Christian History

The Master of Arts (Theology) with a concentration in Christian History provides a path of advanced study of the history and impact of the church locally and globally, often in preparation for doctoral studies. This concentration will introduce students to the academic field of study, provide opportunity for advanced research in particular sub-fields, and work towards advanced research and writing, culminating in a written thesis.

For admission requirements and tuition information visit the Master of Arts (Theology) page.

Meet Rev. Dr. Melody Maxwell
Associate Professor of Church History

Program Overview

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
Core Courses
IDTH 5010OrientationPass / Fail
BIBL 5023Interpreting the Old Testament3
BIBL 5033Interpreting the New Testament3
CHUR 5013Introduction to Christian History3
THEO 5013Christian Theology 13
THEO 5023Christian Theology 23
THEO 7113 (Or THEO 6013)Christian Theology in a Pluralistic Context

Or Christian Ethics
XXXXElective 13
Core credit hours 21
CHUR 7613Guided Reading in Christian History 13
CHUR 7623Guided Reading in Christian History 23
CHUR (elective)Christian History elective3
CHUR (elective)Christian History elective3
CHUR (elective)Christian History elective3
CHUR (elective)Christian History elective3
THEO or BIBL (elective)Elective3
Specialization credit hours 21
IDTH 7813Graduate Seminar3
XXXXDirected Study -Cross disciplinary recommended3
CHUR 7916, 7926Thesis6,6
Thesis credit hours 18
 Total Credit Hours 60

Electives and Directed Studies should be chosen in consultation with your program supervisor.

  1. This elective must be Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013) if  the Bible Knowledge Exam has not successfully been completed.