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Suggested Course Sequence

The master of arts in Christian formation can be completed in two years of full-time study. Some requirements, such as internships, may need to be completed over summers, and you may also opt to take courses in the intensive terms. For full-time students, we suggest the following course sequence to complete your degree in two years, in fall and spring semesters of each year.

Options also exist for part-time and distance-learning students. Learn more about the variety of course formats and options for extending your program beyond four years.

Year One: Fall Semester

Course Number
Course Title Credit Hours
BIBL 5210 Old Testament 1: Pentateuch & Interpretation 3
HSTY 5210
Christian History 1: The Early Church to the Early Reformation
3
SPFM 5201 Journey: the Story of Our Lives 1
   General or Cultural Diversity Elective 3
FLDC 5300
Vocational Excellence
1
  Total 11
(10 academic, 1 field education) 


Year One: Spring Semester

Course Number
Course Title Credit Hours
CEDF 5100 Christian Education and Formation in the Church 3
BIBL 5202 New Testament 1: The Texts and Their World  3
THEO 5110
Christian Theology 
3
SPFM 5211 Intercultural Spirituality: The Road Together
1
 CEDF/MNST **** Christian Formation or Ministry Electives 3
  Total 13
(13 academic) 


Year Two: Fall Semester

Course Number
Course Title Credit Hours
BIBL 5220
Old Testament 2: Prophets and Preaching Legacy 3
  Or BIBL 5230 Old Testament 3: Wisdom and Israel's Praise 3
THEO 5120
Christian Worship
3
CEDF/MNST ****
Christian Formation or Ministry Elective
3
   General or Cultural Diversity Elective 3
SPFM  Spiritual Formation Elective 1
FLDC 7315 Cultural Competency Module 3
  Total 13-14
(12-13 academic, 1 field education) 


Year Two: Spring Semester

Course Number
Course Title Credit Hours
MNST 5108 Ministry Identity and Practice
3
BIBL 5250
New Testament 2: The Texts and their Theology 3
CEDF/MNST **** Christian Formation or Ministry Elective
3
SPFM **** Spiritual Formation Elective
1
   Denominational Elective 3
 FLDC 7318  Theological Reflection Module 1
  Total 11
(10 academic, 1 field education) 

Total Academic Credit Hours: 48 
Total Field Education Credit Hours: 8 

Students who will seek Ordination to Word and Service in the Evangelical Covenant Church are recommended to complete HSTY 7300 History and Theology of the Covenant as their general elective.