Global Education Master of Arts Degree Programs

Master of Arts (Biblical Studies)

The "MABS" is an academic seminary degree designed to prepare those called to ministry within the body of Christ who desire a comprehensive biblical education. It consists of 66 credit hours: 46 required hours, 8 biblical languages hours, and 12 free elective hours

This degree can be earned 100% by distance learning through RTS Global Education.

CategoryCourse NameCredit Hours
Church HistoryHistory of Christianity I 3
History of Christianity II 3
Old TestamentGenesis-Joshua 3
Judges-Esther 2
Poets 2
Isaiah-Malachi 3
New TestamentGospels 3
Acts & Romans 2
Pauline Epistles 3
Hebrews-Revelation 3
Systematic TheologyIntro to Pastoral and Theological Studies 3
Systematic Theology I 3
Systematic Theology II 2
Systematic Theology III 3
Apologetics 2
Language SequenceGreek or Hebrew I 3
Greek or Hebrew II 3
Greek or Hebrew Exegesis 2
Advanced Biblical Exegesis 3
Orientation Seminar 3
Free Electives12
66

Master of Arts (Theological Studies)

The "MATS" is an academic seminary degree designed to prepare those called to ministry within the body of Christ who desire a comprehensive theological education. It consists of 66 credit hours: 51 required hours (including 6 hours dedicated to the completion of a Master’s level thesis), 8 specialized elective hours and 7 free elective hours.

This degree can be earned 100% by distance learning through RTS Global Education.

CategoryCourse NameCredit Hours
Church HistoryHistory of Christianity I 3
History of Christianity II 3
Old TestamentGenesis-Joshua 3
Judges-Esther 2
Poets 2
New TestamentGospels 3
Acts & Romans 2
Pauline Epistles 3
Systematic TheologyIntro to Pastoral and Theological Studies 3
Systematic Theology I 3
Systematic Theology II 2
Systematic Theology III 3
History of Philosophy & Christian Thought 3
Pastoral and Social Ethics 3
Apologetics 2
Covenant Theology 2
Integrative StudiesOrientation Seminar 3
Integrative Thesis 3
Integration Seminar 3
Specialized Electives8
Free Electives7
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Master of Arts (Religion)

The "MAR" is an academic seminary degree designed to prepare those called to ministry within the body of Christ who desire a broad biblical education and to author a Master's level thesis. It consists of 60 credit hours: 51 required hours (including 6 hours dedicated to the completion of a Master’s level thesis) and 9 free elective hours

This degree can be earned 100% by distance learning through RTS Global Education.

CategoryCourse NameCredit Hours
Church HistoryHistory of Christianity I 3
History of Christianity II 3
Church and the World*2
Old TestamentIsaiah to Malachi 3
Judges-Esther 2
Poets 2
New TestamentGospels 3
Acts & Romans 2
Pauline Epistles 3
Systematic TheologyIntro to Pastoral and Theological Studies 3
Systematic Theology I 3
Systematic Theology II 2
Systematic Theology III 3
History of Philosophy & Christian Thought 3
Pastoral and Social Ethics 3
Apologetics 2
Integrative StudiesOrientation Seminar 3
Integrative Thesis 3
Integration Seminar 3
Free Electives9
60
*Christian Encounter with Islam may be taken in lieu of Church and the World

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