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
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):
CH625 Early Church (Offered through TSM)
CH635 Medieval and Reformation Church (Offered through TSM)