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Master of Arts in Christian Studies

Graduate coursework is progressively more advanced in academic content than any of the undergraduate programs offered at The Baptist College of Florida. Graduate programs focus on higher-level learning and research in the major issues and significant scholarly literature of the respective fields. All graduate students (MACS and MAMWL) will be required to take GR 501. Introduction to Graduate Research in their first semester of graduate study. This course will assist them in further developing research methodology, in learning to conduct research in primary sources, and in upper-level writing skills and techniques. Each successive course will also require graduate-level research and writing. As students near the end of the program, various evaluations will be required that will expect the student to analyze, synthesize, and integrate graduate-level concepts. Specifically, the MACS program will conclude with either the writing of a Graduate Thesis (thesis option), or the completion of a Comprehensive Examination (non-thesis option).

The Master of Arts in Christian Studies is designed as a research degree to equip pastors, church staff members, educators, missionaries, and other Christian workers who desire to develop advanced skills in academic research and understanding, knowledge of the literature of the discipline, interpreting and delivering the Christian message, leading churches, and conducting various Christian ministries. The MA in Chritian Studies will require the student to complete thirty semester hours of study organized in the following structure:

M.A. in Christian Studies, Thesis Option Course Requirements | 30 Total Hours

Core Requirements (9 hours)

  • GR 501 Introduction to Graduate Research (3 hours)
  • GR 690 Graduate Thesis (6 hours)

Area of Concentration (12 hours)

  • Biblical Studies (BS) Concentration OR
  • Christian Ministry (CM) Concentration

Electives (9 hours)



M.A. in Christian Studies, Non-Thesis Option Course Requirements | 30 Total Hours

Core Requirements (9 hours)

  • GR 501 Introduction to Graduate Research (3 hours)
  • GR 680 Comprehensive Examination (0 hours)

Area of Concentration (15 hours)

  • Biblical Studies (BS) Concentration OR
  • Christian Ministry (CM) Concentration

Electives (12 hours)



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