The vision of the M.A. in Christian Studies degree program is:
To prepare maturing, Spirit-empowered, biblically and theological informed leaders to serve Christ.
To provide graduate level preparation for ministry in a variety of contexts.
To prepare those aspiring to serve with the C&MA to meet the academic, licensing, ordination and consecration requirements established by the Christian & Missionary Alliance Board of Directors.
To acquaint students with the vision and heritage of A.B. Simpson and the Christian and Missionary Alliance.
The M.A. in Christian Studies degree is designed to provide a solid foundation in biblical and theological studies with the option of pursuing an emphasis track. Another unique feature of this program is that most of the ordination and consecration reading and writing requirements for the Christian and Missionary Alliance are embedded into the program.
Required Courses for the Christian Studies M.A. Degree
General electives should be selected in consultation with one's academic advisor. General electives accepted for transfer into this degree program should normally fall within the areas of study represented by the following emphasis tracks. If an emphasis track is chosen, the student will need to complete additional elective credits to reach the required number of credits for the degree.
Note: Students in the M.A. in Christian Studies are eligible to apply all of their classes to the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree program and graduate with both degrees.
Emphasis Tracks - 9-11 Credits
Note: If required emphasis track courses have been taken as part of the degree core, an additional 3 credits of electives per course will be required in order to fulfill the emphasis requirements.