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M.A. in Christian Studies

Wesley Biblical Seminary’s 52-hour Master of Arts in Christian Studies allows you to explore areas of personal ministry interest while at the same time equipping you to interpret Scripture accurately, understand the historic scope of Christian theology, and apply your biblical and theological understanding to the task of ministry in today‚Äôs context. If you want to have a broad understanding of Scripture and theology for the sake of practical ministry, this degree is for you.

2-3 years

program length





MA Christian Studies courses

Biblical Studies15 credits
OT 516Old Testament History and Interpretation3
NT 512New Testament History and Interpretation3
BS 501Inductive Bible Study I3
BS 512Inductive Bible Study II3
Biblical Studies Electives3
Theological Studies 15 credits
BT 501Biblical Theology3
HT 520History of Christian Thought 3
ST 604Christ, Revelation, God, and Humanity3
ST 605Salvation, Holy Spirit, Church, and Last Things3
Theological Studies Electives3
Philosophical Studies3 credits
AP 501Foundations of Apologetics3
PH 610Moral Theology and the Gospel3
Formational Studies7 credits
DS 505Discipleship and Spiritual Formation 4
DS 515Discipleship in the Home3
Formational Studies3 credits
EV 605Evangelism3
General Electives9 credits

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Master of Arts programs

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