Overview of the Master of Arts Degree.

The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree is a 64 credit hour program providing opportunity for in-depth investigations into the three basic content areas. A substantial elective category allows students to explore areas appropriate to their ministry context. Students who have not accomplished any postgraduate studies are encouraged to complete the In-Ministry M.R.E. degree before progressing to the M.A. degree.

Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies


  • Introduction to Graduate Theological Education (1 credit hour)


  • Biblical Hermeneutics (3 credit hours)
  • Old Testament Biblical Theology (3 credit hours)
  • New Testament Biblical Theology (3 credit hours)
  • Bible Elective (3 credit hours)
  • Bible Elective (3 credit hours)


  • Systematic Theology 1 (3 credit hours)
  • Systematic Theology 2 (3 credit hours)
  • Systematic Theology 3 (3 credit hours)
  • Philosophical Theology Elective (3 credit hours)
  • Historical Theology Elective (3 credit hours)

Ministry Leadership

  • Spiritual Formation (3 credit hours)
  • Organizational Leadership (3 credit hours)
  • Pastoral Ministry Elective (3 credit hours)
  • Educational Ministry Elective (3 credit hours)
  • Intercultural Ministry Elective (3 credit hours)


  • 6 Modules of the Student's Choice (18 credit hours)

Total Required Units: 64 Credit Hours