Master of Arts in Christian Studies
Luther Rice College & Seminary
Luther Rice College and Seminary offers a Master of Arts in Christian Studies that is well suited for students who wish to enhance their knowledge of the Bible in Bible, Old Testament, New Testament, theology, research, and much more. Individuals will be fully prepared to work in various positions within churches or other related establishments. Graduates who earn this degree can expect to find employment in churches or religious establishments. Individuals often work as theologians, missionaries, teaching pastors, senior pastors, administrators, curriculum development personnel, professors, religious consultants, or in other related positions.
The Master of Arts in Christian Studies Program consists of 36 total credit hours. Students are required to finish required core courses in order to successfully complete the program. Core courses that students must complete include: Introduction to Research and Writing, Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics, Introduction to the Old Testament, Old Testament Book Study, Introduction to the New Testament, Systematic Theology I, New Testament Book Study, Systematic Theology II, Old Testament Book Study, Systematic Theology III, New Testament Book Study, and elective courses. Courses that are offered through this program are designed to ensure graduates will be knowledgeable, competent, and have a well rounded set of fundamental skills while understanding and interpreting the word of God.
Courses for this program are available online. This online learning environment provides flexibility for enrolled students who are employed or have other obligations. Students must be highly disciplined to complete a large amount of coursework. Time management, a reliable Internet connection, and word processing skills are very important for students who enroll in this degree program.
Degree Level: Master
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation
Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, Accreditation Commission
Luther Rice University and Seminary (LRU) is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS), having been awarded reaffirmed status as a Category IV institution by the TRACS Accreditation Commission on November 28, 2005; this status is effective for a period of ten years.
Luther Rice College and Seminary is a private, four-year Baptist institution located in Lithonia, Georgia. The school’s mission statement is “to provide theological education for Christian ministers and leaders around the world with an end to granting undergraduate and graduate degrees.” The educational experience offered is designed to “instill biblical core values essential to excellence in Christian ministry and leadership.” In mid-1962, the State of Florida granted a charter for a seminary to be placed in Jacksonville, Florida, and Luther Rice University was created. In 1991, the Seminary moved from Jacksonville to Lithonia, Georgia. The name of Luther Rice Seminary was changed in 2004 by the action of the Trustees to Luther Rice University.
Luther Rice awards bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees. Students can earn a degree exclusively through online studies, through traditional classroom format, or in a hybrid format. Almost 300 online courses are offered per year, which are delivered through secure servers using Blackboard and standard Internet connections.
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