Spiritual Formation and Community Analysis
• Life-on-Life Disciple Making

Bachelor of Arts in Missional Leadership Nonprofit Management
Learn to start, develop, and lead a Christian nonprofit organization
This program will equip you to develop and lead nonprofit organizations. You will review the history, purpose, and theories of the nonprofit sector, while learning principles of ethical management. Get real-world training for nonprofit fundraising and financial management, and gain insights about entrepreneurship and pressing social issues. Learn all this and more through the filter of God’s mission in the world at the local, national, and global level.

Location: Chicago
Four-year degree. 120 Credits.
Sample courses: 
• Introduction to Nonprofit Management
• Nonprofit Fundraising and Financial Management
• Social Entrepreneurship
• Race, Poverty, and Biblical Justice


In 2021, Moody's Bachelor of Science in Ministry Leadership, Children and Family concentration, was ranked #1 Best Online Bachelor's Degree in Youth Ministry by


On-campus residential: Full-tuition scholarship sponsored by donors. You pay room, board, and books.
Off-campus commuter: $370 per credit hour

Additional financial aid includes loans, grants, scholarships, and VA benefits. Find out more at

Student Life

Spiritual Enrichment at Chapel and Conferences
300 Chicago Ministry Sites
Student-Teacher Ratio: 18:1
Over 50,000 Living Alumni

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “At Moody, you’ll find community in your Bro-Sis [residential program], at your on-campus job, in your major, or on your floor. The people at Moody are so invested in ministry and in you. They’ll be your lifelong friends.”

    • Yangla ’20
      Elementary Education
  • “The professors want to talk about your skills and abilities and show you what kind of ministry is best for you, even if it’s not youth ministry at a local church. My professors were my favorite part of the program.”

    • Tim ’17
      Youth Ministry
  • “I love my Practical Christian Ministry and the children, community, and families I get to serve. My mentors have been incredible in my life. They pair my training with my Moody education to help me grow.”

    • Emily ’21
      Ministry to Women