Master’s Degrees

Master’s Degrees

We’ve designed each of the master’s degrees with hand-tailored courses that give you the specific training you need to excel in God’s ministry plan for your life. Browse our master’s degrees below to see which program is right for you.


Master of Divinity (MDiv)

The Master of Divinity is all about equipping God’s servant leaders with God’s word to equip others for the advancement of the Mission of God through Christ’s church. The MDiv degree is designed to train pastors with the biblical, theological, and practical knowledge needed to equip those who are the church in order to build up the church.


Master of Divinity in Chaplain Ministry (MDivCh)

Go where others don’t! That is what chaplains do. If God has called you to reach people beyond church, in places most ministers are not prepared or trained to go, then the MDiv in Chaplain Ministry at B. H. Carroll may be for you. The work of chaplains can be highly complex and very different from parish ministry. We will help you develop a strong educational foundation to minister effectively as a chaplain in specialized settings of healthcare, military, corrections, corporate/workplace, public safety, and community/lifestyle. 


Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC)

Christian counselors are the professionals who people turn to for guidance and to be the light in a dark and fallen world. In many cases God has gifted these counselors with the spiritual gifts of exhortation, discernment, wisdom and shepherding. These gifts are an expression of the Holy Spirit in the life of believers which empowers them to serve the body of Christ, the church. The Master of Arts in Counseling is a professional degree which builds upon God’s gifting and calling.


Master of Arts in Christian Education (MACE)

The Master of Arts in Christian Education degree prepares persons for competent leadership in various forms of educational ministry in congregations and other religious institutions.


Master of Arts in Worship (MAW)

Christian worship is one of the primary ways we obey the Great Commandment. Through corporate and private worship of the Triune God, we express our love for God and deepen our relationship with Him. When we present ourselves as a living sacrifice to God, we honor and glorify His name and in the process, we become more like Christ through the work of the Holy Spirit. Other people are also drawn to Christ when we worship Him. If you are called to the ministry of worship, the MAW is the degree for you.


Master of Arts – Religion (MAR)

The Master of Arts (Religion) degree is a non-biblical language program of study to provide a basic understanding of theological disciplines for general theological education purposes. Through a core of theological studies, it prepares persons for both ordained and non-ordained ministry and for general pastoral and religious leadership responsibilities in congregations and other settings.


Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM)

The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM) degree is a non-biblical language program of study to provide a basic understanding of theological disciplines for general ministry application purposes. Through a core of courses, it prepares ordained and non-ordained ministers and lay leaders academically and professionally for competent Christian ministry leadership and responsibilities in congregations and other settings. The degree in itself does not qualify one for further advanced study.


Master of Arts – Theology (MAT)

The Master of Arts (Theology) degree provides a fuller mastery of one area or discipline of theological study than is normally provided at the MDiv level. The program may serve a variety of aims: further graduate study, preparation for the doctoral level, preparation for some forms of teaching, the scholarly enhancement of ministerial practice, or disciplined reflection on a specialized function in ministry. This degree is built upon a baccalaureate degree in religion or theology.

I readily benefitted at Carroll from the steadfast commitment to the Word of God, professors who love the Lord, and classmates walking this road into ministry alongside me.

Carroll Theological Seminary is not only a superb theological education (and it is that)—but it is also an immersion into Christian ministry. Jesus said, “As you go, become disciple-makers” (Matt. 28: 19-20). Carroll is about developing the best “disciple-makers” possible.

Carroll has everything you need—and more—to gain more knowledge and wisdom in Scripture and theology. You can take courses from the comfort of your own home and still have access to some of the most gifted professors in our region. They not only teach you but guide you in the direction you need to go in your ministry to fulfill God’s calling on your life.

The support system between the staff and other students encouraged me during my time at Carroll. Classmates and teachers truly care not only about success but about the person they are interacting with. Carroll became a place I could go to seek academic help, but also prayers for life outside of the classroom. Carroll gave me great friends, mentors, and a network that expands far beyond a zoom session.