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Suggested Course Sequence

The master of arts in theological studies can be completed in two years of full-time study on our campus in Chicago. You may be able to advantage of some limited options for online or intensive courses, but should consult Seminary Academic Services before registering for these courses. 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.

Year One: Fall Semester

Course Number
Course Title Credit Hours
BIBL 5150
Interpreting the New Testament I
3
THEO 5102 Research Methods 3
HSTY 5200
Christian Heritage I
3
SPFM 5201 Spiritual Journey 1
MNST ****
Church and World Area 3
  Total 13

Year One: Spring Semester

Course Number
Course Title Credit Hours
BIBL 6120 Interpreting the Old Testament I
3
HSTY 5201 Christian Heritage I 3
SPFM 5202 Spiritual Practices 1
Interdisciplinary Core Elective
3
  Concentration Elective 3
  Communication Skills Area 3
  Total 16

Year Two: Fall Semester

Course Number
Course Title Credit Hours
BIBL 6121
Interpreting the Old Testament II
3
THEO 6330
Christian Theology
3
THEO 7203 Christian Worship 3
SPFM **** Spiritual Formation Elective 1

Elective or Thesis I
3
  Concentration Elective 3
  Total 16

Year Two: Spring Semester

Course Number
Course Title Credit Hours
BIBL 5151 Interpreting the New Testament II 3
THEO 7220 Christian Ethics 3
THEO 7350 Doctrinal Topic 3

Concentration Elective 3
Elective or Thesis II
3
  Total 15


60 Total Academic Credits for the MACM
Plus 2 Field Eduction Credits