M.A. in Religion Academic Program

The Master of Arts in Religion (MAR) program can be completed in less than two years. The MAR program requires 33 hours (11 courses). Courses are offered in an online or face to face format. Classes are designed as collaborative learning experiences where students are engaged in dialogue throughout the week.

Course Hour Requirements

The requirements for completing the M.A. in Religion are:

REL 5025Method and Research in Religion

3

BIB 5600Biblical Methods & Contextualization

3

THE 5900Theological and Historical Methods and Contextualization

3

PRA 5201Spiritual Formation

3

THE 5700Christian Doctrine and the 21st Century Church

3

THE 5818Ecclesiology

3

Concentration Courses (Biblical and Theological Studies or Pastoral Counseling)

12

REL 6100Research Project

3

Total Credit Hours:33

Students must choose one of the two concentration areas outlined below.

Bible and Theology
THE 5840The Theology of John Wesley and His Theological Forbearers

3

BIB 5820The Gospel and the New Testament

3

BIB 5830The Old Testament and the Christian Church

3

THE 5890Church, Society, and Christian Ethics

3

Pastoral Counseling
PCN 5400Pastoral Counseling and Process Addictions

3

PCN 5300Human Sexuality and Pastoral Counseling

3

PCN 5200Pastoral Intervention in Crisis

3

PCN 5100Marriage and Family Counseling in Pastoral Counseling

3

Every degree candidate must complete all requirements within a seven-year period. Any student who exceeds the seven year period will be subject to dismissal from the program or additional course work to be determined by the director of the program. Any exceptions must be approved by the director of Graduate Religion Program and the student's committee.