The Master of Arts in Christian Studies (M.A.C.S.) provides an academic introduction to the core tenets of the faith. Relevant to those in both ministry and the marketplace, this degree offers a fundamental understanding of Christian doctrine, history, and theology along with an introduction to biblical studies and interpretation.
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)