About this course
The Master of Arts in Religion is a sixteen to eighteen month program focused on preparing students for further theological study and church-related vocations; it consists of 36-37 semester hours in which four hours may be earned by completing a thesis or advanced ministry project. This curriculum provides opportunities for intensive study in Christian scriptures, theology, and ministry at the graduate level. Program candidates will be vocational or dual-vocational ministers who wish to have a firm Biblical underpinning for effective ministry and for those who desire to attain an academic foundation for further graduate study. Students may enter the program during any fall or spring term.
- At least 18 hours in the field of religion a. At least twelve must be upper-level undergraduate or graduate hours b. One course in scripture c. One course in theology
- Three letters of recommendation
- Resume that includes an autobiographical essay which must include a personal statement of the applicant’s academic pilgrimage, spiritual pilgrimage, academic goals, and why ETBU was chosen.