Master of Arts in Christian Studies

General

Program Description

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.

Minimum Degree Requirements (36 Hours)

Core Curriculum (36 Hours)

  • BIB 505 Biblical Hermeneutics
  • EMS 501 Personal Evangelism
  • THS 504 Spiritual Foundations
  • THS 510 Systematic Theology I
  • THS 515 Systematic Theology II
  • THS 550 Theology Intensive
  • THS 603 Church History
  • NTS 501 New Testament Introduction I
  • NTS 601 New Testament Introduction II
  • OTS 501 Old Testament Introduction I
  • OTS 601 Old Testament Introduction II
  • PHI 502 Philosophy of Religion

Applied Studies

  • RES 601 Library Research Seminar (No Credit – Required Seminar)
Last updated Feb 2018

About the School

Criswell is a Christian college in Dallas, Texas, offering degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Since its establishment in 1970, the college has played a unique and important role in Bap ... Read More

Criswell is a Christian college in Dallas, Texas, offering degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Since its establishment in 1970, the college has played a unique and important role in Baptist and church life. Thankful for that legacy, we continue to build an institution of higher learning, with a diverse community of Christian, evangelical believers, that is devoted to academic excellence and spiritual vitality. Read less