Program Goals of the Master of Arts (Religion) Degree Program
The primary goal of the Master of Arts (Religion) program is to help students achieve deeper theological and biblical understanding through a broad foundation course of study in the areas of Bible, History, Theology, Ethics, and Religion. This primary goal provides the context and content for more specific student learning objectives.
By graduation, students will:
- be able to interpret Scripture critically and imaginatively.
- demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the global history of the Church.
- demonstrate an understanding of multiple theological perspectives, historical and contemporary.
- demonstrate the ability to think theologically, strategically, imaginatively, and contextually about ethical issues.
- be able to conduct independent critical research and write clearly and convincingly on a topic of biblical, theological, historical, or ethical concern.
- be able to discern their vocation and help others to do so and be able to articulate a theology of ministry.