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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 5120
Old Testament 1: Pentateuch and Interpretations
3
HSTY 5210 Christian History 1: The Early Church to the Early Reformation 3
THEO 5102 Research Methods 3
SPFM 5201 Journey: The Story of Our Lives 1
   Cultural Diversity Elective
   Communication Skills Elective
FLDC 5300 Vocational Excellence 1
  Total 17
(16 academic, 1 field education) 


Year One: Spring Semester

Course Number
Course Title Credit Hours
BIBL 5240 New Testament 1: The Texts and their World  3
HSTY 5220  Christian History 2: Global Christianity  3
THEO 5110 Christian Theology  3
SPFM 5211 International Spirituality: The Road Together 1
  Concentration Elective 3
  Concentration Elective 3
  Total 16
(16 academic) 


Year Two: Fall Semester

Course Number
Course Title Credit Hours
BIBL 5220
Old Testament 2: Prophets and Preaching Legacy
3
BIBL 5230 Old Testament 3: Wisdom and Israel's Praise 3
THEO 5130 Christian Ethics 3
SPFM Spiritual Formation Elective (option)

Concentration Elective
3
  Thesis I 3
  Total 15-16
(15-16 academic) 


Year Two: Spring Semester

Course Number
Course Title Credit Hours
BIBL 5250 New Testament 2: The Texts and their Theology 3
HSTY 5230  Christian History 3: North American Christianity  3
THEO 5140 Advanced Seminar in Theology  3
SPFM Spiritual Formation Elective (option)
Thesis II
3
 FLDC 7315  Cultural Competency Module
  Total 13-14
(12-13 academic, 1 field education)

Total Academic Credit Hours: 60
Total Field Education Credits Hours: 2