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This degree is intended to prepare students for further graduate study in history, theology, or ethics; to equip leaders for teaching in denominational or local church contexts; and to serve Christians who do not plan to teach but who desire a deeper understanding of their faith. The degree is flexible to serve these different purposes. It can be completed through online courses, face-to-face courses, or a combination of both. A master’s thesis is optional.
Having completed the MA (Historical & Theological Studies), students will be able to:
Students earning the Master of Arts (Historical & Theological Studies) degree must complete 55 credit hours with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 grading scale. This degree may be completed entirely online or through a combination of course delivery methods.
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Preliminary and Summative Coursework
|CHS/CTH 7798 Senior Seminar or CHS/CTH 7799 Thesis||3 hours|
Spiritual Formation Courses
|SPF 5541 Spiritual Formation Core (1): Spiritual Disciplines||2 hours|
|SPF 5542 Spiritual Formation Core (2): Prayer||2 hours|
|BSG 5501 Engaging Texts and Contexts||3 hours|
|CHS 5500 Story of the Christian Faith||3 hours|
|CTH 5520 Christian Theology for the Kingdom of God||3 hours|
|ETH 5530 Christian Ethics||3 hours|
|MSS 5501 Kingdom Mission in a Global Community||3 hours|
|NTS 5511 Introduction to the New Testament||3 hours|
|OTS 5511 Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 1)||3 hours|
|OTS 5512 Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 2)||3 hours|
Historical and Theological Studies Courses
|Choose 1 of the following:|
|CHS 6620 Varieties of Early Christian Thought||3 hours|
|NTS 6652 New Testament Theology||3 hours|
|CHS 6630 History and Thought of the Reformation||3 hours|
|CHS 6640 Contemporary Theological Perspectives||3 hours|
|CHS/CTH Electives||6 hours|
|ETH Elective||3 hours|
|Open Electives||6 hours|
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