Masters Programs in Christian Studies

Compare 9 Masters Programs in Christian Studies

Christian Studies

Many undergraduate degree holders choose to return to higher education to pursue a master’s degree, which is an advanced educational achievement awarded after about two or three years of intensive study of a given subject matter.

Just what is a Master in Christian Studies? This rigorous program typically involves close review of the Bible and its various teachings and doctrines, with close attention often given to subject matter such as the Old Testament, the New Testament, the Gospels and general Christian theology. Additional attention is frequently given to topics including eschatology, soteriology, sanctification and ecclesiology. Many programs also focus on evangelism, biblical communication, Christian cultural considerations and the spiritual life, among related areas.

Many graduates of Christian studies programs report better job satisfaction and more job opportunities after securing the advanced degree. Most colleges and universities also require the master’s degree in order to teach Christian studies at the collegiate level.

There is no predetermined cost for obtaining a Master in Christian Studies. Because course costs vary due to factors such as where the course is offered, students should connect with the enrollment office of each school they are considering for accurate information.

Many career options exist for those who effectively earn master’s degrees in Christian studies. Common career paths include that of a clergy member or ministry director, while others go on to work for nonprofit institutions with Christian ties or influences. Many graduates go on to perform missionary work in a variety of global settings, while others go on to teach Christian studies in various environments including high schools, colleges or religious organizations and institutions.

Our database is a good place to start connecting with administrators of the many online Christian studies programs offered by schools across the globe. 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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MRES Christianity and Interreligious Relations

Heythrop College - University Of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This degree, specifically for students who wish to continue to MPhil or PhD research, establishes critical and research skills. Faith and faith communities figure largely in contemporary public discourse [+]

This degree, specifically for students who wish to continue to MPhil or PhD research, establishes critical and research skills. Faith and faith communities figure large in contemporary public discourse, but the issues are complex and interdisciplinary. London, one of the most cosmopolitan cities on earth, offers a unique setting for reflection on these issues.

CORE MODULE

Research Skills in Theology

OPTIONAL MODULES Jewish-Christian Relations Muslim-Christian Relations Christian Relations with Buddhism and Hinduism Christianity in Dialogue Entry

An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in theology or in another appropriate subject

Interim awards PGCert Christianity & Interreligious Relations PGDip Christianity & Interreligious Relations Course length 1 years full-time 2 years part-time [-]

MRes in Biblical Studies

Heythrop College - University Of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This degree, specifically for students who wish to continue to MPhil or PhD research, establishes critical and research skills. Whereas the MA aims at breadth, the MRes trains graduate students to specialise [+]

This degree, specifically for students who wish to continue to MPhil or PhD research, establishes critical and research skills. Whereas the MA aims at breadth, the MRes trains graduate students to specialise in an area of proposed doctoral research. Biblical languages are required on the MRes.

CORE MODULES GROUP 1 Research Methods in Biblical Studies CORE MODULES GROUP 2

Choose between the two modules.

Critical Aspects of Biblical Interpretation (Old Testament) Critical Aspects of Biblical Interpretation (New Testament) CORE LANGUAGE MODULE

You must choose one language if you do not have the prerequisite language for your proposed doctoral study.

Biblical Hebrew New Testament Greek OPTIONAL MODULES The Bible in the life of the Church Second Temple Judaism Women in the Old Testament and Intertestamental Era Reading 1 Corinthians A Critical Investigation of the Gospel of Mark Critical Aspects of Biblical Interpretation (Old Testament) Critical Aspects of Biblical Interpretation (New Testament) Entry ... [-]

MA Biblical Studies

Heythrop College - University Of London
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Perform an advanced study of biblical texts from both the Old and New Testament, with an emphasis on current methodologies [+]

Perform an advanced study of biblical texts from both the Old and New Testament, with an emphasis on current methodologies.

The programme attracts teachers and people involved in church ministry, as well as anyone with a particular interest in the textual study of biblical literature. It provides a valuable ongoing education for ministers.

CORE MODULES Critical Aspects of Biblical Interpretation (Old Testament) Critical Aspects of Biblical Interpretation (New Testament) OPTIONAL MODULE GROUP ONE

Select between the two

Reading 1 Corinthians A Critical Investigation of the Gospel of Mark OPTIONAL MODULE GROUP TWO

Select between the three

The Bible in the life of the Church Second Temple Judaism Women in the Old Testament and Intertestamental Era OPTIONAL LANGUAGE MODULE ... [-]

Master of Christian Ministry

Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary & College
Online Campus Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 60 hours September 2019 Canada Cochrane + 3 more

The Master of Christian Ministry (MCMin) degree program is designed to prepare graduates for competent Christian leadership in a wide variety of ministry callings. Foundational studies include Bible, theology, ministry skills and praxis. [+]

The Master of Christian Ministry (MCMin) degree program is designed to prepare graduates for competent Christian leadership in a wide variety of ministry callings. Foundational studies include Bible, theology, ministry skills and praxis.

Tracks within this degree program include:

Applied Ministry Pastoral Leadership Missions & Church Planting Requirements

1. The prerequisite for this degree is a BA degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited college or university.

2. A total of 60 credit hours are required for the completion of the degree.

3. At least 30 credit hours must be completed on campus to provide regular and substantive student-faculty interaction to facilitate achieving the degree outcomes.... [-]


Master's Degree in Biblical Studies: History and Influence of the Bible

University of Deusto
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 year Open Enrollment Spain Bilbao

In the 21st century, far from having detached us from the past, the memory of what we were is one of the most burning battlefields. We are what we remember, what we tell ourselves we were and what our ancestors died for. Thousands of years ago, people in the Middle East decided to put in writing, for the first time in history, the questions that do not expire. [+]

Presentation

In the 21st century, far from having detached us from the past, the memory of what we were is one of the most burning battlefields.

We are what we remember, what we tell ourselves we were and what our ancestors died for. Thousands of years ago, people in the Middle East decided to put in writing, for the first time in history, the questions that do not expire.

This is how the Bible was born. These universal texts have had a decisive influence on the way we live, how we think, and how we hope and survive not only in religious traditions that accept them as sacred texts but, above all, in paintings, literature, films, music, ideas, etc., which are part of the universal culture and heritage.... [-]


Master of Arts with Major in Abrahamic Studies

Dallas International University
Online Campus Full time Part time 2 years Open Enrollment USA Dallas + 2 more

The Master with a major in Abrahamic Studies prepares students to work in the Abrahamic worlds of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam through gaining an understanding of the basic concepts and theories of these global cultures. [+]

The Master with a major in Abrahamic Studies prepares students to work in the Abrahamic worlds of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam through gaining an understanding of the basic concepts and theories of these global cultures. Students will acquire language essentials for the study of the Abrahamic traditions; learn to discern the points of intersection among these faiths; and will be able to serve cross-culturally in and with Abrahamic communities and organizations based on a respectful understanding of their beliefs and practices, and engendering humanitarian contributions to local and global cultural goals.

Students must complete the general core requirements (15 credit hours) and concentration-specific requirements (21 credit hours) to complete this 36 credit graduate degree. Students may choose between a concentration in Islamic Worldviews and a student-crafted concentration in Abrahamic Worldviews.... [-]


Master of Theology (Th.M)

Vancouver School of Theology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 10 semesters January 2019 Canada Vancouver + 1 more

The Master of Theology degree is a post-graduate degree designed to provide the student with an advanced understanding of one area or discipline within the general context of the theological study, and the development of research methods and resources appropriate to the area or discipline chosen. [+]

Overview of Program

The Master of Theology degree is a post-graduate degree designed to provide the student with an advanced understanding of one area or discipline within the general context of the theological study, and the development of research methods and resources appropriate to the area or discipline chosen.

The program may serve to prepare a student for further graduate study at the doctoral level, preparation for some forms of teaching, the scholarly enhancement of ministerial practice, or disciplined focus in an area of theological study for personal interest. Two streams of study are available:

One option requires the writing of a scholarly thesis; this is the option generally recommended for those preparing for doctoral work. The other option, the General Research Option, requires additional coursework and a significant project. The program requires specialization in the area of study in which the thesis is written but allows for diversity in the selection of courses. It is offered in any field in which a student’s interests and the School’s resources coincide. Length of Program ... [-]

Master of Divinity / Master of Divinity by Extension

Vancouver School of Theology
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 3 - 7 years January 2019 Canada Vancouver + 1 more

The Master of Divinity and Master of Divinity by extension, degree programs are for those seeking an academic program with practical applications within which to explore the depth of their faith and prepare for a variety of public and pastoral ministries. VST’s Master of Divinity program is accepted for ordination by the Anglican, United and Presbyterian denominations in Canada and by the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. [+]

OVERVIEW OF PROGRAM

The Master of Divinity, and Master of Divinity by extension, degree programs are for those seeking an academic program with practical applications within which to explore the depth of their faith and prepare for a variety of public and pastoral ministries. VST’s Master of Divinity program is accepted for ordination by the Anglican, United and Presbyterian denominations in Canada and by the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. Many other denominations accept all or part of this degree program, though some require at least a year in their denominational schools. Students should check with their denomination for specific ordination requirements.

A graduate of the MDiv program at VST will be equipped and prepared to exercise a vocation of theological scholarship in the service of the flourishing of God’s people:... [-]


M.Phil. in Christian Theology

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

This MPhil in Christian Theology provides students with the opportunity to gain an in-depth knowledge of the core disciplines of theology and to develop skills of critical thinking in relation to them. Its focus, on pluralist and critically constructive theological studies of the highest academic standing, will allow students to contribute to public debates on religious/theological issues in contemporary societies. [+]

Religious issues are an important part of public debate in contemporary pluralist societies. Many crucial social and political matters are affected by religious concerns and key policy debates require expertise and literacy in religious and theological concepts, traditions and practices. At the global, European and Irish levels a critical understanding of the Christian tradition is imperative, given the historic and continuing influence of this tradition.

This MPhil in Christian Theology provides students with the opportunity to gain an in-depth knowledge of the core disciplines of theology and to develop skills of critical thinking in relation to them. Its focus, on pluralist and critically constructive theological studies of the highest academic standing, will allow students to contribute to public debates on religious/theological issues in contemporary societies.... [-]