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Master of Christian Studies (MCS)

The 36-credit Master of Christian Studies (MCS) is designed for those who want to take a first step in advancing their ministry or who simply want to deepen their Christian walk. Students who complete the MCS can serve their churches more effectively and consider further theological education. All credits from the MCS can be applied toward the MDiv or select other master’s degrees.

Degree Objectives:

1.     Interpret Christian Scripture with hermeneutical and exegetical excellence
2.     Confess Christian doctrine with biblical, theological, and historical awareness
3.     Formulate a practical and personal plan for Christian discipleship

Curriculum: 30-Credit Core plus 6 hours electives (no emphases)

MCS Core Course List (30HRS)

  • BS 2400 Intro to Hermeneutics
  • BS 2210 Old Testament Survey I
  • BS 2211 Old Testament Survey II
  • BS 2310 New Testament Survey I
  • BS 2311 New Testament Survey II
  • HT 3200 Theology I
  • HT 3201 Theology II
  • HT 3400 Christian Ethics

Choose One:
MN 5060 Evangelism and Discipleship
MN 5015 Spiritual Disciplines and Evangelism Practicum

Choose One:
HT 3232 Survey of Historical Theology
HT 3110 Baptist History