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40 Masters Programs in 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 a… Read more

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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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
Aug 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
Vancouver School of Theology
Vancouver, Canada

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 d ... +

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. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 7 years
English
Sep 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
University of Edinburgh University of Edinburgh, School of Divinity
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

This programme, housed within the School of Divinity, draws on the strengths of one of the most distinguished centres of religious and theological studies in the country. It o ... +

This programme, housed within the School of Divinity, draws on the strengths of one of the most distinguished centres of religious and theological studies in the country. It offers a deep and broad study of the rich intellectual traditions of Islamic law, theology and philosophy in conversation with Christian thought, ethics and political theology. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
14 Sep 2020
31 Aug 2020
Campus
Union University
Jackson, USA

The Master of Christian Studies (MCS) is designed especially for bi-vocational pastors, missionaries, church planters, foreign nationals planting ethnic churches in the U.S. a ... +

The Master of Christian Studies (MCS) is designed especially for bi-vocational pastors, missionaries, church planters, foreign nationals planting ethnic churches in the U.S. and church staff members. Laypersons who want to be better equipped biblically will also benefit from the program which is completely online. -
Master
Part-time
2 years
English
Online
Pan Africa Christian University
Nairobi, Kenya

The Master of Arts in Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies program equips scholars to adequately investigate and document Pentecostal and Charismatic phenomena in Global South.

The Master of Arts in Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies program equips scholars to adequately investigate and document Pentecostal and Charismatic phenomena in Global South. -
MA
Full-time
English
Jan 2021
Campus
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
University of St Andrews
Saint Andrews, United Kingdom

The MLitt in Bible and the Contemporary World is a course that connects biblical and theological studies with other disciplines in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

The MLitt in Bible and the Contemporary World is a course that connects biblical and theological studies with other disciplines in the arts, humanities and social sciences. -
Master
Full-time
English
14 Sep 2020
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
Christian Leadership University
Orlando, USA

Did God reveal Himself to Abraham as Jehovah Jireh just so he could increase Abraham’s doctrinal and theological understanding of Who He was? Didn’t He reveal Himself as Jehov ... +

Did God reveal Himself to Abraham as Jehovah Jireh just so he could increase Abraham’s doctrinal and theological understanding of Who He was? Didn’t He reveal Himself as Jehovah Jireh so Abraham would be able to experience the provision of God in his time of need? Are you satisfied to just learn everything you can about God? Don’t you want to go beyond head knowledge to “true knowledge” – knowledge that comes from experiencing Him in all His glory? If so, then a Master of Biblical Studies from Christian Leadership University is exactly what you’ve been searching for. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
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
28 Sep 2020
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
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
Aug 2020
Campus
Online
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
Sep 2020
Campus
Vancouver School of Theology
Vancouver, Canada

The Master of Arts in Theological Studies degree program is for those wishing to develop further perspectives in theological thought for personal or professional enrichment, f ... +

The Master of Arts in Theological Studies degree program is for those wishing to develop further perspectives in theological thought for personal or professional enrichment, for those interested in further academic study, or for those seeking further development in their spiritual journey in relation to other professions. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 7 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus

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