Master of Arts in Missiology

Degree Overview

Vocational Calling

To serve in a variety of positions in missions service in North America or in other countries. Examples would include cross cultural ministry, church planter, minister of missions, and serving with a missions sending group. The degree plan can be applicable to those presently engaged in mission work or to those who are preparing for mission service. The degree would benefit those who are now serving on the mission field with previous Seminary studies as well as those who are enrolled in Seminary to prepare for missionary service. Persons who have completed twenty to thirty hours of Seminary studies as preparation for service with the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention should be able to use those hours in this degree plan with academic approval of this Seminary.

Program Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate the ability to interpret and communicate biblical, theological, and historical foundations of Christian ministry, especially as expressed cross-culturally.

  2. Students will communicate an understanding of how to learn, live in, and develop a ministry contextualized to another culture.

  3. Students will develop a broad range of biblical and theological understanding, based on cross-cultural perspectives.

  4. Students will model and mentor others in Christian devotion and character development within a cross-cultural community.

For further information, please contact:

  • Dr. Adam Hughes (Program Supervisor)

  • Dr. Greg Mathias (Program Coordinator/Advisor)

Program Requirements

Master of Arts Core (27 hours)

Biblical Studies (12 hours)

course

hours

Interpreting the Old Testament 1

3

Interpreting the Old Testament 2

3

Interpreting the New Testament 1

3

Interpreting the New Testament 2

3

Theological/Historical Studies (9 hours)

course

hours

Systematic Theology 1

3

Systematic Theology 2 

3

Baptist Heritage

3

Applied Ministry Studies (6 hours)
*One course from the Applied Ministry Studies section must be taken in a mentoring format

course

hours

Evangelism (M)

OR

Christian Missions (M)

3

Discipleship and Spiritual Formation (M)

3

Missiology Component (15 hours)

course

hours

Theology and Philosophy of Missions

OR

Contemporary Mission Methods and Movements

3

International Church Planting
OR
North American Church Planting

3

MISS Practicum

3

Select 6 hours from any MISS courses

6

Free Elective (3 hours)

course

hours

This elective may be taken in Missions or in other disciplines.

3

Total Required: 45 hours

(M) Indicates course is available in a mentoring format, as well as other formats.

*One course from the Applied Ministry Studies section must be taken in a mentoring format.