MA in Christian Studies

Christian Studies

The Master of Arts in Christian Studies degree program exists to equip believers with a biblical and theological foundation for ministry. This degree can be done completely online and will provide introductory graduate-level courses in theology, Bible exposition, Christian ethics, and more. Learn from professors who know God’s Word, love his Church, and want to equip you to apply it wherever you go. Students who graduate with this degree will gain practical and biblical foundations for life and ministry.

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

Learn from over 60 professors who know what it's like to be in ministry. Our world-class faculty will teach you how to think critically about the Bible so you can minister faithfully throughout the world.

Who will teach me?