Master of Arts in Missiology

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Program Snapshot

60 Credit Hours 21 Classes
2 Years to Complete
$310 Per Credit Hour Learn more
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Next Start Date August 5

Develop a global vision for fulfilling the Great Commission.

The MA in Missiology is designed to provide training for missionaries and others who serve or plan to serve in intercultural ministry and church multiplication positions.

Prepare to take the gospel to the nations

Biblical and Theological Studies
Course Number Description Credit 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
27060 Systematic Theology I: Theological Prolegomena, and the Nature and Works of God 3
27070 Systematic Theology II: Christ, Salvation, and the Holy Spirit 3
27080 Systematic Theology III: Baptist Theology of Scripture and the Church, and Eschatology 3
28700 Christian Apologetics 3
Total 27
Missiology Concentration
Course Number Description Credit Hours
30960 Intercultural Communication 3
32100 Personal Evangelism & Devotion 3
32310 Spiritual Warfare in Christian Ministry 3
32750 Biblical Basis and Historical Foundations of Missions 3
32960 Introduction to Missiology 3
32980 World Religions and Christian Mission 3
33830 Intercultural Church Planting 3
45260 Discipleship Ministry 3
Evangelism and Missions Electives 6
Total 30
Course Number Description Credit Hours
Unrestricted Elective 3
Total 3

Total Master of Arts in Missiology: 60

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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The M.A. in Missiology will prepare students cross-cultural missions roles or for church multiplication positions.

Students who are serving (or plan to serve) in full-time ministry are encouraged to consider the Master of Divinity program, as it contains a more robust core of bible, theology, and ministry training.

Students with an accredited bachelor’s degree (in any field/major) are eligible to apply for this concentration. It is not required that applicants have an academic background in biblical or ministry studies.

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Yes. Students with previous divinity credit may be able to transfer their credit into programs at Southern Seminary. See our Transfer Credit page for more information.

Missiology faculty include:

George H. Martin

Professor of Christian Missions and World Religions

J. Keith McKinley

Associate Professor of Christian Missions

Paul M. Akin

Provost; Associate Professor of Christian Missions

Resources as a Southern Seminary student

Academic Support

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Flexible Course Options

With multiple course delivery options you’ll find classes that fit around your schedule.

  • 100% online degrees
  • Main campus courses
  • Hybrid campus intensive options

Financial Aid

We are committed to making your education affordable. Our Financial Aid office can connect you with institutional & outside sources of aid.

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The Bevin Center for Missions Mobilization

Connecting the classroom to the mission field.

The Bevin Center for Missions Mobilization offers opportunities for you to glorify Christ as you engage unbelievers in Louisville, North America, and to the ends of the earth.
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