The Master of Arts (Religion) is an academic program generally involving two years of study beyond the baccalaureate degree. The purpose of the program is to prepare students to serve as teachers and church workers in the areas of biblical studies, theology, religion, and Christian ministry.
The Master of Arts (Religion) Specialized Track prepares students for further study in a specialized theology-related discipline and the Interdisciplinary Track prepares students to serve at an advanced level as multi-disciplinary church workers.
Master of Arts (Religion) graduates proclaim the gospel and make disciples by valuing and articulating biblical, theological, historical, and missiological knowledge in terms of Seventh-day Adventist history, beliefs, and practice.
Certification for Teaching: Students who plan to teach religion in a Seventh-day Adventist academy or in a secondary school are urged to consult as early in the program as possible with the director of the MA program and the School of Education (College of Education & International Services) regarding qualifying for SDA teaching credentials.
Delivery: The Master of Arts (Religion) is available in three modes of delivery. Based on the delivery mode selected there are different admission and degree requirements.
- Religion MA (Specialized Track) : Main Campus
- Religion MA (Interdisciplinary Track: International Sites)
- Religion MA (Interdisciplinary Track: Online)