Master of Arts in Religion(M.AR.)

The M.A.R. program offers the opportunity to pursue graduate-level religious studies apart from preparation for a career in ordained education. Students may choose to earn a Master of Arts in Religion as a preliminary to pursuing a doctoral degree, as a terminal degree for teaching at the elementary, secondary, or community college level, or as theological preparation for counseling or community service, or to cultivate a personal interest in business administration studies.

 

Master of Arts in Religion Requirements: 96 units

The M.A.R. Committee and Students’ Advisors
When a student is admitted to a M.A.R. degree program, the School Dean selects a M.A.R. Committee composed of three (3) School of RTMS faculty members to direct the student’s progress through the degree program and to administer and evaluate his/her exit option, including the M.A. thesis option, if the student selects this exit option. Additional RTMS faculty may join the M.A. Committee as deemed appropriate and desirable by the student and his/her committee members.

Master of Arts in  Religion
Common-Core Curriculum: 40 units

Students who have previously completed some of the required courses in the Common-Core Curriculum may select courses from their major’s restricted electives to satisfy the M.A. degree unit requirement.

1)     CCC 510     Old Testament Interpretation (4)

2)     CCC 512     New Testament Interpretation (4)

3)     CCC 514     Pentateuch (4)

4)     CCC 516     The Four Gospels (4)

5)     CCC 540     Protestant Ethics (4)

6)     CCC 610     Comparative Religions (4)

7)     CCC 612     History of Theology and Revival(4)

8)     CCC 614     Evangelism (4)

9)     CCC 618     Systematic Theology (4)

10    CCC 640     History of Christian Missions (4)

Core Curriculum for Chapel (CHP): 10 units (Required Courses)

 Chapel (CHP 510 – 600)    I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X

Master of Arts in  Religion
Restricted Electives: 60 units

Students who have previously completed some of the required courses in the Electives Curriculum may select courses from their major`s restricted electives to satisfy the M.A. degree unit requirement.

I. Biblical Studies

ECC 510     Old Testament Theology (4)

ECC 512     New Testament Theology (4)

ECC 516     Paul’s Writings (4)

ECC 612     Eschatology and the New Testament (4)

ECC 616     Discipleship Theology (4)

II. Counseling and Educational Studies

 

ECC 520    Religious Counseling (4) or Christian Counseling (4)

ECC 522     Christian Education (4)

ECC 524   Christian Leadership (4)

ECC 526   Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ (4)

 

III. Religious Studies

ECC 550   Philosophy of Religion (4)

 

ECC 552   Sociology of Religion (4)

ECC 630   Spiritual Formation (4)

ECC 632   Religious Ethics in a Secular World (4)

ECC 634   Concepts and Methods of Religious Thought (4) (Pre. CCC 430) à CCC 510?

IV. Practical Studies

ECC 530   Church and Worship (4)

ECC 532   Church Administration (4)

ECC 534   Mission and Culture (4)

ECC 536   Christ and Culture (4)

ECC 538   Intercultural Ministry (4)

V. Ethical Studies

ECC 542   Formative Figures in Christian Ethics (4)

ECC 622   Methods of Ethical Analysis (4)

ECC 624   Contemporary Theological Ethics and Issues(4)

Vi. Historical Studies

ECC 560   American Church History (4)

ECC 562   Korean Church History (4)

ECC 642   History of Protestant Reformation (4)

VII. Systematic Theology Studies

ECC 650   Modern and Contemporary Christian Thought (4)

ECC 652   Pneumatology (4)

VIII. Exit Option for Graduation Requirements (EOR): 14 units

1.       Project Option

EOR 510      Research and Writing (4)

EOR 520      Preparation of Project (4)

 

EOR 610      Project (6)

2.       Thesis Option

EOR 510      Research and Writing (4)

EOR 530      Preparation of Thesis (4)

EOR 620      Thesis (6)

 

MAR Curriculum Progress Map

MAR Curriculum Progress Map (96
quarter units)

Time

MAR Majors

MAR Electives

1st year (32 units)

1st quarter

CCC 610 Comparative Religions (4), Chapel(CHP) (1)

ITM 410 Information Technology Management (4)

2nd quarter

CCC 614 Evangelism (4), Chapel(CHP) (1)

ITM 420 Information Security Management (4)

3rd quarter

CCC 612 History of Theology and Revival (4), Chapel(CHP) (1)

ITM 510 Information and Communications Systems and
Networks (4)

2nd year (32 units)

1st quarter

CCC 516 The Four Gospels (4), Chapel(CHP) (1)

ITM 520 Data Science and Machine Learning (4)

2nd quarter

CCC 510 New Testament Interpretation(4), Chapel(CHP) (1)

 

3rd quarter

CCC 618 Systematic Theology (4), Chapel(CHP) (1)

 

3rd year (32 units)

1st quarter

CCC 640 History of Christian Missions (4), Chapel(CHP) (1)

EOC 410 Research and Writing (4)

  2nd quarter

CCC 540 Protestant Ethics (4), Chapel(CHP) (1) 

 

3rd quarter

CCC 510 Old Testament Interpretation (4), Chapel(CHP) (1)

 

Total Graduation Requirements

96 units

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