The Master of Arts in Christian Education (MA) study program is a foundational graduate study which is designed to provide biblical, theological and educational training for Christian educational ministry, or for further study.  A theological bachelor holder may apply for advanced standing for courses taken previously.

Admissions
• Meet the general admission requirements
• Must be a professing Christian
• Demonstrate a desire for personal, spiritual formation, and/or
• Demonstrated a call to Christian ministry
• Successful completion of a bachelor degre

Graduation Requirements
• Completed required program credits of at least 36 credit hours. A theological bachelor holder may petition for advanced standing for courses which they have previously taken at the bachelor level. However, he or she is still required to complete at least 36 graduate credit hours to meet the graduation requirements
• Earned a accumulative grade point average of 2.5 (4.0 scale)
• Satisfied a Christian ministry involvement assessment
• Satisfied a character, spiritual and ministry formation assessment

Program of Study
This graduate program consists of 9 coures of master’s core requirements and 3 courses of concentration, which make up the 36 credit hours.

MASTER’S CORE REQUIREMENTS (27 hr.):
BIBL 500 Old Testament 1
BIBL 501 Old Testament 2
BIBL 502 New Testament 1
BIBL 503 New Testament 2
THEO 501 Theology 1
THEO 502 Theology 2
CHHI 501 Church History 1
CHHI 502 Church History 2
Research and Writing

CONCENTRATION (9 hr.):
PAST 640 Christian Education
PAST 570 Educational Leadership

Select one course from the following:
PAST 585 Teaching
PAST 495 Curriculum Development

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 36