Christian Studies

Oklahoma Baptist University

M.A. Online
12 months
12600 USD/year
12600 USD/year
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The Christian Studies program of Oklahoma Baptist University combine uncompromising academic rigor with unparalleled ministry relevance, providing learners and practitioners with foundational knowledge and specialized skills for ministry. Students may select one of two tracks, Leadership or Apologetics.


MA in Christian Studies: Leadership

Students learn foundational biblical and theological knowledge, equipping them to lead effectively in ministry. Courses prepare students for contemporary, biblical leadership in the face of challenges involving staff, congregations and volunteers. Whether you are a pastor; an associate pastor; a minister of music, education, or missions; or even an active layperson, this track will equip you to lead the church or support those who do.

MA in Christian Studies: Apologetics

Students learn to defend the faith from some of the best scholars and practitioners of apologetics in the nation. This degree prepares learners to defend the Christian faith in a winsome and compelling manner. Students learn how to study scripture; analyze culture; and apply biblical, theological, and philosophical understanding to develop a reasonable defense of the Christian faith.

Why get your MA in Christian Studies?

Quality – The Christian Studies program of Oklahoma Baptist University includes a common set of classes designed around understanding the essentials of the Christian faith, Christian worldview and Christian life. As a student, you will build on these core competencies as you pursue focused training centered on leading the church, defending the faith and reaching the world.

Convenience – Each course is offered in a fully online, eight-week format and may be completed from anywhere in the world.

Faculty Experts – Our professors have earned the highest degrees and have years of practical experience in their specific field. In other words, the graduate faculty practices what they teach.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Old Testament Studies
  • New Testament Studies
  • Biblical Hermeneutics
  • Christian Theology
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Christian Worldview

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits



English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application for Admission
  • Official Academic Transcript
  • A current Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Two Recommendation Forms (one must be from the pastor of your church)
  • Apply for Financial Aid
  • To be considered for enrollment in the MA degree program, applicants must have earned a bachelor's degree and have completed both an Old and New Testament college course (offered online at OBU).
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores
  • International Student Financial Guarantee - Part I and II
  • Passport copy
  • Transcripts and degree evaluation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12600 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    12600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12600 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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!

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