2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 17, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Christian Studies: Biblical and Theological Studies, MA

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MA Mission

The joint mission of each of the two MA degree programs offered through Oklahoma Baptist University’s College of Graduate and Professional Studies is to provide each student with a solid foundation in the Christian faith, Christian worldview, and Christian life, and to equip the student to follow his or her respective calling to lead the Church, defend the faith, and reach the world, for the cause of Christ, and glory of God.

MA Degrees

OBU’s College of Graduate and Professional Studies offers two distinct MA degrees with specific concentrations:

MA in Christian Studies: Christian Leadership
MA in Christian Studies: Apologetics
MA in Christian Studies: Biblical and Theological Studies
MA in Intercultural Studies: Intercultural

Each MA degree includes a common set of classes designed around understanding the essentials of a Christian faith, a Christian worldview, and a Christian life. As a student, you will build on these core competencies as you pursue focused training centered on leading the church, defending the faith, and reaching the world.

MA Admission Requirements

  • Completed Application (okbu.edu/graduate/apply)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (one from pastor)
  • An Accredited Undergraduate Degree
  • Official Transcripts
  • A desire to Lead the Church, Defend the Faith, and Reach the World for the cause of Christ and the glory of God.

Advanced Standing

Advanced Standing in the Master of Arts in Christian Studies and Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies programs can be granted if a student previously completed a Theology or Ministry degree from a CCCU or IABCU institution with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.  Upon review of the transcript, up to six hours can be awarded.


Each course is offered in a fully online, eight-week format. MA coursework can be completed in a timely fashion (as little as one or two academic years).

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