The M.A. programs require a minimum of 96 credit hours and are normally completed in three years (MAR) of full-time study; you may, however, take up to six (6) years of part-time study.
Students must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 2.0 to stay in the program.
The M.A programs consist of a focus of study of five (5) Common-Core-Curriculum Courses, 20 credit hours/units, those are required of all M.A. programs.
Each program then requires 42 credit hours beyond the core courses that consist of restricted electives for each M.A. program and an exit option of one of the following: (a) the Integrative Seminar, (b) the Field Education Course, (c) the Thesis Option and (d) the Project Option.
With each Exit Option students must take a Research Methodology course for a total of six (6) credit hours/units for each Exit Option. The remaining 34 credit hours/units can be chosen from non-restricted electives, such as Christian counseling, education, and computer courses.
Language Each M.A. program student must complete at least 4 credits of language study as determined in consultation with his/her M.A. Committee.
The student may propose either Old Testament or New Testament. While four (4) credits are required, students are encouraged to take additional language credits, leading to greater proficiency in cultural exchange and research
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