Master of Arts in Christian Studies

The Master of Arts in Christian Studies (M.A.C.S.) is designed to provide basic theological education for persons who want to be better equipped for ministry and/or advance in their employment setting, but who have little or no previous theological education and have limited time to attend graduate school. Upon successful completion of this degree plan, the student should evidence knowledge and skills applicable to working in general Christian ministry. Its design also qualifies a missionary candidate whose mission board requires a year of graduate theological education for appointment (e.g., those undertaking specialized assignments, such as in medicine or agriculture). This degree may be completed fully online, partially online, or in the classroom.


Minimum Degree Requirements (36 Hours)


Core Curriculum (36 Hours)

THS 504         Spiritual Foundations
OTS 501         Old Testament Introduction I
OTS 601         Old Testament Introduction II
BIB 505          Biblical Hermeneutics
EMS 501        Personal Evangelism
NTS 501         New Testament Introduction I
NTS 601         New Testament Introduction II
THS 603         Church History
PHI 502          Philosophy of Religion
THS 512         Prolegomena and Trinitarianism
THS 514         Anthropology, Hamartiology, and Soteriology
THS 516         Baptist Ecclesiology and Eschatology

Applied Studies (non-credit)

AMP 500      Applied Ministry Project (Required each semester)