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Wayland Baptist University    
 
    
 
  Dec 13, 2017
 
Academic Catalog 2017-2018

M.A. Religion degree plan

Religion, M.A.



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The M.A. is an advanced degree for persons interested in furthering their theological and ministerial education. The M.A. is the better choice for students who plan to enter graduate study in a university setting. The M.A. is offered to supplement degree programs at seminaries. Some M.A. courses at Wayland may be accepted into degree programs at some seminaries. The M.A. is offered to assist students in gaining additional theological training while actively serving in a local Christian ministry. Many students serve congregations and other ministries where no accredited seminaries are accessible.

The M.A. gives students the background necessary for work on more advanced degrees such as the Ph.D. or Th.D. Therefore, the M.A. emphasizes theological, biblical, and philosophical areas of study. It includes the thesis, which requires students to demonstrate the ability to do independent research. Students considering a career teaching at the college or seminary level should understand that the M.A. is a step toward the academic credentials required for college or seminary teaching positions.

Requirements for the Master of Arts in Religion


The M.A. in Religion gives students the background necessary for work on more advanced degrees such as the Ph.D. or Th.D. This degree emphasizes the theological, biblical, and philosophical areas of study. It includes the thesis, which requires students to demonstrate the ability to do independent research. Students considering a career teaching at the college or seminary level should take this degree.

Admission Requirements (In Addition to Those Listed for All Graduate Students)


Course Requirements


12 hours Religion; 6 hours Religious Education; approved 3 hours Philosophy; 6 hours thesis; 9 hours electives; 1 hour comprehensive exams. Twelve of the 37 hours must be seminar courses. The core is 15 hours and includes:

One from any philosophy


Specializations (Optional)


Bible, Theology, Philosophy, and Religious Education

Examinations


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