Pursue Studies to Change Your Heart
and Transform Your World

Vanguard University's Master of Theological Studies and Master of Arts in Leadership Studies Programs are designed to expand your mind, deepen you spiritually, and equip you to serve in secular and sacred circles

Such an impactful education is possible at Vanguard because of our mentor-professors, who, though they are experts in their field, build close relationships with our students both within and beyond the classroom. It's an intimate discipleship experience that produces outstanding results!

Collaborative Program with Saddleback Church

Our commitment to go beyond the classroom and equip students to make a meaningful difference has led us to forge a significant, new partnership with Saddleback Church Leadership Academy; we're partnering with Pastor Rick Warren and his team to equip the next generation of church planters and ministry leaders. We combine Vanguard's Master of Theological Studies Program with a year-long ministry apprenticeship at Saddleback; after sixteen months, graduates will be prepared to serve as leaders in children's ministries, student ministries, worship arts, adult ministries, or church administration in existing and new churches. We're excited to see how God uses this new venture as we partner to help fulfill the Great Commission!

Nationally Ranked

The U.S. News & World Report has ranked Vanguard among the best baccalaureate colleges in the west in their 2011-2012 rankings of colleges and universities and The Princeton Review named VU a 2011-2012 "Best in the West" College.

Conveniently Located in Orange County

Vanguard University is located in Costa Mesa, accessible to the 55, 73, and 405 Freeways, and in close proximity to southern California's numerous churches.