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Master of Arts in Christian Studies

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Program Highlights

Master of Arts in Christian Studies

Total cost: $12,600
Cost per credit hour: $350
Credit hours: 36

The OBU Master of Arts degrees combine uncompromising academic rigor with unparalleled ministry relevance, providing learners and practitioners with foundational knowledge and specialized skills for ministry. Students may select an MA in Christian Studies in one of two tracks, Leadership or Apologetics.

MA in Christian Studies: Leadership

Students learn foundational biblical and theological knowledge, equipping them to lead effectively in ministry. Courses prepare students for contemporary, biblical leadership in the face of challenges involving staff, congregations and volunteers. Whether you are a pastor; an associate pastor; a minister of music, education, or missions; or even an active layperson, this track will equip you to lead the church or support those who do.

MA in Christian Studies: Apologetics

Students learn to defend the faith from some of the best scholars and practitioners of apologetics in the nation. This degree prepares learners to defend the Christian faith in a winsome and compelling manner. Students learn how to study scripture; analyze culture; and apply biblical, theological, and philosophical understanding to develop a reasonable defense of the Christian faith.

Why get your MA in Christian Studies?

Quality – OBU’s Master of Arts includes a common set of classes designed around understanding the essentials of the Christian faith, Christian worldview and Christian life. As a student, you will build on these core competencies as you pursue focused training centered on leading the church, defending the faith and reaching the world.

Convenience – Each course is offered in a fully online, eight-week format and may be completed from anywhere in the world.

Faculty Experts – Our professors have earned the highest degrees and have years of practical experience in their specific field. In other words, the graduate faculty practices what they teach.

Value – You can complete your 36-hour master’s degree for only $350 per hour.

Spring Dates

  • January 27 - March 13, 2020
  • March 16 - May 7, 2020

Summer Dates

  • June 1 - July 24, 2020

Fall Dates

  • August 17 - October 9, 2020
  • October 12 - December 4, 2020