Online Christian Studies Master's Degree

Master of Arts

NEW! Earn your B.S. and M.A. at the Same Time with Crown’s 4+1

Now, Crown College students can greatly reduce the time and money required to prepare for ministry. With Crown’s new online 4 + 1 program you can earn your undergraduate B.A. in Christian Ministry and a M.A. in Christian Studies at the same time. Students transferring in with 60 credits may be able to complete both degrees in as little as three years. Those beginning the program with no earned credits can complete both their BS and MA degrees in five years. Not only does this help accelerate your ministry; it’s great stewardship of resources because it can save up to $8,000 in tuition costs.

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Master of Christian Studies

Are you ready? Whether your goal is health and welfare ministry, para-church direction, foreign mission service, pastoral leadership or service within other faith-based organizations, the online Christian Studies M.A. will take your personal spiritual formation, Biblical knowledge and ministry skills to the next level.

The core of the program is a newly intensified curriculum in theological foundations, and Biblical literacy, interpretation and knowledge, to extend and deepen student knowledge in preparation for ministry. The program has also added four tracks for individualized study: Spiritual Formation, Theological Studies, Ministry Training, and Intercultural Ministries. These focus areas further prepare graduates for licensing and ordination/consecration with the Christian and Ministry Alliance.

Faculty with terminal academic degrees and significant ministry and mission experience lead the online courses. Students investigate, analyze and demonstrate an understanding of cultural influences in postmodern America and in diverse environments around the globe. The coursework also includes collaborative activities that mirror real-life situations. By constructing knowledge with peers within Crown’s digital environment, students acquire life skills in collaboration that are critical to professional success.

The Christian Studies M.A. reflects Crown’s academic integrity as one of the "Top 10 Online Christian Colleges of 2013." Crown’s easy-to-use online learning environment allows you the freedom and flexibility to complete coursework at your convenience. You’ll graduate with real-world skills that have immediate application in your current and future professional endeavors.

Crown’s tuition is priced competitively lower than at similar accredited institutions. In fact, 98% of Crown’s enrollees received student loans, scholarships or financial aid for graduate students.

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Career Outcomes

Crown College has designed this Master's in Christian Studies online degree program to provide graduates with a concrete understanding of the Christian faith and theology and how to integrate this understanding into service on foreign mission fields or in other areas of ministry. Graduates of Crown College are serving Christ in every time zone around the world. Graduates are working in the following private and public sectors:

  • Pastoral leadership
  • Health and welfare ministries
  • Para-church leadership
  • Overseas missions
  • Biblical education
  • Youth ministries
  • Youth With a Mission (YWAM)
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