Oral Roberts University

Introduction

Founded to educate the whole person - mind, body and spirit - Oral Roberts University promises a thorough education in the context of a vibrant Christ-centered community.

ORU is a place for advancing knowledge, pursuing intellectual discovery and building life-long friendships in a vibrant campus community. ORU students are empowered on the quest for wholeness; having the time of their life, while preparing for their life's mission.

A comprehensive university dedicated to student outcomes, ORU offers more than 75 undergraduate majors, as well as 13 master's-level programs and two doctoral degrees. Faculty members educated at the nation's top graduate schools serve as academic, professional and spiritual mentors to students.

ORU continues to redefine what it means to be a leading Christian university by embracing a globalized format at home and abroad. The Tulsa campus is home to students from all 50 U.S. states and more than 85 nations. ORU and it's students also deliver the Whole Person distinctive to all inhabited regions through distance learning, study abroad, educational partnerships, missions and outreach work, all anchored in a Christian worldview.

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Master

Leadership MBA

Online Full time 2 - 2 years September 2016 USA Tulsa

The Leadership MBA degree emphasizes the outstanding leadership of people and organizations and effective and efficient management of resources across a full range of for-profit and not-for-profit programs and processes. [+]

Program Overview The Leadership MBA (LMBA) is a cutting-edge online program that emphasizes the two critical components of outstanding business leadership – technical business knowledge and expertise across all of the core components of a highly-valued and traditional MBA degree and effective leadership, both comprehensively integrated into one program. The LMBA program is designed for a cohort experience and for classes to be taken entirely online. Please review the degree plan sheets below. Outcomes Those seeking a Leadership MBA degree can find a range of career options. Some areas to consider when selecting a career path include: - Communications - Education - Entrepreneurship - Management - Marketing - Ministry - Nonprofit Organizations Core LMBA Courses Include: - Organizational Dynamics - Leadership Studies - Accounting & Finance for Managers - Global Management Concepts - Marketing for Managers - Strategic Organizational Leadership - Competitive Business Intelligence - Economic Leadership - Ethical Leadership - Leadership Decision Making [-]

Master of Divinity

Campus Full time 6 semesters September 2016 USA Tulsa

The Master of Divinity is the basic professional degree for ministry and is the prerequisite degree for admission into the Doctor of Ministry program and military chaplaincy. [+]

Program Overview The Master of Divinity is the basic professional degree for ministry and is the prerequisite degree for admission into the Doctor of Ministry program and military chaplaincy. The six-semester, 88.5-hour program structured around field education and the three curricula areas of the seminary: biblical literature, theological/historical studies, and practices of ministry. Students are required to enroll in two semesters of field education after 50% of their coursework is complete. Twelve semester hours of open electives are provided to all students to bridge deficient areas or enhance areas of interest, including counseling, missions, biblical literature, and theological/historical studies. Because ORU has graduate schools in education and business, M.Div. students may also choose to use a limited number of these elective hours for cross-disciplinary training. Program Objectives The Master of Divinity degree program aims to: - Prepare candidates with a foundational knowledge of the historical/theological content of Scripture with a application to selected contemporary situations. - Prepare students to interpret biblical writings in the Greek and/or Hebrew languages, using critical exegetical tools and writing a hermeneutical and exegetical paper. - Provide a basic knowledge of the history of Christianity. - Provide a basic knowledge of theology and Christian doctrines. - Enable students to integrate biblical and theological understanding with practical ministry strategies. - Equip candidates with the biblical, theological and ethical understanding necessary to analyze and discuss contemporary social issues affecting the church and society. - Enable students to develop and articulate a theology and theory of ministry that is relevant to their backgrounds and callings. - Provide opportunities to demonstrate necessary skills for ministry within a variety of traditions, churches and cross-cultural contexts. - Promote a biblical/theological understanding of the person, work and ministry of the Holy Spirit. - Enable students to articulate clearly their ministry/professional calling. - Enable students to develop a theology and theory of ministry that integrates biblical and theological content with practical ministry skills. [-]

Master of Education

Campus or Online September 2016 USA Tulsa

All of our programs are designed for the adult distance learner. The primary delivery system for the course offerings has become an intensive, but enjoyable 4-day module class format. [+]

Professionalism. Morality. Ethics. Compassion. Leadership. A great teacher or administrator does not just teach or manage, but helps students and faculty become better individuals. The Graduate School of Education at ORU is committed to providing the opportunity for individuals responding to the call of God to become "transformed professional Christian educators." Educational training from a Christian worldview is the best way to achieve this important goal, and that is what you will receive in the ORU Graduate School of Education - the knowledge, skills, and inspiration base to help influence and transform lives. This program, designed around the theme "Transformed Educators", prepares professional Christian educators to go into every person's world with a passion for Christ while instilling strengths of ethical behavior, knowledge, and competence in their students who will, in turn, change society. An ORU Graduate School of Education degree provides the opportunity for individuals who hold Christian principles to gain advanced preparation for professional responsibilities in education throughout the world. All of our programs are designed for the adult distance learner. The primary delivery system for the course offerings has become an intensive, but enjoyable four-day module class format. These modules have extensive pre and post assignments, simulations and dynamic in-class discussions. A unique strength of the program is that the students contribute national and international perspectives. [-]

MA

Master of Arts Biblical Literature

Campus Full time 3 years September 2016 USA Tulsa

This program is structured to inform the student of the broad spectrum of hermeneutical and exegetical perspectives, tools and methods to interpret biblical content responsibly and perceptively. [+]

Program Overview This program is structured to inform the student of the broad spectrum of hermeneutical and exegetical perspectives, tools and methods to interpret biblical content responsibly and perceptively. In order to better interpret Old and New Testament content, the curriculum helps students develop a working knowledge of biblical languages. Program Objectives The Master of Arts Biblical Literature degree program aims to: - Provide students with a basic knowledge of biblical languages (Hebrew/Greek) for accurate translation of Scripture. - Instruct students to employ critical methods of exegesis from an informed theological/hermeneutical perspective for sound interpretation of the text. - Prepare students to identify and examine the major OT themes and formulate a coherent OT theology. - Prepare students to identify and examine the major NT themes and formulate a coherent NT theology. - Enable students to relate the critical study of Scripture in its cultural context to selected contemporary contexts. - Prepare students to use biblical critical tools and methods and to integrate coursework in the writing of an advanced research M.A. thesis in OT/NT. - Promote a biblical/theological understanding of the person, work and ministry of the Holy Spirit. - Enable students to articulate clearly their ministry/professional calling. - Enable students to integrate thesis topic with a unified biblical/theological perspective reflective of degree program courses. [-]

Master of Arts Christian Counseling

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 USA Tulsa

The Master of Arts in Christian Counseling is designed to prepare students for a specialized ministry of counseling within the context of the church, church-related agencies or other professional settings. [+]

Program Overview The Master of Arts in Christian Counseling is designed to prepare students for a specialized ministry of counseling within the context of the church, church-related agencies or other professional settings. The program enables students to integrate the most effective models and theories of counseling with a sound biblical and theological perspective and a sensitivity to the operation of the Holy Spirit. Helping hurting people is an essential element of the Gospel, and this program equips students to help people realize wholeness in every area of life. The program is designed to meet the licensure requirements for Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) and for Licensed Marital and Family Therapists (LMFT). While licensure requirements vary across states, certain core courses tend to be standard. Students are encouraged to contact individual state licensing offices to determine if any additional coursework is needed. Because students are called to the counseling ministry at all stages of life, this degree does not require prerequisites before matriculation. The courses within the degree, however, are sequential and need to be completed in a specified order. Advisers are available to help students design their degree plans. Program Objectives The Master of Arts Christian Counseling aims to: - Enable students to integrate theory and practice of counseling with theology. - Introduce and demonstrate a variety of appropriate assessment techniques. - Train students in the art and science of diagnosing that includes both clinical (DSM-IV-TR) and theoretical components. - Coach students in developing treatment plans, which include both goals and interventions that are relevant to the concerns identified by the diagnosis. - Instruct students in basic research skills and methodologies that enable them to critique counseling research findings and to appraise Empirically Supported Treatments (EST). - Emphasize the ethical principles undergirding professional conduct and the process of ethical decision-making. - Provide guided internship opportunities for the application of theory and practice in professional settings. - Promote a biblical/theological understanding of the person, work and ministry of the Holy Spirit. - Enable students to articulate clearly their ministry/professional calling. - Enable students to articulate and model a self-reflective, integrated approach to counseling involving theological, theoretical and research perspectives. [-]

Master of Arts in Practical Theology/Teaching Ministries Concentration

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 USA Tulsa

This program equips graduates for teaching ministries in churches, Bible institutes, para-church organizations, and other ministry settings. [+]

This program equips graduates for teaching ministries in churches, Bible institutes, parachurch organizations, and other ministry settings. The concentration provides a foundation in educational theory and practice that will assist students to pursue teaching vocations or doctoral studies. It seeks to develop the essential knowledge and skills for classroom methodology and effective application of educational theory. In addition to a strong biblical and theological foundation, the curriculum is flexible enough to meet the demands of both professional and lay positions. The concentration provides opportunity for the expression of individual interests through specialized research and projects. The practicum will encourage students to seek both national and international opportunities for supervised practice. [-]

Master of Arts in Teaching

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Tulsa

This program, designed around the theme "Transformed Educators", prepares professional Christian educators to go into every person's world with a passion for Christ while instilling strengths of ethical behavior, knowledge, and competence in their students who will, in turn, change society. [+]

Program Overview Professionalism. Morality. Ethics. Compassion. Leadership. A great teacher or administrator does not just teach or manage, but helps students and faculty become better individuals. The Graduate School of Education at ORU is committed to providing the opportunity for individuals responding to the call of God to become "transformed professional Christian educators." Educational training from a Christian worldview is the best way to achieve this important goal, and that is what you will receive in the ORU Graduate School of Education - the knowledge, skills, and inspiration base to help influence and transform lives. This program, designed around the theme "Transformed Educators", prepares professional Christian educators to go into every person's world with a passion for Christ while instilling strengths of ethical behavior, knowledge, and competence in their students who will, in turn, change society. An ORU Graduate School of Education degree provides the opportunity for individuals who hold Christian principles to gain advanced preparation for professional responsibilities in education throughout the world. Areas of Concentration - Initial Teaching with Licensure (MATL) - Initial Teaching with Licensure Course Offerings - Initial Teaching with Alternative Licensure (MATA) - Initial Teaching with Alternative Licensure Course Offerings (MATA) [-]

Master of Arts Missions

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 USA Tulsa

The Master of Arts Missions is a specialized degree program designed to train competent professionals to carry the healing Gospel "where God's light is seen dim, where His voice is heard small, where His healing power is not known, even to the uttermost bounds of the earth." [+]

Program Overview The Master of Arts Missions is a specialized degree program designed to train competent professionals to carry the healing Gospel "where God's light is seen dim, where His voice is heard small, where His healing power is not known, even to the uttermost bounds of the earth." The program presents a well-rounded philosophy of missions with emphases on biblical principles, the ministry of healing, worldwide evangelism, church planting and methods of cross-cultural communication. It prepares students for effective cross-cultural ministry in foreign and home missions organizations, as well as other related ministries. Program Objectives The Master of Arts Missions degree program aims to: - Acquaint students with the history and development of the worldwide Christian missionary experience. - Foster an awareness of the basics of missionary life and practice. - Analyze historic and current trends in the globalization of cross-cultural evangelism and church planting. - Equip students for ministry in cross-cultural contexts in order to provide leadership for motivating, mobilizing and training Great Commission Christians. - Acquaint students with innovative language learning methods and techniques. - Provide guided internship opportunities for the integration and application of missiological theory and practice in intercultural evangelism and church planting. - Promote a biblical/theological understanding of the person, work and ministry of the Holy Spirit. - Enable students to articulate clearly their ministry/professional calling. - Enable students to integrate biblical/theological, cultural, and missiological perspectives for the formation of a framework for global ministries. [-]

Master of Arts Practical Theology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 USA Tulsa

The Master of Arts in Practical Theology is designed to equip graduates for effective ministry in churches, parachurch organizations and other ministry contexts. [+]

The Master of Arts in Practical Theology is designed to equip graduates for effective ministry in churches, parachurch organizations and other ministry contexts. The degree provides a foundation in ministerial theory and practice that will assist students to pursue ministry vocations. It seeks to develop the essential knowledge and skills for lay positions in the church or specialized professions in both church and community. This degree program prepares leaders by increasing their competence in and understanding of the Word of God through hermeneutical study skills, and by developing a theological framework for their understanding of the teaching of Scripture and for the practices of ministry. In additional to a strong biblical and theological foundation, the curriculum is flexible enough to meet the demands of both professional and lay positions. The degree program is structured to provide a strong biblical/theological/practical ministry foundation for leadership and includes opportunities for students to structure their own program to meet perceived needs in ministry. The practicum will provide supervised practice in church or community contexts that encourages the integration of biblical and theological understanding with practical ministry strategies. The twelve semester hours of undesignated electives provide opportunity for the development of individual interests through course work, and specialized research and projects. Because ORU also has graduate programs in education and business, students may choose to use a limited number of these elective hours for cross-disciplinary training. Program Objectives The Master of Arts Practical Theology degree program aims to: - Prepare candidates with a foundational knowledge of the content of Scripture within its cultural and historical context. - Prepare students to increase competence and understanding in the Word of God by utilizing basic methods of biblical interpretation. - Provide a basic knowledge of theology and Christian doctrines. - Provide a basic knowledge of the history of Christianity. - Prepare students to effectively communicate the message of Christianity in various cultural contexts. - Integrate theological reflection and practice through internship opportunities. - Promote a biblical/theological understanding of the person, work and ministry of the Holy Spirit. - Enable students to articulate clearly their ministry/professional calling. - Enable students to integrate biblical and theological understanding with practical ministry strategies. [-]

Master of Arts Theological/Historical Studies

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 USA Tulsa

The Master of Arts Theological/Historical Studies is designed to prepare students for teaching and research in historical and theological studies, the communication of the doctrines of the faith and the history of Christianity. [+]

Program Overview The Master of Arts Theological/Historical Studies is designed to prepare students for teaching and research in historical and theological studies, the communication of the doctrines of the faith and the history of Christianity. The program enables students to understand and communicate the basic historical and theological heritage of the Christian faith and to increase their appreciation of the historical roots of the doctrinal emphases within their particular communities of faith. It provides students with a firsthand acquaintance with the people, creeds, liturgies and systems of faith and order that comprise the basic elements of their heritage. A cognate is required to provide students with a biblical foundation and context for their studies. The students' abilities to understand and evaluate the issues and dynamics in the contemporary communities of faith and in contemporary theology are enhanced, thus strengthening their abilities to defend their faith. Historical theology provides the conceptual framework for the Master of Arts Theological/Historical Studies program. Proficiency in either theological German or theological French is required for graduation. Another language, however, may be substituted with the approval of the area committee when such a language is especially relevant and clearly demonstrated for the successful completion of a course of study. Program Objectives The Master of Arts Theological/Historical Studies degree program aims to: - Communicate the Christian faith in contemporary context. - Provide an account of the history and development of Christian tradition during specific time periods. - Provide a systematized overview of the history and theology of the Christian tradition. - Encourage research that demands critical thinking, historical integration and theological reflection on the part of the student. - Provide foundational linguistic preparation that enables translation of Scripture and historical documents in German or French for theological research. - Encourage awareness of the historical development of the Pentecostal/charismatic movement within church history. - Promote research and critical thinking skills needed to produce an academic thesis. - Promote a biblical/theological understanding of the person, work and ministry of the Holy Spirit. - Enable students to articulate clearly their ministry/professional calling. - Enable students to integrate a specific area of research with a unified historical/theological perspective reflective of degree program courses. [-]

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