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The Masters of Arts degree is pursued by thousands of students around the world each year. Also known as an MA, this postgraduate degree often takes around one to two years to complete. They are offered in many different fields, including religion. So exactly what is an MA in Christian Studies? This degree involves the study of one of the world’s largest religions, which has billions of adhe… Read more

The Masters of Arts degree is pursued by thousands of students around the world each year. Also known as an MA, this postgraduate degree often takes around one to two years to complete. They are offered in many different fields, including religion.

So exactly what is an MA in Christian Studies? This degree involves the study of one of the world’s largest religions, which has billions of adherents around the world. Students might study Christian history, theology, and philosophy, as well as the differences between various sects and the diverse cultural differences in Christianity around the world. Other topics might include Christian literature and art, as well as ministry training. Identification with a specific faith is not necessarily required to pursue a degree in Christian studies.

A number of benefits are available to those with a degree in Christian studies. Students are likely to find that a number of skills may be enhanced, including problem solving, critical thinking, communication, and leadership abilities. In addition, those with a graduate degree have a valuable advantage in their search for employment.

The cost of earning an MA in Christian Studies will vary from program to program. Students should carefully research the institutions in which they are interested so they can create a financial plan for their studies.

A number of different careers can be pursued by graduates of an MA program in Christian studies. Many students choose to become ministers or chaplains of their respective faiths, working in churches, charities, and other nonprofit faith organizations. Others find work in counseling or ministry in hospitals, airports, or even the military. Those who do not wish to pursue careers in ministry can become historians, writers, analysts, activists, or counselors.

If you’d like to earn an MA in Christian Studies, start now. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Bar-Ilan University
Ramat Gan , Israel

This two-year M.A. program will grant you the basic tools for the scientific study of the Hebrew Bible. The program will be taught entirely in English by leading experts.

This two-year M.A. program will grant you the basic tools for the scientific study of the Hebrew Bible. The program will be taught entirely in English by leading experts. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
Baylor University
Waco , USA

The 60-hour Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM) degree is designed to equip persons for competent leadership in some form of specialized ministry in congregations and ... +

The 60-hour Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM) degree is designed to equip persons for competent leadership in some form of specialized ministry in congregations and other settings. The MACM degree at George W. Truett Theological Seminary provides a basic foundation of study in biblical and theological disciplines, while also preparing students for ministry within and alongside the church. The degree consists of a minimum of 60 hours and normally requires at least two years of full-time study to complete. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Jan 2021
15 Nov 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Louisville , USA

The Master of Arts is the basic master’s level program to provide education and training for individuals to serve in a variety of ministry leadership roles. For those called t ... +

The Master of Arts is the basic master’s level program to provide education and training for individuals to serve in a variety of ministry leadership roles. For those called to ministry in today’s challenging and changing world, Southern Seminary offers the best preparation possible. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 

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Vancouver School of Theology
Vancouver , Canada

The Masters of Arts in Public and Pastoral Leadership recognizes the kinds of leaders that are needed for the changing nature of Christian communities and supports persons eng ... +

The Masters of Arts in Public and Pastoral Leadership recognizes the kinds of leaders that are needed for the changing nature of Christian communities and supports persons engaged in various forms of leadership, from congregations to social entrepreneurship, faith-based social services, NGOs, community-based development, mediation services and community-based justice initiatives. -
MA
English
Campus
 
Carey Theological College
Vancouver , Canada

Carey Theological College's Master of Arts in Christian Ministry program is for students who are looking to develop the capacity for theological reflection on vocation, minist ... +

Carey Theological College's Master of Arts in Christian Ministry program is for students who are looking to develop the capacity for theological reflection on vocation, ministry and missional living. Students will remain rooted in their primary community throughout their studies, continuing to grow and learn in their place of life and ministry. Their studies and ministry will complement each other as they continue to live out God's call in their life and vocation. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
11 Jan 2021
01 Nov 2020
Online
 
Pan Africa Christian University
Nairobi , Kenya

The Master of Arts in Biblical Theology program seeks to produce hermeneutically sound Biblical scholars and researchers who accurately interpret scripture and employ critical ... +

The Master of Arts in Biblical Theology program seeks to produce hermeneutically sound Biblical scholars and researchers who accurately interpret scripture and employ critical and creative skills to bridge the gap between the Ancient Near East and the contemporary world thus, able to communicate the message of scripture in every sphere of the society. -
MA
Full-time
English
Jan 2021
Campus
 
Africa International University
Nairobi , Kenya

This is a 2-year program designed to prepare students for a more effective ministry through a foundational biblical education. At the end of the course of study, a student sho ... +

This is a 2-year program designed to prepare students for a more effective ministry through a foundational biblical education. At the end of the course of study, a student should be able to: Demonstrate competence in the fields of biblical and theological studies; Display a broad understanding of biblical language; Exhibit competence in the exegesis and exposition of the Old and New Testaments and relate that competence to African realities; Acquire necessary skills for further scholarly studies in the field of Old or New Testament and Demonstrate Christian maturity expressed in commitment to Christ, to His Body and interpersonal sensitivity in character and lifestyle displayed in communal relationships. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
English
Campus
 
EUCLID (Euclid University)
Washington , USA +2 More

EUCLID offers two closely related programs associated with its recognized expertise and intergovernmental mandate in the field interfaith studies and diplomacy.

EUCLID offers two closely related programs associated with its recognized expertise and intergovernmental mandate in the field interfaith studies and diplomacy. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 36 months
English
Online
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg , South Africa

This area encompasses a research dissertation on a theme from the Old Testament (OT) or New Testament (NT) or a combination of themes from the OT and NT. The master’s programm ... +

This area encompasses a research dissertation on a theme from the Old Testament (OT) or New Testament (NT) or a combination of themes from the OT and NT. The master’s programme is by nature an advanced study in either the OT or NT building on the knowledge within the fields already obtained on Honours level. The programme is a dissertation written on a theme from the Old or New Testament. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Jan 2021
Campus
 
Missouri Baptist University
St. Louis , USA +2 More

This course of study has been designed in an effort to emphasize applicability to life, orientation toward the church, and fidelity to the biblical revelation.

This course of study has been designed in an effort to emphasize applicability to life, orientation toward the church, and fidelity to the biblical revelation. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
 
Criswell College
Dallas , USA

The Master of Arts in Christian Studies (MACS) degree is ideal for individuals called to ministry who have not previously had theological training. Whether a student studies o ... +

The Master of Arts in Christian Studies (MACS) degree is ideal for individuals called to ministry who have not previously had theological training. Whether a student studies on campus or entirely online, the curriculum provides a basic knowledge of theology, church history, evangelism, and the Old and New Testaments. This degree builds a solid foundation for work in any area of ministry and equips students for leadership roles in local churches and for the mission field. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Heythrop College - University Of London
London , United Kingdom

Examine the spiritual traditions of Christianity in their historical and contemporary forms, and develop the ability

Examine the spiritual traditions of Christianity in their historical and contemporary forms, and develop the ability -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
 
Maryvale Institute
Birmingham , United Kingdom

This pathway is for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of the rational foundations of the Catholic worldview in order to be able to engage effectively with the intel ... +

This pathway is for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of the rational foundations of the Catholic worldview in order to be able to engage effectively with the intellectual challenges posed by the secular culture of our time. It is of particular relevance to all involved in preaching and teaching the faith in schools, colleges and parishes. -
MA
Full-time
30 months
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Redcliffe College
Gloucester , United Kingdom +1 More

A postgraduate course for those wanting to reflect on how mission fits into the Scriptures, and how to use the Bible to engage missional in a variety of cultural contexts.

A postgraduate course for those wanting to reflect on how mission fits into the Scriptures, and how to use the Bible to engage missional in a variety of cultural contexts. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Online
 
Georgia Central University
Atlanta , USA

The Master of Arts in Mission Studies and World Christianity program (MAMSWC) is intended to help students lay biblical and theological foundations of Christian mission, to de ... +

The Master of Arts in Mission Studies and World Christianity program (MAMSWC) is intended to help students lay biblical and theological foundations of Christian mission, to develop intercultural and/or cross-cultural perspectives, and integrate biblical, theological, intercultural, and ministerial studies to advance God's mission in the post-Christendom era. -
MA
English
Sep 2021
 

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