Master of Arts Degree
Purpose of the MA Degree
To equip learners for Christian service through biblical, theological, and practical studies.
Program Structure – 33-36 Credits Minimum
Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree. Some students may be allowed to enter into an M.A. degree program without an undergraduate degree.
Total Credits Required = 36 for Biblical Counseling; 33 for all other majors. A minimum of 18 core credits must be earned at Trinity with the exception of the major in Biblical Counseling which requires a minimum of 21 core credits to be earned at Trinity. All courses are 3 semester credit hours unless noted otherwise. Courses may be taken in any order unless otherwise specified.
A maximum of 15 credits may be satisfied via a combination of transfer credit and the Graduate Portfolio. General Elective credits must meet one of two criteria: (1) comparable to a course taught at Trinity or (2) connectivity to Trinity's program as demonstrated by fulfillment of one of Trinity's Mission Objectives. Transfer (grades of "B" or above) must satisfy the requirements of the program.
M.A. Core Studies form 3 credits of the 33-36 credits minimum for the MA degree. M.A. Core Studies are from specific Biblical Studies and Theology subject areas.
Major Core Studies form 18-21 credits of the 33-36 credits minimum for the MA degree. Details on the courses and subject areas in the desired major can be found through the corresponding link below.