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OBU’s Master of Arts degrees offer you uncompromising academic rigor with unparalleled ministry. As a student and/or practitioner, you will receive relevant and foundational knowledge and specialized skills to adequately equip you for ministry. You can select a Master of Arts in Christian Studies from one of three tracks: Leadership, Apologetics or Biblical and Theological Studies.
Benefits of the OBU MA Program
OBU’s Master of Arts includes a common set of classes designed around understanding the essentials of the Christian faith, a Christian worldview, and the Christian life. As a student, you will gain further comprehension of these core competencies through training centered on leading the church, defending the faith, and reaching the world.
Each course is offered in a fully online, eight-week format and may be completed from anywhere in the world.
Our experienced professors have earned the highest degrees in their chosen fields. Their knowledge entails years of hands-on experience that is passed on to you in a relevant and practical manner. This level of experience and expertise from our graduate faculty provides you with continued and current knowledge as you observe them practice what they teach.
As you consider earning your Master of Arts in Christian Studies, you can plan ahead and choose the start date that works best for you. We offer classes starting every Spring, Summer, and Fall semester.
Spring 2024: March 18
Summer 2024: June 3
Fall 2024: August 23 or October 18
OBU faculty are experts in their fields and will be with you every step of the way.
Dean of Theology, Arts and Humanities
Floyd K. Clark Chair of Christian Leadership
Professor of Religion
Associate Dean for Online, Nontraditional and Graduate Education
Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics
Director of the Online BA in Christian Studies
Chair, Herschel H. Hobbs School of Theology and Ministry
Associate Professor of Theology and Early Christianity
Dickinson Chair of Religion
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