MAR Church History

MAR, Church History Concentration (54 hours)

Students with extensive undergraduate work in theology or ministry programs may be eligible to shorten the duration of their 54 hour MAR degree by as many as 18 hours, thereby allowing degree completion with as few as 36 total credit hours.

(Please also note the description and outcomes of the MAR degrees on the “Degree Description: MAR” page)

Prerequisite Degree Requirements: baccalaureate degree.

Students with extensive undergraduate work in theology or ministry programs may be eligible to shorten the duration of their 54 hour MAR degree by as many as 18 hours, thereby allowing degree completion with as few as 36 total credit hours.

Biblical Studies (18 hours)
BSEG 500 Introduction to Biblical Studies (3 hrs)
BSEG 510 Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (3 hrs)

With a Biblical Language (12 hrs)
Choose Either
BSGK 510–11 New Testament Greek 1 & 2 (6 hrs)
BSHB 510–11 Biblical Hebrew 1 & 2 (6 hrs)
BSEG, BSCS, BSNT, BSOT, BSGK, BSHB Elective in Biblical Studies or Language (6 hrs)
Without a Biblical Language (12 hrs)
BSNT or BSOT 630 and above Electives in Biblical Text Exegesis Courses only (6 hrs)
BSEG, BSCS, BSNT, BSOT, Electives in Biblical Studies (6 hrs)

Church History (24 hours)
HIST 530 History of the Restoration Movement (3 hrs)
Students who have previously taken an equivalent course, may substitute it with another course in the same field.
HIST 560 Early Church History (3 hrs)
HIST 570 The Protestant Reformation (3 hrs)
HIST 575 United States Religious History (3 hrs)
HIST 601 Seminar in Church History (3 hrs)
HIST Electives in Church History (9 hrs)

Theological Studies (6 hours)
DOCT 500 Basic Theology (3 hrs)
DOCT 560 Doctrine of Grace (3 hrs)

Leadership Studies (3 hours)
PMIN 502 Spiritual Formation (3 hrs)

Research Component (3 hours)
Research requirements may be met in one of two ways:
(1) Thesis: Write a thesis based on research for three hours of credit. The student must follow the deadlines and procedures outlined in the “Thesis” form, which is available from the Seminary receptionist. (3 hrs)
(2) CERP: Designate three credit hours of coursework in the field of concentration as a CERP course and write an extensive research paper. The student must follow the deadlines and procedures outlined in the CERP form, which is available from the Seminary receptionist. (3 hrs)