M.A. (Islamic Studies)

Master of Arts (Islamic Studies)

The Master of Arts (Islamic Studies) is an academic degree that combines a study of classical Islam and the Arabic language with specialized biblical and theological studies for those who are preparing for ministry in Muslim contexts or wishing to pursue further graduate studies on Islam.

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Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to…

  • Understand the Christian worldview and have a global vision for fulfilling the Great Commission.
  • Demonstrate significant knowledge of the Bible, interpret Scripture’s original meaning, and apply Scripture to contemporary situations.
  • Integrate systematic and historical theology into a larger biblical framework.
  • Demonstrate competence in Islamic issues as it relates to Christian missions and ministry.
Program Requirements

Note: Continuing students should consult the Academic Catalog for the year in which they started for course requirements as the current requirements may have changed.

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Biblical and Theological Studies 33
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
25100 Introduction to Church History I 3
25120 Introduction to Church History II 3
26200 Southern Baptist Heritage and Mission 3
27060 Systematic Theology I 3
27070 Systematic Theology II 3
27080 Systematic Theology III 3
Islamic Studies 29
32100 Personal Evangelism 3
32960 Introduction to Missiology 3
32985 History and Religion of Islam1 3
32986 Issues in Contemporary Islam 3
32987 Islamic Thought: Belief and Practice 3
32988 Texts of Islam1 3
32990 Islam and the Christian Mission 3
32995 Introduction to Modern Arabic I 3
32996 Introduction to Modern Arabic II 3
32999 Thesis Research/Writing 2
Total Master of Arts (Islamic Studies) Requirements 62

1Courses 32985 and 32988 are foundational courses in Islamic Studies and should normally be taken first in sequence.

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The Jenkins Center exists to establish an understanding of the many strands of Islam and to equip students, pastors, and missionaries with an awareness of the Muslim World in its diversity.

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