MAR in Theology

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 education in biblical & theological studies which meet certain criteria may complete this degree in 36 hours. Students who meet those criteria may be exempt from courses marked with an *asterisk.

Biblical Studies and Biblical Languages (18)

*BSNT 510 Introduction to Biblical Studies (3)

*BSEG 500 Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (3)

*BSGK 510–11 New Testament Greek 1&2 (6)

BSGK 611–21 Elective Greek Exegesis (3)

*BSEG, BSCS, BSNT, BSOT, BSGK, BSHB Elective in Biblical Studies or Language (3)

Theological Studies (27 hrs)

*DOCT 500 Basic Theology (3)

DOCT 560 Doctrine of Grace (3)

DOCT 610 Foundations of Theology (3)

DOCT 620 Doctrine of God (3)

DOCT 630 Christology (3)

APOL 611, 612, or 713 Elective in Polemics (3)

DOCT, APOL, ETHI Electives in Theological Studies (6)

Research Component

Thesis, Field Research Paper, or CERP (3)

Research requirements may be met in one of two ways:

  1. 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 hours of credit).
  2. Complete three credit hours of coursework in the field of concentration. Designate one course as a CERP course and write and extensive research paper. The student must follow the deadlines and procedures outlined in the CERP form, which is available from the Seminary receptionist (3 hours of credit).

Church History (3 hrs)

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


Leadership Studies (6 hrs)

PMN 502 Spiritual Formation (3)

PMN 520 Fundamentals of Biblical Communication (3)—Students who have previously taken an equivalent course, may substitute it for another course in the same field.