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M.A. (Christian Studies) The Master of Arts (Christian Studies) is a Seminary degree that provides a graduate level introduction to the theological disciplines. The degree is designed to prepare students for further graduate study or for general educational purposes. All students should recognize that the Master of Divinity is the preferred degree for ministry preparation.

Admission Requirements Applicants should have an accredited Bachelor’s degree. In order to ensure appropriate quality controls, a peer learning environment, adequate faculty contact, library resources, and other student services, at least one-half of the coursework for this degree must be completed at Southeastern or at an extension site that has been approved for degree-granting status.

Degree Requirements Master of Arts Core IND5000 Introduction to the Cooperative Program OTS5110 Old Testament: Pentateuch and Historical Books OTS5120 Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry, and Prophets NTS5110 New Testament: Acts, Epistles, and Revelation NTS5120 New Testament: Jesus and the Gospels BTI5100 Hermeneutics HIS5130 Baptist History: Identity, Heritage, and Polity MIS5000 Introduction to Great Commission Studies THE6110 Christian Theology I THE6120 Christian Theology II THE6130 Christian Theology III PHI5100 or ETH5100 Christian Philosophy OR Christian Ethics

Free Electives

0 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3


Christian Studies Summative Evaluation GEN7530


M.A. Research Project

3 3

Students should register for the summative evaluation during their final semester in the program.

Total Hours


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