On the Hill Summer 2015

OBU Offers New Master’s Degrees Fully Online

The OBU College of Graduate and Professional Studies now offers two new Master of Arts degrees. The Master of Arts in Christian Studies and the Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies are available fully online.

Each degree includes a common set of classes designed around understanding the essentials of the Christian faith, worldview and life. Students will build on these core competencies as they pursue training centered on leading the church, defending the faith and reaching the world. Courses are taught with an absolute commitment to both the authority of scripture and a passion for the gospel, ensuring that students will finish their master’s degrees well prepared to serve in ministry or missionary settings, or to pursue additional graduate studies.

The Master of Arts in Christian Studies offers two tracks. The leadership track equips students to lead the church or support those who do. This degree plan is ideal for pastors; associate pastors; ministers of music, education or missions; active church laypeople in leadership positions; and those desiring to lead. The apologetics track teaches students to defend the faith while expanding their biblical knowledge and understanding.

The Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies also offers two tracks. The intercultural track equips students to reach the world globally as well as locally, as they learn the intricacies of intercultural and cross-cultural gospel communication. The orality track prepares students to reach the world in primarily oral cultures, as they learn from professors on the forefront of this emerging field of study.

Courses within these degrees meet the International Mission Board graduate level education requirements for career assignments. Each course is offered in an online eight-week format, and all tracks may be completed in as little as one year. The professors who teach these courses have advanced degrees and years of practical experience in the field.

To apply, visit okbu.edu/graduate or call 405.585.4601.