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Master of Christian Studies (MCS)

Degree Outcomes

  1. Graduates will have gained a deeper understanding and appreciation for the Bible and its teachings.
  2. Graduates will have gained an understanding of a variety of ministry skills that are helpful both inside and outside the church.
  3. Graduates will have integrated what they have learned in their program of studies.
  4. Graduates will have grown in Christlikeness.


Program Description

The Master of Christian Studies (MCS) is a graduate-level program designed for those in ministry settings or lay vocations who desire to deepen their understanding of a number of Christian subjects. The MCS program has a great deal of flexibility, as students are able to select courses from two broad areas: Biblical/ Theological/Historical Studies and Missional/Leadership Studies. This approach allows students to tailor the program to meet their particular needs or interests.

Requirements and Completion

  1. The prerequisite for this degree is a B.A. degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited college or university.
  2. A total of 36 credit hours are required for the completion of the degree.

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Master of Christian Studies (MCS)
Biblical | Theological | Historical Studies
(choose at least 15 credit hours)
2B1311Old Testament I3
2B1312Old Testament II3
2B2311New Testament I3
2B2312New Testament II3
2B3311Biblical Interpretation3
Bible Book Studies3
2T1311Christian Theology I3
2T1312Christian Theology II3
Christian Ethics
2H1311History of Christianity3
Missional/Leadership Studies
(choose at least 15 credit hours)
2P3221Effective Bible Teaching &
Disciple Making
2I1211Church Planting2
2P3215Spiritual Formation 2
2P3231Spiritual Leadership2
2P2311Pastoral Ministry3
2C1221Biblical Counselling2
2C1243Dealing with Conflict2
2P2251Summative Evaluation 2
Free Electives4
Total credit hours Master of Christian Studies (MCS)36

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