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Master of Arts (Christian Studies)
(MACS)* - DC

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.
*Note: This degree was formerly titled Master of Arts (Biblical Studies).


Biblical Studies 24
BE101 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics 3
BE102 Old Testament History I 3
BE103 Old Testament History II and Poetry 2
BE104 Old Testament Prophets 3
BE105 The Gospels 2
BE106 Acts and Pauline Epistles 3
BE107 Hebrews, General Epistles, and Revelation 3
BE109 Ruth, Psalms, Jonah, and Selected Epistles 3
NT113 New Testament Introduction 2
Theological Studies 21
ST101 Theological Method and Bibliology 3
ST102 Trinitarianism 3
ST103 Angelology, Anthropology, and Hamartiology 3
ST104 Soteriology 3
ST105 Sanctification and Ecclesiology 3
ST106 Eschatology 3
HT200 History of Doctrine 3
Ministries, Communication, & Research 9
RS101 Orientation and 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
complete 100% online
Dallas Houston DC Ext Sites

Note: This summary reflects the newest catalog for entering students. Current students should consult the degree-specific advising information for the most accurate assistance.


The MACS degree is based on the principle that any follower of Christ will benefit from advanced training in biblical and theological studies, becoming a more effective minister of the gospel wherever they serve.

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