The Master of Arts in Missiology is a graduate degree designed to provide training for missionaries and others who serve or plan to serve in intercultural ministry and church multiplication positions.

Students must have declared a call to missions. In general, it is assumed that those who will serve in a teaching/preaching position will enroll in the M.Div. degree. Students who desire to do doctoral work should also be aware that the M.A.Miss. degree is a prerequisite degree for only the Doctor of Missiology degree, and entrance to that degree requires a minimum of two years of full-time cross-cultural experience.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to demonstrate a growing, Christlike character and a sense of God’s calling to ministry.
  • Students will be able to understand the Christian worldview and have a global vision for fulfilling the Great Commission.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate significant knowledge of the Bible, interpret Scripture’s original meaning, and apply Scripture to contemporary situations.
  • Students will be able to integrate systematic and historical theology into a larger biblical framework.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate competent leadership in cross-cultural ministries and church multiplication.

Vocational Objectives

  • Church planting
  • Cross-cultural evangelism
  • Evangelism
  • International missions
  • North American missions
  • Urban evangelism
  • Missionary spouses


Remedial/Pre-requisite Courses
31980  Written Communication (if required)* (2)
Master of Arts Core Studies (30 hours)
20200  Introduction to the Old Testament I 3
20220  Introduction to the Old Testament II 3
22100  Biblical Hermeneutics 3
22200  Introduction to the New Testament I 3
22220  Introduction to the New Testament II 3
26200  Southern Baptist Heritage and Mission 3
27060  Systematic Theology I 3
27070  Systematic Theology II 3
27080  Systematic Theology III 3
40150  Personal Spiritual Disciplines 3
Missiology Concentration (30 hours)
30960  Intercultural Communication 3
32100  Personal Evangelism 3
32310  Spiritual Warfare in Evangelism and Missions 3
32750  History of Christian Missions 3
32860  Biblical Basis of Christian Missions 3
32960  Introduction to Missiology 3
32980  World Religions and Christian Mission 3
33000  Cultural Anthropology 3
33020  Leadership in Intercultural Contexts 3
33830  Intercultural Church Planting 3
BGS Applied Ministry: 44920 or 44930 (1 hour)
Total Master of Arts in Missiology Requirements 61
Written Communication (if required) +2

*See Written Communication Requirement in Academic Section.