The Master of Arts Ethics, Theology, and Culture is a Seminary program providing specialized academic training that prepares men and women to impact the culture for Christ through prophetic moral witness, training in cultural engagement, and service in a variety of settings.

Some students choose this program to enhance qualifications for further academic study. Most, however, choose this program to add focus to preparation for ministry in the local church, on the mission field, in denominational service, or to prepare for para-church ministry and general Christian witness in the public square.

The MA Ethics, Theology, and Culture can be completed in two years alone or completed as a supplement to the MDiv with one additional year of study. This is because the MA Ethics, Theology, and Culture program allows students to use up to 24 hours of overlapping courses toward both an MDiv and the MA Ethics, Theology, and Culture degree.

  • On-Campus

At a Glance

  • 4

    Master of Arts hours

  • 45

    Ethics, theology, and culture hours

  • 49

    Total Credit hours

Program Courses

The Masters of Arts in Ethics, Theology, and Culture has allowed me to think critically about different cultural topics through a biblical and theological lens. The program has challenged my thinking and encouraged my desire to further my education!

Corinne Nelson MA Alum

MA in Context

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

Additional Information

Application for admission should be made at least 60 days prior to matriculation. Admission to this degree program is based on the following application elements:

  • A set of completed standard application forms and an MA (Ethics, Theology, and Culture) application form.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in an accredited baccalaureate degree program. Applicants with degrees from colleges or universities outside the United States will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Five references (non-family): 1 pastor; 2 personal character; 2 academic.
  • A graded research paper from a graduate or undergraduate course, or the GRE Writing Assessment.
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must achieve a minimum TOEFL score of 600 (100 on the internet-based TOEFL). Please note that TOEFL scores must be less than 24 months old to be considered valid by the Seminary.
  • The seminar style electives are especially intimate and impactful for our students as it allows for more in-depth discussion and formation.

    Benjamin Quinn

    Assoc. Professor of Theology and History of Ideas

Have more questions? Connect with our MA Admissions counselor.

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