Master of Arts
MASTER OF ARTS IN RELIGION
The Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) degree program is designed for students with B.A. or B.S. degree who desire advanced academic training in theology. This program may also serve as the foundation for doctoral studies.
Mission| The purpose of Master of Arts in Religion is to prepare men and women for faithful ministry in Church and society. Committed to a learned ministry for church and society, the school welcomes qualified students without regard to denomination, race, sex, or physical disabilities. The school seeks to strengthen and deepen the spiritual life of students, and through classroom and other academic activities, to engage them in critical discussions about the Bible and theology with probing questions regarding faith and life in today's world.
Objectives|The Master of Arts in Religion degree program is designed for students with B.A./B.S degrees who desire advanced academic training in theology. This program may also serve as the foundation for doctoral studies.
Course Requirements | A total of 60 units of course work with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 is required for graduation.
A maximum of 12 semester units of comparable work may be transferred toward the M.A.R. degree from recognized graduate theological schools. In addition, students may petition to substitute electives for core requirements if they have previously taken and passed courses of the same content elsewhere. A maximum of 3 units of independent study are allowed per semester, with the total for the degree not to exceed 12 units.
Completion of the minimum requirements does not automatically qualify the student for the Master of Arts degree. He or she must have shown evidence, to the satisfaction of the Degree Committee, of consistent Christian character, potential for effectiveness in Christian ministry, and commitment to the primacy of the divinely authoritative inerrant Scriptures, interpreted in the framework of evangelical theology.
Admission | A Bachelor's degree or its academic equivalent from a four-year university is required for admission to the M.A.R. program. It is recommended that the applicant's baccalaureate preparation include liberal arts studies such as philosophy, history, modern languages, and some work in human sciences. An interview with a Haven faculty member is required and can be arranged through the school office.
Program|A total of 60 units of course work with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 is required for graduation.
Bibilical Studies 18 [Credit Units]
Church HIstory & Theology - 18 [Credit Units]
Practical Theology - 21 [Credit Units]
Chapel & Ministry - 3 [Credit Units]