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Master of Arts in Christian Studies 


The MA in Christian Studies is a 36 hour online degree that equips believers with the knowledge and skills needed for an effective, Christ-honoring ministry. Courses focus on the foundational areas of Christian Studies: Scripture, theology, philosophy, church history and ministry. The degree is ideal for anyone who desires to grow in his understanding and practice of the Christian faith.


  • Doctrinally Faithful: All professors affirm Scripture’s inspiration and inerrancy
  • Balanced: Academically rigorous and practical 
  • Convenient: Online classes are 7 weeks in length
  • Short-term: Degree can be completed in as little as 2.5 years for those working full-time

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Students take 2 classes each semester (except during the summer).

  • Survey of Old Testament       
  • Survey of New Testament
  • Introduction to Christian Ministry
  • Hermeneutics
  • Old Testament Book Study (Genesis)
  • New Testament Book Study (Gospel of John)
  • Church History I
  • Church History II
  • Systematic Theology I
  • Systematic Theology II
  • Christian Discipleship
  • Christian Ethics

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Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the program students need to complete the following requirements:

  • Graduate Application
  • Statement of Conversion (300-500 words)
  • Statement of Ministry Goals (300-500 words)
  • Current Resume with Three References
  • Letter of Recommendation from Pastor or Local Church
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Official Transcripts from ALL Institutions (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Church Recommendation Form




For more information about the Master of Arts in Christian Studies, or to apply, contact The Graduate School:

Phone: (843) 863-7057


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