MA IN Christian Studies
Our most flexible degree
The Master of Arts in Christian Studies (MA) is our most flexible degree program. Half of the 42 credits needed to earn this degree are electives. That means YOU decide what interests you and where you want to focus your learning.
Years to Finish
In person or Online
Available in Spanish
What can I do with an MA in Christian Studies?
Work in non-profit or church ministry
Work in education either within a church or Christian school
Still undecided about your specific career pathway? This degree is a perfect place to start.
Fourteen distance learning courses (42 academic credits) are required to earn this degree. Seven required courses provide a general theological foundation.
These are the 21 credits of core requirements which can be taken in any order.
- New Testament Foundations
- Old Testament Foundations
- Systematic Theology I
- Systematic Theology II
- Church History I or Church History II
- Foundations of the Christian Life
- Christian Life and Mission
WTS welcomes transfer students and transferred coursework. Up to 27 credits may be completed at another ATS accredited seminary.
Are you an In-Person Learner?
Courses taken primarily in-person at our Holland, MI campus. Students who take courses primarly in person tend to:
Prefer the physical environment of the classroom
Enjoy regular face-to-face interaction with professors and peers
Need a consistent class schedule and structured learning formats
Be committed to completing the degree in 2 years
Already live in West Michigan or are interested in moving to West Michigan
Plan to work part-time or less
Are you an Online Learner?
Online Learning is available to students in West Michigan and around the world. As an Online Learning student, you would typically:
Be a self-motivated, independent learner.
Wants the flexibility of organizing your own learning schedule.
Need maximum flexibility to fit school around your other commitments
Desire to stretch your degree out over many years
Live more than 150 miles from Holland, MI.
Plan to work full time while in school.
Our application process is all online. Create an account, select your degree program, fill out the required form and wait for an email. Have questions? Email us at email@example.com.
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Tuition rates vary for different programs and degrees. At WTS, we understand that finances can be a major concern for prospective students. That’s why we offer a variety of scholarships and loan options.
2023–2024 Academic Calendar
Fall Semester (starts late August)
Application fee waived for Fall semester MDiv and MA applications!
Deadline for international students
To ensure housing and best financial aid opportunities
Final application deadline for fall start
spring Semester (starts Early January)