The Master of Arts in Religion

Gain a sound knowledge of theology to prepare for lay ministry or further study

In this program, 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 at the Seminary Center on the campus of Trinity Anglican Seminary (TAS). MAR students completing a thesis must be residential during the semesters in which they are writing their thesis.

Biblical Interpretation & Languages (3 credits) Discipleship (3 credits)
BI500 Biblical Interpretation PT700 Spiritual Formation: Catechesis & Discipleship
Church History (12 credits) General Electives (18 credits)
CH625 Early Church Elective 1 Elective 2
CH635 Medieval & Early Modern Church Elective 3 Elective 4
CH670 Modern Church (Lutheran) Elective 5 Elective 6
CH680 Theology & Writings of Martin Luther Thesis Track Capstone Track
Systematic Theology (15 credits) RW701 – Theological Research & Writing (non-credit) RW749 – Capstone
ST540 Creeds & Catechisms: An Introduction to Theological Thinking RW799 – Thesis (6 credits over 2 semesters)
ST550 Lutheran Confessions Non-Academic Degree Requirements
ST660 Introduction to Theology I English Bible Exam Liturgical Practica
ST670 Introduction to Theology II Cross-Cultural Immersion
ST755 Christian Ethics in the Lutheran Tradition Other requirements listed in the Academic Catalog
Biblical Interpretation & Languages (3 credits) Systematic Theology (6 credits)
BI500 Biblical Interpretation ST540 Creeds & Catechisms: An Introduction to Theological Thinking
Old Testament (9 credits) ST550 Lutheran Confessions
OT500 Introduction to Old Testament Church History (3 credits)
OT6xx OT Elective 1 CH680 Theology & Writings of Martin Luther
OT6xx OT Elective 2 General Electives (12 credits)
New Testament (9 credits) Elective 1 Elective 2
NT500 Introduction to New Testament Elective 3 Elective 4
NT6xx NT Elective 1 Thesis Track Capstone Track
NT6xx NT Elective 2 RW701 – Theological Research & Writing (non-credit) RW749 – Capstone
Missions & Evangelism (6 credits) RW799 – Thesis (6 credits over 2 semesters)
ME500 Introduction to World Missions Non-Academic Degree Requirements
ME600 Missions & Evangelism: Church Planting English Bible Exam Liturgical Practica
Discipleship (3 credits) Cross-Cultural Immersion
PT700 Spiritual Formation: Catechesis & Discipleship Other requirements listed in the Academic Catalog

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