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Graduate Programs

GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS

The seminary offers three graduate level degrees. The first degree is in the Department of Urban Studies. It is a sixty-four (64) semester credit hour Master of Arts in Urban Christian Ministry program. This degree provides the student in-depth study involving course work, research, practicum, internship, and a thesis. Students enrolled must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher to continue in the program. Students falling below a 2.5 will automatically go on academic probation. Students are expected to strictly follow the required course of study for the degree concentration.

 

Each of the four (4) concentrations of study includes thirty-two (32) hours of field experience which are designed to provide the student with a better understanding of urban life and urban/metropolitan life issues.

 

All students enrolled in the Master of Arts Program need to have some proficiency in the Biblical Languages.

 

The academic Master of Arts Degrees are intended for students desiring knowledge in a particular field. The Master of Arts student can choose from among the following four (4) programs:

 

  • Master of Arts in Urban Christian Ministry in Biblical Studies
  • Master of Arts in Urban Christian Ministry in Church Planting
  • Master of Arts in Urban Christian Ministry in Divinity
  • Master of Arts in Urban Christian Ministry in Youth/Music

 

The second degree is in the Department of Pastoral Studies. It is a ninety-six (96) semester credit hour Master of Divinity program. This degree provides the student in-depth study involving course work, research, practicum, internship, and a thesis. Students enrolled must maintain an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher to continue in the program. Students are expected to strictly follow the required course of study for the degree concentration.

 

The Master of Divinity is the standard degree required of pastors and church staff, and is nearly always required for persons entering into chaplaincy programs. Each of the three (3) concentrations of study are intense and focus specifically on the area the student chooses for a very specific career path in pastoral counseling, chaplaincy, or pastoral studies.

 

All students enrolled in the Master of Divinity program must obtain a level of proficiency in the Biblical Languages.

 

The third degree is in the Department of Biblical Studies. It is a thirty-six (36) semester credit hour Master of Arts program. This degree provides the student in-depth study involving course work, research, practicum, internship, and a thesis. Students enrolled must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher to continue in the program. Students are expected to strictly follow the required course of study for the degree concentration. Students can choose from the following three (3) program:

 

  • Master of Arts in Biblical Studies in Old Testament
  • Master of Arts in Biblical Studies in New Testament
  • Master of Arts in Biblical Studies in Theology

 

Master of Arts in Urban Christian Ministry

The programmatic goals of the Master of Arts in Urban Christian Ministries Programs are...

  1. To apply strategies for communicating the gospel in cultural contexts. (H)
  2. To participate in a field specific, cross-cultural mission to develop the skills and commitment to minister in the urban setting (I)
  3. To Demonstrate love for God and His Word to cultivate the practice of spiritual maturity and Christ-like character, with appreciation and sensitivity to the cultural, religious, and social contexts of the peoples of the world. (M)
     

 

Master of Divinity

The goals of the Master of Divinity Program are...

  1. To guide students in the acquisition of a thorough knowledge of the Holy Scriptures, including exegetical proficiency in the Greek New Testament, which provides the foundation for their own Christian growth and their ministry to others.
  2. To promote in students the importance of critical thinking, utilization of resource material, and excellence in the comprehensive and communication of biblical truth.
  3. To encourage students in the disciplines necessary for spiritual growth and maturity.
  4. To facilitate strong interpersonal relationships that demonstrate love for people of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  5. To prepare students for effective vocational Christian service in their chosen field by providing an integrated approach to biblical studies, which combines practical skills instruction and supervised ministry experience.

 

Degrees

Key Deadlines

for Academics

Tuesday 8/5/14
Final Exams
Friday 8/8/14
Final Grades Due
Monday 8/18/14
First Day of Distance Learning Session One
Block Classes (Monday - Friday)
Tuesday 8/19/14
Last Day to Drop/Add Distance Learning Session One
Monday 8/25/14
First Day of Class Regular Semester
Monday 9/1/14
Campus Closed - Labor Day
Tuesday 9/9/14
Last Day to Drop/Add
Saturday 9/27/14
Charlotte Area Independent Schools College Fair details
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

 

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Office of Registration

Anne Witt

Registrar and Director of International Students

 

PO Box 790106

Charlotte, NC 28206-7901

 

Phone: 704-334-6882 (x103)

Fax: 704-334-6885

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