MA Christian Studies

A Snapshot:

  • 50 credit hours (approx. 2-3 years)
  • Available on campus and online
  • Presents a broad knowledge of Scripture and theology with a foundational set of skills for Christian ministry

The MA Christian Studies equips students with a deep and well-rounded understanding of Scripture and theology while giving them the opportunity to explore other areas. Students will graduate from the program with the ability to interpret Scripture accurately, understand the historic scope of Christian theology, and apply their biblical and theological understanding to the task of ministry today.

This degree is for anyone who wants to have a broad  understanding of Scripture and theology for the sake of practical ministry.

The entire program can be completed online, allowing you to participate in the program from anywhere in the world.

Required Courses

The MA Christian Studies contains 50 credits focused on expanding the student’s biblical and theological insight. The degree also allows the student the opportunity to grow in related disciplines through both required and elective courses.

Biblical Studies15
OT 516Old Testament History and Interpretation3
NT 516New Testament History and Interpretation3
NT 531Interpreting the Gospels3
Biblical Studies Electives6
Theological Studies 15
BT 501Biblical Theology3
HT 604 History of Christian Thought 3
ST 504Christ, Revelation, God, and Humanity3
ST 505Salvation, Holy Spirit, Church, and Last Things3
Theological Studies Electives3
Philosophical Studies3
AP 501Foundations of Apologetics3
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PH 610Moral Theology and the Gospel3
Formational Studies6
DS 505Discipleship and Spiritual Formation 3
DS 515Discipleship in the Home3
Formational Studies3
EV 605Evangelism3
General Electives8

For detailed program information, please see the academic catalog.

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