24 months
1164 USD/credit 22116 USD/year
1164 USD/credit 22116 USD/year
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The Religion program of Andrews University is an academic program generally involving two years of study beyond the baccalaureate degree. The purpose of the program is to prepare students to act as teachers and church workers in the areas of biblical studies, theology, religious tradition, and Christian ministry.



The Religion program of Andrews University prepares effective leaders for further study in a specialized discipline or to serve as multi-disciplinary teachers and church workers.


Master of Arts (Religion) graduates proclaim the gospel and make disciples by valuing and articulating biblical, theological, historical, and missiological knowledge in terms of Seventh-day Adventist history, beliefs, and practice.

Points of Distinction

  • Accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and by the Adventist Accrediting Association.
  • Research-oriented and designed with intensive focus in the chosen area of study.
  • Benefit from an affordable financial package. Fifty percent tuition reduction for the online and on-campus MA.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Development Of Seventh-day Adventist Theology
  • Principles and Methods Of Theology
  • Research Methods
  • Archaeology and the Bible
  • Biblical Hebrew
  • Ecclesiastical Latin

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


38 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelors degree (or non-U.S. equivalent) from an accredited institution and a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Three Recommendations from professionals such as advisors, major professors and employers.
  • Resume describing employment, research or special projects.
  • Statement of Purpose reflecting your philosophical perspective, personal, professional and academic goals, and reasons for seeking the graduate program.
  • TOEFL, IELTS or PTE (academic): Students whose language of education is not English must submit English proficiency test scores. The MA (Religion) off-campus program may not require English proficiency test scores as the language of instruction is set by the International Sites.
  • Seminary Background Screening.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22116 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1164 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    22116 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1164 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Fair Plain

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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