Master of Arts in Religion

The Master of Arts (Religion) degree (MAR) imparts a sound knowledge of theology to prepare the student for ordination, lay ministry, or further study. Students may choose from three foci: Biblical Studies, Christian History and Theology, or Christian Ministry and Missi­ology. Some students use this degree to prepare for further graduate study, and others use it to provide a Christian foundation for the work they do in the marketplace and in their places of worship. This program can be customized for individual dioceses to meet their specific training needs for ordination preparation.

This degree can be completed entirely through online courses or through a combination of online and on campus offerings.