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Master of Arts in Religion

The Master of Arts (Religion) degree (MAR) imparts a sound knowledge of theology to prepare students for lay ministry or further study. Students may choose from two foci: Christian History & Theology, or Christian Ministry & Missiology. Some students use this degree to prepare for further graduate study, and others use it to provide a Christian foundation for the work they do in the marketplace and in their places of worship. The MAR can be completed entirely through online courses or through a combination of online and on-campus offerings. MAR students completing a thesis must be residential during the semesters in which they are writing their thesis.

MAR – Christian History & Theology

Non-Thesis

The MAR-CH&T program without a thesis is 52 credits in the following disciplines:

Biblical Interpretation and Languages (3 credits):

  • BI500 Biblical Interpretation (Offered through Trinity School for Ministry)

Church History (12 credits):

Discipleship (3 credits):

  • PT700 Spiritual Formation: Catechesis & Discipleship (Offered through TSM)

Systematic Theology (15 credits):

Electives (18 credits):

  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Capstone (1 credit):

  • RW749 Capstone (Offered through TSM)

Thesis

The MAR-CH&T program with a thesis is 60 credits in the following disciplines:

Biblical Interpretation and Languages (3 credits):

  • BI500 Biblical Interpretation(Offered through Trinity School for Ministry)

Church History (12 credits):

Discipleship (3 credits):

  • PT700 Spiritual Formation: Catechesis & Discipleship (Offered through TSM)

Systematic Theology (15 credits):

Electives (18 credits):

  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Research and Writing (9 credit):

  • RW701 Research & Writing (Offered through TSM)
  • RW799 Thesis (6 credits over 2 semesters) (Offered through TSM)

MAR – Christian Ministry & Missiology

Non-Thesis

The MAR-CM&M program without a thesis is 52 credits in the following disciplines:

Biblical Interpretation and Languages (3 credits):

  • BI500 Biblical Interpretation (Offered through Trinity School for Ministry)

Old Testament (9 credits):

  • OT500 Introduction to Old Testament (Offered through TSM)
  • OT6xx OT Elective (Offered through TSM)
  • OT6xx OT Elective (Offered through TSM)

New Testament (9 credits):

  • NT500 Introduction to New Testament (Offered through TSM)
  • NT6xx NT Elective (Offered through TSM)
  • NT6xx NT Elective (Offered through TSM)

Mission & Evangelism (6 credits):

  • ME500 Introduction to World Mission (Offered through TSM)
  • ME600 Mission & Evangelism: Church Planting (Offered through TSM)

Discipleship (3 credits):

  • PT700 Spiritual Formation: Catechesis & Discipleship (Offered through TSM)

Systematic Theology (6 credits):

Church History (3 credits):

Electives (12 credits):

  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Capstone (1 credit):

  • RW749 Capstone (Offered through TSM)

Thesis

The MAR-CM&M program with a thesis is 60 credits in the following disciplines:

Biblical Interpretation and Languages (3 credits):

  • BI500 Biblical Interpretation (Offered through Trinity School for Ministry)

Old Testament (9 credits):

  • OT500 Introduction to Old Testament (Offered through TSM)
  • OT6xx OT Elective (Offered through TSM)
  • OT6xx OT Elective (Offered through TSM)

New Testament (9 credits):

  • NT500 Introduction to New Testament (Offered through TSM)
  • NT6xx NT Elective (Offered through TSM)
  • NT6xx NT Elective (Offered through TSM)

Mission & Evangelism (6 credits):

  • ME500 Introduction to World Mission (Offered through TSM)
  • ME600 Mission & Evangelism: Church Planting (Offered through TSM)

Discipleship (3 credits):

  • PT700 Spiritual Formation: Catechesis & Discipleship (Offered through TSM)

Systematic Theology (6 credits):

Church History (3 credits):

Electives (12 credits):

  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Research and Writing (9 credit):

  • RW701 Research & Writing (Offered through TSM)
  • RW799 Thesis (6 credits over 2 semesters) (Offered through TSM)