The Master of Arts degrees are all 37-hour programs designed to provide a basic grounding in the theological disciplines along with a concentration in a particular area of study. Geared toward students with a variety of ministerial and personal goals, M.A. students are often ministers, church leaders, educators, vocational missionaries, and those who are simply interested in spiritual growth. In each of the M.A. degrees, the students will normally take 18 hours in a specific discipline, 6 hours in a secondary area, and 6 hours of electives. Seven hours of foundational courses are also required, though they may be waived for those with equivalent courses in an undergraduate program.
The M.A. Programs are accredited by the regional accrediting agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).