Master of Arts (Ethics and Public Theology)

The Master of Arts (Ethics and Public Theology) is an academic degree which prepares students for doctoral studies and equips students with the capacity to engage issues related to ethics and public theology from a biblical and theological foundation.

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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 Scriture’s originial meaning, and apply Scripture to contemporary situations.
  • Integrate systematic and historical theology into a larger biblical framework.
  • Apply Scripture, theology, and church history to contemporary ethical issues.
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
Ethics and Public Theology 29
28700 Christian Apologetics 3
28984 Augustine and the Political Order 3
28899 Thesis Research and Writing 2
29250 Christian Ethics 3
29370 Moral Theory 3
29477 Studies in Ethics 3
29700 Public Theology 3
29860 Sexual Ethics 3
32100 Personal Evangelism 3
Total Master of Arts (Ethics and Public Theology) 62
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