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Graduate Programs

 

 

The institution offers four graduate level degrees. These include the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies, Master of Arts in Urban Christian Ministry, Master of Divinity, and Doctor of Ministry.

 

Master of Arts in Biblical Studies

The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies program is under the leadership of Dr. David Foxworth, Head of the Department of Biblical Studies. It is a sixty-six (66) semester credit hour Master of Arts program. This program provides the student in-depth study involving course work, research, practicum, internship, and a thesis. The educational goal of the MABS program is professional church employment as pastor or teacher, or pursuing a terminal degree.

 

Students enrolled must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher to continue in the program. Students are expected to strictly follow the required course of study for the degree concentration. Students can choose from the following three (3) concentrations:

Master of Arts in Biblical Studies concentration in Old Testament
Master of Arts in Biblical Studies concentration in New Testament
Master of Arts in Biblical Studies concentration in Theology

 

The learning outcomes of the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies Programs:

  1. To identify and understand intermediate and advanced terms and concepts in the biblical studies disciplines;
  2. To analyze and evaluate methods, interpretations, and difficulties in the biblical studies disciplines;
  3. To synthesize and integrate concepts and habits from the biblical studies disciplines into life and worship.

The educational goal of the MABS program is professional church employment as pastor or teacher, or pursuing a terminal
degree. 

 

Master of Arts in Urban Christian Ministries

The Master of Arts in Urban Christian Ministries program is under the leadership of Dr. James Logan. It is a sixty-four (64) semester credit hour Master of Arts in Urban Christian Ministries program. This program provides the student in-depth study involving course work, research, practicum, internship, and a thesis. The educational goal of the MAUCM program is professional church employment, church planter, or pursuing further education, either for a Master of Divinity or other advanced seminary degree.


Students enrolled must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher to continue in the program. Students falling below a 2.5 will automatically go on academic probation. Students are expected to strictly follow the required course of study for the degree concentration.

Each of the four (4) concentrations of study includes thirty-two (32) hours of field experience which are designed to provide the student with a better understanding of urban life and urban/metropolitan life issues.

All students enrolled in the Master of Arts Program need to have some proficiency in the Biblical Languages.

The academic Master of Arts Degrees are intended for students desiring knowledge in a particular field. The Master of Arts in Urban Christian Ministries student can choose from among the following four (4) concentrations:


Master of Arts in Urban Christian Ministries concentration in Church Planting
Master of Arts in Urban Christian Ministries concentration in Multi-Cultural Studies
Master of Arts in Urban Christian Ministries concentration in Sacred Music
Master of Arts in Urban Christian Ministries concentration in Youth Ministry

 

The learning outcomes of the Master of Arts in Urban Christian Ministries Programs:

  1. To identify and understand basic and intermediate terms and concepts in Urban Christian Studies;
  2. To analyze and evaluate systemic issues that plague and prevent the empowerment of urban communities;
  3. To Synthesize and integrate concepts and structures from Urban Christian Studies into empowering and sustaining community.

The educational goal of the MAUCM program is professional church employment, church planter, or pursuing further education, either for a Master of Divinity or other advanced seminary degree.

 

Master of Divinity

The Master of Divinity program is under the leadership of Dr. Bill Fleming, Head of the Department of Pastoral Studies. It is a ninety-six (96) semester credit hour Master of Divinity program. This degree provides the student in-depth study involving course work, research, practicum, internship, and a thesis. Students enrolled must maintain an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher to continue in the program. Students are expected to strictly follow the required course of study for the degree concentration.

The Master of Divinity degree is the standard degree required of pastors and church staff, and is nearly always required for persons entering into chaplaincy programs. Each of the three (3) concentrations of study are intense and focus specifically on the area the student chooses for a very specific career path in pastoral counseling, chaplaincy, or pastoral studies.

All students enrolled in the Master of Divinity program must obtain a level of proficiency in the Biblical Languages.

The Master of Divinity student can choose from among the following three (3) concentrations:

 

Master of Divinity concentration in Chaplaincy
Master of Divinity concentration in Pastoral Counseling
Master of Divinity concentration in Pastoral Ministry
Master of Divinity concentration in General Pastoral Studies

 

The learning outcomes of the Master of Divinity Programs:

  1. Maturing in faith through the development of spiritual disciplines and a life conformed to the image of Christ. (Spiritual formation);
  2. Knowing and utilizing the Scriptures (Biblical)
  3. Knowing and utilizing theology and history of the church.(historical-theological);
  4. To Demonstrate practical skills of ministry (Practical),
  5. To apply historical resources and practical insights in the contemporary urban world through prophetic reflection and real world experience." (Applicational).

The educational goal of the M. Div. program is to prepare students for vocational chaplaincy, pastoral counseling or pastoral
ministry.

 

Doctor of Ministry

The Doctor of Ministry program is under the leadership of Dr. Stephen Stout. It is a thirty (30) semester credit hour Doctor of Ministry program. This degree is both a terminal and practical degree designed to assist those who are already in ministry strengthen their academic and practical skills, with the view towards increasing their effectiveness in an urban, multicultural environment. Students enrolled must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher to continue in the program.

 

Doctor of Ministry

The learning outcomes of the Doctor of Ministry program:

  1. The student should be able to utilize the best tools and materials for improvement of their pastoral skills; conduct accurate pastoral self-evaluations on a spiritual, intellectual, and practical level; teach others pastoral and ministry skills;
  2. Students will produce a thesis project involving original work in their field, utilizing the latest scholarship and resources;
  3. Student projects and thesis will include a multicultural sensitivity that reflects the urban focus of the institution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Degrees

Key Deadlines

for Academics

Friday 8/25/17
Final Grades Due for Summer Distance Learning Session 2
Monday 8/28/17
First Day of Fall Residential and Fall DL1
Friday 9/1/17
Last Day to Add a Class for Fall Residential and Fall DL1
Monday 9/4/17
Campus Closed - Labor Day
Wednesday 9/6/17
Late Registration for D.Min. Term 1B Begins
Deadline For Withdrawal from D.Min. Term 1B
Friday 9/29/17
Last Day to Withdraw from Fall DL1 with a "W"
Wednesday 10/4/17
Last Day for D.Min. Term 1A
Monday 10/16/17 - Tuesday 10/17/17
Fall Residential Mid-Terms
Fall DL1 Exams

 

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Nancy McNamara

Registrar and Director of International Students

 

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