Wheaton College

Graduate School

Master of Arts in History of Christianity


Wheaton College Graduate Admissions

501 College Ave.

Wheaton, IL 60187

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in History of Christianity

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The History of Christianity program is committed to equipping graduate students through teaching and mentoring with a comprehensive knowledge of Christian history that engages the fullness of the historical context across two millennia.

Biblical Training for Kingdom Services
You will gain the academic skills necessary for advanced study and service in the church and society through formation in three interrelated areas: biblical and theological knowledge; academic skills and critical reflection; and Christian life and service. Our graduate programs are committed to stimulating learning that bears fruit in lives of faithful thinking and witness for Christ and His kingdom.

A Charitable Approach
You will discuss key positions within the evangelical global church in a community that values charitable conversation. Together you and your peers will wrestle through the hard questions of faith with faculty willing to walk alongside you to find answers in evangelical theology and exegesis.

Applications to Our Contemporary World

  • Develop skills in both social and intellectual history.
  • Explore how biblical, theological, philosophical, social, political, economic, racial, gender, and cultural factors shaped and were shaped by Christianity.
  • Integrate faith and learning as Christian scholars.

Early, Reformation, or Modern Christianiy
Choose your area of concentration for studying the History of Christianity.

  • The Early Christianity concentration focuses on the History of Christianity from the post-Apostolic era to the Byzantine period and the rise of Islam.
  • The Reformation Christianity concentration focuses on the History of Christianity from the late-medieval period and Renaissance era through the post-Reformation period, which is roughly from the 15th through the 17thcenturies. 
  • The Modern Christianity concentration focuses on the History of Christianity from the post-Reformation era to the present (that is, roughly from the seventeenth century into the twenty-first century). 


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)

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Classification: Baccalaureate College—Liberal Arts

Locale: Large Suburb

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