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Master of Arts in Christian Studies
(MACS) Houston

The MACS provides a strong foundation for Christians living out their faith in any setting. It is designed primarily for lay leaders who desire training so as to better serve within their church or parachurch organization. The MACS is also available in Chinese.


Curriculum

Biblical Studies 24
BE101 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics 3
BE102 Old Testament History I 3
BE103 OT History II & Poetry 2
BE104 OT Prophets 3
BE105 The Gospels 2
BE106 Acts & Pauline Epistles 3
BE107 Hebrews, General Epistles, & Revelation 3
BE109 Ruth, Psalms, Jonah, & Selected Epistles 3
NT113 New Testament Introduction 2
Theological Studies 21
ST101 Theological Method and Bibliology 3
ST102 Trinitarianism 3
ST103 Angelology, Anthropology, & Hamartiology 3
ST104 Soteriology 3
ST105 Sanctification & Ecclesiology 3
ST106 Eschatology 3
HT200 History of Doctrine 3
Ministries, Communication, & Research 9
RS101 Orientation & Research Methods 1
RS103 Summative Research Project 1
PM101 Spiritual Life 2
PM102 Evangelism 2
Communications Course 3
Additional Hours 8
Spiritual Formation (4 semesters) 0
Electives 8
62 Hours
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First Year

Fall Semester

CodeNameHours
BE101Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics3
ST101Theological Method and Bibliology3
HT200History of Doctrine3
SF100-1Spiritual Formation Spiritual Formation1 
  9

Spring Semester

CodeNameHours
BE102Old Testament History I3
ST102Trinitarianism3
PM102Evangelism2
RS101Orientation & Research Methods1
SF100-2Spiritual Formation Spiritual Formation 
  9

Summer School

CodeNameHours
PM101Spiritual Life2
  2

Second Year

Fall Semester

CodeNameHours
BE103OT History II & Poetry2
ST103Angelology, Anthropology, & Hamartiology3
BE109Ruth, Psalms, Jonah, & Selected Epistles3
###Communications Course23
SF100-3Spiritual Formation Spiritual Formation 
  11

Spring Semester

CodeNameHours
BE104OT Prophets3
ST104Soteriology3
NT113New Testament Introduction2
SF100-4Spiritual Formation Spiritual Formation1 
  8

Summer School

CodeNameHours
###Elective3
  3

Third Year

Fall Semester

CodeNameHours
BE105The Gospels3
ST105Sanctification & Ecclesiology3
BE107Hebrews, General Epistles, & Revelation3
###Elective3
  12

Spring Semester

CodeNameHours
BE106Acts & Pauline Epistles3
ST106Eschatology3
###Elective2
  8

Summer School

CodeNameHours
RS103Summative Research Project1
  1
  1. Students have two calendar years (four consecutive fall/spring semesters) to complete the SF100 Spiritual Formation requirement. Students who register for SF100 need to keep in mind that the course is a four-semester-long course that will meet at the same day and time each of the four semesters. See the Spiritual Formation and Leadership department for more information.
  2. The following courses are approved to meet the Communications course requirement: EML103 Teaching Process (2 hrs.) AND EML104 Media Presentations (1 hr.), EML105 Teaching Process and Media Presentations (3 hrs.), EML450 Women Teaching Women (3 hrs.), or an approved PM Communications course (3 hrs.). For more information contact the Student Advising Center.


*Note: This curriculum plan is intended for new students only. Current students should refer to the degree requirements available from the Advising Center.