Fresno Pacific University

Fresno, CA

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Fresno Pacific University is the Central Valley’s only accredited Christian university. FPU offers a wide range of programs at campus locations in southeast Fresno, north Fresno, Merced, Visalia, Bakersfield, and fully online. With over 45 degrees to choose from, you’re sure to find a program to meet your career goals. You’ll become part of a small community of learners, thrive in a flexible learning environment, and be challenged by a rigorous curriculum. Learn how much further you can go at FPU!

Graduate options
Fresno Pacific University is focused on academic excellence and Christian values, empowering you to reach your goals with a supportive community of staff, faculty, and peers. With more than 45 distinctive graduate programs, our alumni are in high demand—locally and beyond—for their professionalism, depth and breadth of knowledge in their field, and leadership skills. With campus locations across the Central Valley and fully online programs, advancing your education and pursuing your career goals are more convenient than ever.

Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary 
Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary is evangelical, ecumenical, and Anabaptist. Here, you’ll gain a unique perspective that will shape your transformational ministry. With programs that span ministry, missions, theology, and counseling, you’ll be prepared to take the gospel into the world. Put to practice what you preach with an advanced degree from FPBS.

Five campuses and fully online programs
Advance your education without adding to your commute. With five campuses across California’s Central Valley as well as fully online programs, Fresno Pacific University makes earning your master’s degree as convenient as possible.

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4 Graduate Program Options Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online
School Counseling                
Sports Administration                

Located in Fresno, CA



Ranked #35 among “Best Bang for Your Buck” schools in the West | Washington Monthly


Ranked #2 among “Top Performers on Social Mobility” | U.S. News & World Report


Ranked #39 among the “Best Regional Universities” in the West | U.S. News & World Report


Ranked #16 Best Value School | U.S. News & World Report

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FPU Fast Facts

Institutional control: Private
Religious affiliation: Mennonite Brethren
Mascot: Sunbird
Student body: 1,300 graduate and seminary students
Programs: 45 graduate degrees
Campus: 50 acres 
City: 5th-largest in California

Top Majors
• MA Kinesiology, Physical Education
• MA Ministry, Leadership & Culture
• Master of Divinity

Distinctive Programs
• Online programs
• On-site counseling center
• Career Development & Experiential Learning Center

Student Body

Not reported


Application Fee
*may vary by program
Housing Offered? N/A

What students are saying about us...

  • “The education I gained while attending FPU has been instrumental to my success in roles with increasing responsibility.”

    • Marc Percival
  • “At the Seminary, fellowship and relationships are a priority. The opportunities to connect provided me a sense of belonging.”

    • Vicencia Abundiz
      Community Leadership and Transformation