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Christian Studies

Enhance Your Understanding of God's Word

The Master of Arts in Christian Studies is designed to enhance your ability to serve Jesus Christ in the church and the world. By providing skills for studying the Bible and theology, it enables you to articulate your faith contexually. This program also provides considerable freedom, allowing you to build a schedule that suits your needs and interests. Of the 60 credit hours required, fully 18 are prescribed with elective options available in study areas including Biblical & Theological Studies, Christian Ministries and Counselling.

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60 credit hours
Master of Arts (Christian Studies)
Christian Studies Major

For Entrance into MA in Christian Studies program

For entry to the Christian Studies program students are also required to have completed a minimum of nine credit hours of Humanities and nine credit hours of Social Sciences.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please look to the Academic Calendar for full information and course lists. If there are discrepancies between the information listed here and in the Academic Calendar, the Academic Calendar is definitive.

  • Theological Foundations
  • Reading the Church's Bible
  • Christian Ethics
  • Worldview and Culture

Lissa Wray Beal, Ph.D. (Program Coordinator)Professor of Old Testament

Robert Dean, Th.D. Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics

Joshua Coutts, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of New Testament

Ed Neufeld, Ph.D. Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies

Graduates serve in the church and the world in a lay (or possibly para-church) ministry. Graduates are equipped to be a resource for teaching, preaching, and biblical and theological expertise. This program is not designed to adequately prepare those planning to enter pastoral ministry, for those seeking ordination, or for further studies.