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Christian Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Online
The Master of Arts (Christian Studies) is designed primarily for lay leaders who desire training for more effective ministry within their church or organization.
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Overview

The program leading to the Master of Arts degree with a major in Christian Studies (MACS) is designed to provide a graduate-level biblical and theological foundation for various kinds of Christian service. This degree is designed primarily for lay leaders who desire training for more effective ministry within their church or organization. The MACS may also provide supplemental training for those engaged in parachurch ministries or those in support positions with missions agencies or churches. Those who are seeking full preparation for vocational ministry should apply for admission to one of the professional degree programs.

ll students in the MACS program will be able to:

  • demonstrate a general knowledge of the Bible, including a synthetic understanding of the major books;
  • evidence an understanding of the historical development of theology, a knowledge of premillennial theology, and an ability to support their theological views and apply them to contemporary issues;
  • evidence an increasing likeness to Christ as manifested in love for God, love for others, and the fruit of the Spirit;
  • evidence an interest and involvement in the local church or other ministries with which they are associated; and
  • minister within a local church or other group by means of leadership skills, evangelism, and service.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Bible Study Methods and Hern-.eneutics 
  • Old Testament History 
  • OT History II & Poetry 
  • OT Prophets 
  • The Gospels 
  • Acts & Pauline Epistles 
  • Hebrews, General Epistles, & Revelation 
  • Ruth, Psalms, Jonah, & Selected Epistles 
  • New Testament Introduction 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    62 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    86

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General Requirements

As an applicant, you will be evaluated on the basis of:

  •   Your academic records
  •   The assessment of your references
  •   The extent and quality of involvement in Christian service
  •   Your apparent gifts and potential for placement into Christian ministry.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    571 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 571 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    571 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 571 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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