Program Overview

Baptist Missionary Association - Theological Seminary offers students the opportunity to earn a Master of Arts in Religion. The M.A. in Religion is a broad and dynamic program designed to build on previously learned foundations, while also expanding on topics of Biblical Studies and Theological-Historical Studies.

This program is available to graduate students through an innovative hybrid learning format, allowing students to satisfy credit hours through on campus and online courses. The hybrid format is ideal for busy professionals seeking to advance their education while still fulfilling personal goals and aspirations.

A degree in religion involves the systematic study of a set of beliefs intrinsic to a specific culture and the influences of the truths, or acquired knowledge into daily life practices of individuals. The study of religion encompasses the entirety of all concepts of a faith, while remaining neutral in focus, as to best provide students with a valuable and transferable degree.

The program includes the study of historical and contemporary practices relevant to Christian traditions, using research methods and intellectual tools not tied to any religious tradition. A concentration in the study of religion will provide a solid foundation for students pursuing humanitarian professions as well as those wishing to serve in areas of ministry.

Successful graduates will complete the required 48 credit hours in addition to a thesis or a set of electives culminated by a final exam. Graduates will be able to demonstrate and communicate a basic understanding of theological disciplines for general educational purposes. Graduates can seek to apply the advanced degree in non-ministerial careers such as: Bible Expositor, Educator, Theologian or as a Church Historian.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools,

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

    School Overview

    In 1950, the Baptist Missionary Association of America took the first steps to form a national seminary and ground was broken in 1956. By 1957, the first students enrolled in the Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary. The seminary has continually expanded, adding degree programs, extending the campus, and preparing students for Christian outreach. 

    The distance learning campus awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Programs include master's, bachelor's and associate's degrees, as well as diplomas and certificates. Students enrolling in the graduate degree programs complete independent study and online coursework in conjunction with residence requirements. Undergraduate online classes are delivered via downloadable Adobe.pdfs and students complete assignments from home.


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