Master of Arts Programs

Biblical and Theological Foundational Knowledge

For entry into all of Logos University’s Graduate programs, each student is required to have previous academic experience in the area of Biblical and Theological Prerequisite Knowledge.  For students who have not had a background in biblical or theological studies, the student will need to complete Old Testament Survey and New Testament Survey with Logos University.  These courses will be added to the overall program.

Core Courses – 24 Credit Hours

The Core Concentration of the Master of Arts programs consists of 24 credit hours in the area of speciality.  For the details of each concentration please click the appropriate link below for a sample program.

Master of Arts in Applied Theology

The Master of Arts in Applied Theology is a 36 credit hour program designed to provide training and understanding of the practical sides of ministry.  Depending on the courses chosen, a graduate with an Applied Theology degree will have skills in: Bible interpretation, Sermon and Bible Study construction, pastoral and biblical counseling, personal evangelism and principles of organization and administration.

The courses provide the core study for your major. For the Master of Arts in Applied Theology, these courses may come from any course with a Prefix of BUS, CNS, CED, ECM, PRE, and PTH. Below is a sample of degree concentration courses. These may be switched and customized to meet your needs. Courses may be found in the course catalog on pages 53-70

  • THE630 Hermeneutics: Interpreting the Bible (required)
  • BUS726 Ministry Development: Vision and Strategy
  • CED511 Dynamic Teaching Methods
  • CNS531 Biblical Counseling
  • PRE601 Homiletics 1: Preparing Biblical Messages
  • PTH502 Discipleship and Mentoring
  • PTH605 Spiritual Formation and Personal Growth
  • PTH701 Leadership Principles

 

Master of Arts in Biblical Studies

The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies degree is designed to equip pastors and teachers with a higher level of skill in the English bible. Graduates with this degree will fill pastoral and teaching roles with greater confidence.  This program may be pursued with an Old Testament concentration by choosing all of the biblical requirements in the Old Testament, or with a New Testament concentration by choosing all courses in the New Testament.  A student may also choose courses from both and Old and New Testaments. The following are the requirements for the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies degree program, followed by an example of what a program will look like.

The courses provide the core study for your major. For the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies, these courses may come from any course with a Prefix of OTS and NTS. Below is a sample of degree concentration courses. These may be switched and customized to meet your needs. Courses may be found in the course catalog on pages 53-70

  • THE630 Hermeneutics: Interpreting the Bible (required)
  • OTS501 Old Testament Survey
  • OTS510 Pentateuch
  • OTS620 Historical Books
  • NTS501 New Testament Synthesis
  • NTS510 Gospels: Life of Christ
  • NTS602 Acts
  • NTS610 Pauline Epistles

Master of Arts in Christian Counseling

The Master of Arts in Christian Counseling is for those students who would like to practice Christian Counseling in pastoral ministry and para-church organizations such as Christian schools, Christian crisis pregnancy centers, etc.  The Master of Arts in Christian Counseling does not qualify a person to sit for state licensure or board exams but rather for Christian, vocational ministry.

This degree requires a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies, Theological Studies, Theology, Christian Counseling, Counseling, Psychology, or Social Work. In the event a prospective student does not have a degree in any of the above, the student is required to complete the prerequisite 30 hours in Biblical or Theological studies. 

The courses provide the core study for your major. For the Master of Arts in Christian Counseling, these courses may come from any course with a Prefix of CNS and PSY. Below is a sample of degree concentration courses. These may be switched and customized to meet your needs. Courses may be found in the course catalog on pages 53-70

  • PSY604 Developmental Psychology (required)
  • PSY612 Cognitive Therapy (required)
  • CNS530 Introduction to Christian Counseling
  • CNS531 Biblical Counseling
  • CNS631 Effective Counseling Skills
  • CNS632 Counseling Paradigms
  • CNS641 Advanced Counseling Skills
  • CNS642 Ethics and Legal Issues in Counseling

Master of Arts in Christian Education

The Master of Christian Education is designed for those who desire to minister in creating or administrating Christian Education departments in churches and and/or Christian schools. Students will be guided in creating a degree program that will match their needs and interests.

The courses provide the core study for your major. For the Master of Arts in Christian Education, these courses may come from any course with a Prefix of CED. Below is a sample of degree concentration courses. These may be switched and customized to meet your needs. Courses may be found in the course catalog on pages 53-70

  • CED501 Introduction to Christian Education
  • CED511 Dynamic Teaching Methods
  • CED610 Principles of Teaching
  • CED611 Theology of Christian Education
  • CED612 Classroom Management
  • CED613 Curriculum Development
  • CED620 Ministry to Children
  • CED702 Educational Models

Master of Arts in Christian Leadership and Management

The Masters of Arts in Christian Leadership and Management degree offers the student the opportunity to develop and exercise their leadership and management skills within churches, para-church ministries and Christian non-profit organizations. Students will be guided in creating a custom degree program that will match their needs and interests.

  • BUS515 Supervision and Performance Improvement
  • BUS726 Ministry Development: Vision, Mission and Strategy
  • PTH512 Mentoring and Coaching Dynamics
  • PTH701 Leadership Principles
  • PTH702 Principles of Administration and Organization
  • PTH706 Christian Ethics
  • PTH801 Pastor and Staff Relations
  • PTH808 Conflict Management

Master of Arts in Theological Studies

The Master of Arts in Theological Studies degree program is designed for pastors and other Christian workers who want a greater understanding of theological themes for preaching, teaching or personal growth. Students who pursue this degree can increase their effectiveness as preachers, teachers and ministry associates in lay or licensed/ordained ministry. Students will be guided in creating a degree program that will match their needs and interests. The following are the requirements for the Master of Arts in Theological Studies degree program, followed by an example of what a program will look like.

  • THE630 Hermeneutics: Interpreting the Bible (required)
  • OTS501 Old Testament Survey
  • NTS501 New Testament Survey
  • PTH706 Christian Ethics
  • THE503 Names of God
  • THE662 Comparative Religions
  • THE732 Identifying Your Spiritual Gifts
  • THE762 Apologetics
Elective Courses – 6 Credit Hours

The courses provide the elective portion for your degree. These credits may be earned by selecting any two courses in any department of your choosing.   Courses may be found in the course catalog on pages 53-72. If you would like more guidance, feel free to contact Student Affairs for assistance in planning a customized program to meet and fill your needs.

Master's Thesis or Project – 6 Credit Hours

The Master of Arts Program requires every student to work through a 6 credit hour Master’s Thesis or Master’s Project.  This course serves as a final project for the Master of Arts Program and integrates all of the previous knowledge and coursework that the student has acquired up to this point.

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