Associate of Applied Science

applied scienceThe Associate of Applied Science degree includes elements of Maranatha’s Biblical Studies and Liberal Arts Cores, while allowing students to create their own concentration. Concentration coursework may be transferred in or taken from Maranatha. You can also convert your professional training, from various areas like welding or missionary language school, into your concentration.

With Maranatha’s Associate’s Applied Science degree online, you can schedule your life, and then schedule your classes. Aggressive students may complete all requirements in as few as 18 months while other students may take one class at a time.  Your pace is your choice.

What will an AAS help you accomplish? It is a recognized associate degree that employers are seeking. It allows you to upgrade a technical training program into an associate’s degree or design your own program of study. Employment prospects for associate graduates, especially in the STEM* fields, are very promising.


Would you rather have a bachelor’s degree? Great! Begin your AAS now and transfer your credits to Maranatha’s degree completion program when you are ready.

If you already have training in a particular area, it may count as credit toward your area of concentration. Please note that non-baccalaureate training may not apply to a bachelor’s degree program.

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* See “Is There a STEM Workforce Shortage?” for more information on STEM jobs.


Admissions Process

  • Submit a formal application to enroll in the program. This is free!
  • If you are transferring coursework, have official transcripts sent directly from your previous institution to Maranatha.

Academic Requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 64 hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  • Complete a minimum of 15 hours from Maranatha, earning at least 6 of the last 12 hours from Maranatha.
  • Earn a minimum of C- in concentration courses.
  • Download the worksheet as a PDF.

Financial Aid

  • Complete a minimum of 64 hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  • All students interested in financial aid must complete the FAFSA, using the code 016394 for Maranatha. Qualified students who have not completed an undergraduate degree may have grant options available.
  • Students must. . .

    The amount of the award is determined by the federal government, and certain types of financial aid require a minimum number of credit hours to be taken per semester.



In the AAS, students may design their own concentration by completing 18 credits in one academic discipline, and enhance their degree with elective courses. Examples include:

  • Accounting Management
  • Biblical Studies
  • Business Management
  • Digital Media
  • Education
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Marketing
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Criminal Justice