MA in Ethics, Theology, and Culture

Ethics, Theology and Culture

The Master of Arts in Ethics, Theology and Culture degree program exists to provide students with specialized academic training to engage in thoughtful conversations on the intersection of faith and culture, including biblical marriage, moral philosophy, creation care, and more. Students who earn this degree can serve in a variety of settings and help serve as a catalyst for the church to be a prophetic moral witness in a lost world. Learn from professors who know how to defend the faith amid a growing secular context, and reach the world for Christ.

Program at a glance

Degree requirements
49 hours
This program includes 4 credit hours from the Master of Arts core and 45 hours from the area of ethics, theology, and culture. Total hours

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Additional Admission Requirements

The M.A. Ethics, Theology, and Culture can be completed in two years alone, or completed as a supplement to the M.Div. with one additional year of study. This is because the M.A. Ethics, Theology, and Culture program allows students to use up to 30 hours of overlapping courses toward both an M.Div. and the M.A. Ethics, Theology, and Culture degree. Note: outside of the 30 shareable hours, at least 18 hours must be completed through courses unique to the M.A. (i.e., courses not shared with the M.Div.) to complete this 48 hour degree.

What are some courses I will take?

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

  • ETH 6550 - Moral Foundations of Marriage and Family
  • ETH 7503 - Systems of Moral Philosophy
  • ETH 7620 - Christian Ethics and the State
  • ETH 7630 - Ethics of War and Peace
  • ETH 7640 - Created Order and Environmental Ethics
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What can I do with this degree?

  • Work with non-profits to enact social/policy changes
  • Develop methodologies that intersect faith and culture
  • Teach ethics or theology in a Christian educational context
  • 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?