M.A. in Christian Studies

Graduate School of Ministry

Leading the Body of Christ

Whether your goal is pastoral ministry, intercultural service, theological education, or service within other faith-based organizations, Crown’s online Masters in Christian Studies online degree is designed to equip you with the theological understanding and practical skills that will help you in ministry.

Why study Christian Studies at Crown College?


Week courses


Online program


Emphasis to fit your passion

I have the opportunity to not just be in a caring community, but a community that fosters the same values and faith. There are so many different perspectives here from students and professors, and it creates so many opportunities to grow.

Being at Crown makes you want to stay at Crown for the rest of your life; but being at Crown also gets you excited for what God is preparing you to do after college, too.

Nora Xiong


Youth Minister
Church Administration
International Worker

Advanced Degrees

Doctor of Ministry
Doctor of Theology
Ph.D. in Theology

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Alexander Zell

GSOM Program Director - Associate Professor


Dr. Amy Roedding

Content Expert, Core Faculty Member

Dr. Bill Kuhn

Dean, School of Theology + Ministry

Preview of Courses

CST 5222 - Alliance Distinctives

The course examines the historical, theological, and spiritual distinctives of The Christian and Missionary Alliance movement. Ordination/Consecration work is embedded in this course for the C&MA with a special emphasis on sanctification and healing.

CST 6218 - Biblical Theology

A study of major themes and doctrines contained in the Old and New Testaments. This course emphasizes the contributions of the various biblical books to the unity of the Old and New Testaments and examines the historical and theological milieu influencing Old and New Testament writings.

MIN 6211 - Spiritual Formation for Leaders

A study of biblical principles and methods of spiritual growth, character formation, discipleship, and equipping Christian believers for leadership in business and non-profit organizations. The goal of this course is to equip students in spiritual formation practices to prepare others for care-giving and leadership.


Online education uses digital technology and the internet to deliver educational content. Our courses are built to be 8-week courses. Students can access lectures, assignments, and resources through our online platform, Canvas. Communication with instructors and peers often occurs through discussion forums, video conferencing, and email.
Requirements may vary, but generally, students need a reliable computer and internet connection.
Online exams and assessments can take various forms, including multiple-choice quizzes, essays, and timed exams. Most classes utilize discussion posts each week, due every Thursday. All of these are available on our online program Canvas.
We generally accept credits from accredited institutions as long as the student maintained a C or higher in the course. To see a full list of what classes will transfer, you can visit Transferology or contact our registrar office at
Crown College offers a wide-range of scholarships to every student. 100% of students receive some type of financial aid. For more information about financial aid, click here.
At Crown College, every class is taught from a Biblical worldview. Our faculty are all followers of Christ and are comfortable incorporating Christian principles into their curriculum.

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