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Master of Arts in Christian Studies

PROGRAM MISSION

The Master Arts in Christian Studies degree program prepares students for attaining biblical and theological foundations and being church leaders. This program is designed primarily for lay leaders, administrations or missionaries who desire training so as to better serve within their churches, parachurch organization, and/or mission fields. Students may be qualified to pursue a graduate program in pastoral ministry, including the M.Div. program.

 

 

PROGRAM GOALS

The Master of Arts in Christian Studies degree program enables students to:

1. Demonstrate the ability to exegete the whole Word of God using original biblical languages based

2. Exhibit a maturing relationship with Jesus Christ upon sound knowledge and theology; 

3. Integrate their learning into a Christian worldview based on sound biblical exegesis; and

4. Demonstrate ministerial abilities for a faculty or any professional clergy

 


DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Students receive the M.A.C.S degree when they complete a minimum of 56-semester units.

1. Old Testament (9 Units)

2. New Testament (9 Units)

3. Systematic Theology (9 Units)

4. Historical Theology (9 Units)

5. Practical Theology (9 Units)

6. Common Electives (11 units)

 

Last 24 Units must be taken at IRUS.

A minimum full-time course load is 9 units per semester. A maximum full-time load is 15 units per semester; however, students may petition for additional units if their cumulative average is 3.0 or higher.
 

Official classification is based on the number of units completed toward graduation as follows: 1st-year students 0-26; sophomores 27-56.
 

 

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

The following are the course requirements for the M.A.C.S.

 

1. Old Testament (9 Units Minimum)

OT 501 Hebrew I (3 Units)

OT 502 Hebrew II (3 Units)

OT 505 Introduction to the Old Testament* (3 Units)

OT 510 Pentateuch (3 Units)

OT 610 Historical Books (3 Units)

OT 620 Poetic Books (3 Units)

OT 624 Book of Job (3 Units)

OT 630 Prophetic Books (3 Units) 

*Required subjects

 

2. New Testament (9 Units Minimum)

NT 501 Greek I (3 Units)

NT 502 Greek II (3 Units)

NT 504 Gospels and Acts (3 Units)

NT 505 Introduction to the New Testament* (3 Units)

NT 605 Biblical Hermeneutics (3 Units) 

NT 610 Biblical Theology (3 Units)

NT 701 General Epistles and Revelation (3 Units)

NT 704 Pauline Epistles and Theology (3 Units)

NT 710 Parables of Jesus (3 Units)

NT 720 Gospel of John (3 Units)

NT 730 Romans (3 Units)

*Required subjects

 

3. Systematic Theology (9 Units Minimum)

ST 501 Prolegomena and Theology Proper* (3 Units)

ST 505 Anthropology and Christology* (3 Units)

ST 602 Pneumatology and Soteriology (3 Units)

ST 605 Ecclesiology and Eschatology (3 Units)

ST 701 Christian Ethics (3 Units)

ST 702 Cults (3 Units)

ST 705 Christian Philosophy (3 Units)

ST 710 Contemporary Theology (3 Units)

ST 720 History of Christian Doctrine (3 Units)

*Required subjects

 

4. Historical Theology (9 Units Minimum)

HT 501 Early Church* (3 Units)

HT 502 Medieval Church and Reformation Period (3 Units)

HT 603 Modern Church (3 Units)

HT 701 American and Korean Presbyterian Church (3 Units)

*Required subjects

 

5. Practical Theology (12 Units Minimum)

PT 500 Research and Writing (3 Units) 

PT 501 Introduction to Church Music (3 Units) 

PT 502 Missions* (3 Units) 

PT 505 Cross-Cultural Ministry (3 Units) 

PT 511 Christian Education* (3 Units) 

PT 603 Pastoral Counseling (3 Units) 

PT 610 Evangelism and Church Planting (3 Units) 

PT 701 Church Polity (3 Units) 

PT 705 Theology of Ministry and Administration (3 Units) 

* Required subjects

 

Total Degree Units: 56 units