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The Master of Arts in Christianity and Culture from Oklahoma Christian University empowers ministry at the intersections of biblical texts, Christian communities, and the cultures we inhabit. The 100% online courses allow students worldwide to converge with Ph.D. professors who are certified in online teaching. Journey through the degree with a cohort of classmates who offer collaboration, support, and encouragement.
In the MAC&C degree program, you will be part of a cohort of students that will progress through the program together, allowing you to form meaningful relationships with your online classmates. Each course is just eight weeks, allowing you to focus on the subject material for just one class at a time. As you finish one course, the next will begin. All twelve courses will be completed in two years. You can keep going to earn a Master of Divinity!
Courses for the Master of Arts in Christianity and Culture (MAC&C) degree fall under two categories: Foundations and Electives. Foundational courses are taken by all students as they progress through the degree program, while electives are chosen to fit your particular interests. The MAC&C degree consists of nine foundational courses and three electives.
I. Foundations (27 credit hours)
II. Electives (9 credit hours)
Intro to Biblical and Theological Research
History of the Bible and Its Interpretation
Reading the Bible: Assumptions, Traditions, and Methods
Intro to Old Testament Theologies
Intro to New Testament Theologies
Secularization and Christianity
Bible and Classical Literature
Christianity and the Arts
Sacred Places and Spaces
Reading the Bible After the Shoah (Holocaust)
Science, Culture, and Christianity
Christian Evidences for Ministry
The Cultures of Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity
Roman Caesars vs. Christian Lord
Kingdom of God: Core Values of Jesus and the Early Church
To be considered for admission to OC’s Graduate School of Theology, you must have a completed bachelor’s degree (or are about to complete a bachelor’s degree) from a regionally accredited university with a 3.0 cumulative GPA. From there, you will need to do the following:
Complete an online application.
Pay a $25 application fee at the end of the application.
Submit official transcripts from every college or university attended.
Write an essay describing your ministry goals and the reasons you want to pursue graduate studies in OC’s Graduate School of Theology. This should be at least two pages, double-spaced.
Have three individuals submit an online recommendation form (one academic, one ministerial, and one other person not related to you) on your behalf.
Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements may be admitted on probation, which may be removed upon the completion of 12 graduate hours with a 3.0 GPA and recommendations from the faculty.
All domestic application materials should be mailed to:Oklahoma Christian UniversityAdmissions Records Office2501 E. Memorial RoadEdmond, OK. 73013Email: email@example.com
Please note that official transcripts must be mailed in their original, sealed envelopes.
Along with our usual Graduate School of Theology admission requirements, international applicants must complete the following:
An official English proficiency score (required for applicants whose first language is not English). OC accepts the following English proficiency tests and minimum scores: a 550 pBT or 79 iBT on the TOEFL, a 6.5 on the IELTS, or a 750 on the TOEIC. Applicants who are unable to submit a minimum English proficiency test score may gain English proficiency by studying in OC's ESL classes. For more information about ESL classes visit the English as a Second Language (ESL) page or email Dr. Gail Nash at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial documentation as required by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service and Oklahoma Christian. International students must complete the Graduate School of Theology Financial Worksheet to be considered for admission. The Financial Worksheet must be accompanied by an official, original bank statements or letters, showing proof of funds available for one full year of support. This is required by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service and OC. An Affidavit of Support is required in the case of third-party funding of support. A Dependent Data Form is used to declare any dependents an international student may have.
Official transcripts must be submitted from each college or university attended. All transcripts and all official documents issued in a foreign language must be accompanied by an official English translation. An official foreign credential evaluation (an original Comprehensive Course-by-Course Evaluation) must be submitted from World Educational Services. Requirement instructions can be found here. For more information regarding the preferred credential evaluation service, contact the Graduate School of Theology or the Office of International Programs.
Visa status and SEVIS transfer release form (for international students applying from within the U.S.). International students must provide a copy of their passport page, 1-94 card (front and back), visa page, and copies of all I-20s to the Office of International Programs. International students transferring from another U.S. educational institution must complete the SEVIS transfer release form.
All international students must read and sign a Graduate School of Theology Statement of Understanding. Read this form carefully to understand the expectations of an international student at OC.
International students and their dependents are required to have adequate medical insurance. Upon enrollment, students will be placed on the university’s health insurance policy at the student's expense.
Once admitted, international students must maintain full-time enrollment (at least nine credit hours) as required by U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Services to maintain student status.
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