Nov 30, 2020  
School of Online Studies & Graduate School 2014-2015 
School of Online Studies & Graduate School 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Christian Studies (M.A.)

The vision of the MA 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 MACS degree is designed to provide a solid foundation in biblical and theological studies with the option of pursuing an emphasis track in one of the following areas:  Theological Studies, Spiritual Formation, Intercultural Studies, and Christian Ministries.  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

Total - 36 Credits

Core + General Electives (12 Credits) with option of an Emphasis


* If Systematic Theology I & II have been taken at the undergraduate level, another theology course may be substituted here. For students in the BSCM/MACS (4+1) program, Systematic Theology I & II will be replaced with the graduate course entitled Theology of Christ and the Church (CST5235). This course will fulfill the Christian Theology (CST 5223) requirement in the MACS.

** If Church History has been taken at the undergraduate level, another CST course may be substituted here.

Note: For C&MA Ordination purposes, students must take Contemporary Issues in Missions as one of their electives.

Two-Year Program Plan

Block B (Spring Semester)

Block C (Fall Semester)

Block D (Spring Semester)

Block Sequence:

Students starting in the Fall: A, B, C, D
Students starting in the Spring: B, A, C, D