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The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Master of Arts
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Master of Arts

Louisville, USA

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USD 6,116 / per year *

Blended, Distance Learning, On-Campus

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Master of Arts (M.A.)

The Master of Arts is the basic master’s level program to provide education and training for individuals to serve in a variety of ministry leadership roles.

A Call to Ministry is a Call to Prepare.

For those called to ministry in today’s challenging and changing world, Southern Seminary offers the best preparation possible.

Master of Arts Degrees

  • Apologetics §
  • Biblical Counseling †
  • Christian Education*
  • Church Ministries*
  • Discipleship and Family Ministry*
  • Islamic Studies
  • Leadership*
  • Missiology*
  • Theological Studies (Billy Graham School) — Intercultural Leadership ‡
  • Theological Studies (Billy Graham School) — Lay Leadership ‡
  • Theological Studies (School of Theology) — Lay Leadership ‡
  • Worship Leadership*

* 50% of the degree must be earned on-campus in Louisville.

† Majority of the degree may be earned online.

‡ 100% of the degree may be earned online.

§ 100% of the degree may be earned online pending course development.

The Admissions Process

Applying to Southern is an easy three-step process.

  1. Start Your Application.
  2. Submit Your Pastoral Recommendation.
  3. Submit Your Transcripts.

You can start your application at any time.

Once all of your application materials are submitted, you can expect an admissions decision in 3-5 business days.

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