Master of Arts in Christian Studies

The Master of Arts in Christian Studies (MACS) is a graduate degree 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). Available on campus or online.


Minimum Degree Requirements (36 Hours)


BIB 505 Biblical Hermeneutics
EMS 501 Personal Evangelism
THS 504 Spiritual Foundations
THS 510 Systematic Theology I
THS 515 Systematic Theology II
THS 550 Theology Intensive
THS 603 Church History
NTS 501 New Testament Introduction I
NTS 601 New Testament Introduction II
OTS 501 Old Testament Introduction I
OTS 601 Old Testament Introduction II
PHI 502 Philosophy of Religion


RES 601 Library Research Seminar (No Credit - Required Seminar)


For more information about the program, check here or contact Scott Shiffer at or 214.818.1316.

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