MA in Christian Studies

Christian Studies

The Master of Arts Christian Studies (MACS) is a Seminary degree that provides a graduate level introduction to the theological disciplines. The degree is designed to prepare students for further graduate study or for general educational purposes. This 39 hour degree can be completed entirely through distance education. The Distance Learning Office will offer courses for the MACS in online, hybrid, and extension center formats in accordance with their regular rotation. Students may also take MACS courses on campus.

Applicants should have an accredited Bachelor’s degree.

Program at a glance

Total Hours
39 hours
This program includes 4 credit hours from the Master of Arts core and 35 hours of Christian studies requirements in a variety of disciplines.

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What are some courses I will take?

Below is a sample of the required courses. To see a complete list, view the academic catalog.

  • OTS 5110 - Old Testament Introduction and Interpretation I: Pentateuch and Former Prophets 
  • OTS 5120 - Old Testament Introduction and Interpretation II: Latter Prophets and Writings 
  • NTS 5110 - New Testament Introduction and Interpretation I: Jesus and the Gospels 
  • NTS 5120 - New Testament Introduction and Interpretation II: Acts, Epistles, and Revelation
  • PRS 6100 - Bible Exposition I: Hermeneutics and Preparation
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What can I do with this degree?

  • Teach Christian studies in a Christian educational context
  • Write for Christian literary publications
  • Work in the non-profit sector
  • Pursue a Ph.D. in an effort to become a professor

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