Master of Arts in Missiology

Develop a global vision for fulfilling the Great Commission. This program is designed to provide training for missionaries and others who serve or plan to serve in intercultural ministry and church multiplication positions.

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How Southern can prepare you for the mission field

IMB president Paul Chitwood knows missions. Even more, he knows that theological training is non-negotiable for men and women called to the mission field. And from his M.Div. (’95) and Ph.D. (’01) from the school, he knows Southern Seminary can prepare you for a life of missions work better than anyone.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to…

  • Demonstrate a growing, Christ-like character and a sense of God’s calling to ministry.
  • 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 competent leadership in cross-cultural ministries and church multiplication.
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.

Contact the Student Success Office with questions.

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. in Missiology degree is a prerequisite degree for only the Doctor of Missiology degree.

Master of Arts Core 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
26200 Southern Baptist Heritage and Mission 3
27060 Systematic Theology I 3
27070 Systematic Theology II 3
27080 Systematic Theology III 3
28700 Christian Apologetics 3
40150 Personal Spiritual Disciplines 3
Missiology Concentration 27
30960 Intercultural Communication 3
32100 Personal Evangelism 3
32310 Spiritual Warfare in Evangelism and Missions 3
32750 Biblical and Historical Foundations of Missions 3
32960 Introduction to Missiology 3
32980 World Religions and Christian Mission 3
33830 Intercultural Church Planting 3
Evangelism and Missions Elective1 6
Applied Ministry 1
44920 Applied Ministry: BGS or 1
44930 Applied Ministry: Mission Trips/Partnership
Total Master of Arts in Missiology Requirements 61

1Elective taken from Evangelism and Missions courses.

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