MAR Theological Studies

MAR Theological Studies Concentration (54hrs)

(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 and Biblical Languages (18 hours)
BSEG 500 Introduction to Biblical Studies (3 hrs)
BSEG 510 Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (3 hrs)
BSGK 510–11 New Testament Greek 1&2 (6 hrs)
BSGK 611–21 Elective Greek Exegesis (3 hrs)
BSEG, BSCS, BSNT, BSOT, BSGK, BSHB Elective in Biblical Studies or Language (3 hrs)

Theological Studies (27 hours)
DOCT 500 Basic Theology (3 hrs)
DOCT 560 Doctrine of Grace (3 hrs)
DOCT 610 Foundations of Theology (3 hrs)
DOCT 620 Doctrine of God (3 hrs)
DOCT 630 Christology (3 hrs)
APOL 611, 612, or 713 Elective in Polemics (3 hrs)
DOCT, APOL, ETHI Electives in Theological Studies (6 hrs)

Church History (3 hours)
HIST 530 History of the Restoration Movement (3 hrs)
Students who have previously taken this course, may substitute it with HIST 560 Early Church History or HIST 570 The Protestant Reformation.

Leadership Studies (6 hours)
PMN 502 Spiritual Formation (3 hrs)
PMN 520 Fundamentals of Biblical Communication (3 hrs)
Students who have previously taken an equivalent course, may substitute it with another course in the same field.

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)