Master of Arts (Religion)
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.
The Master of Arts (Religion) is a two-year, post-baccalaureate program in theological studies designed for general educational purposes or to provide basic mastery of a particular theological discipline. The program seeks to prepare persons for both ordained and non-ordained ministry and for general pastoral and religious leadership responsibilities in congregations and other settings; the degree in itself does not qualify one for further advanced study.
All of the classes required for the MAR program are offered Online.
The central goals (adapted from ATS standard 4.6) of the Carroll MAR degree, as an advanced academic program oriented toward general theological education, include the following:
Goal 1: Master of Arts (Religion) degree recipients will give evidence of a survey-knowledge of various theological disciplines.
Goal 2: Master of Arts (Religion) degree recipients will give evidence of focused knowledge in a specific discipline, or interdisciplinary knowledge.
|Course Title||Course Number||Credits|
|Old Testament (Choose 2 of 3)||SWBLI—5111, 5112, 5113||2|
|New Testament (Choose 2 of 3)||SWBLI—5211, 5212, 5213||2|
|Christian Theology (Choose 2 of 3)||FHBTH—5111, 5112, 5113||2|
|Christian Heritage (Choose 2 of 3)||FHCHS—5111, 5112, 5113||2|
|The Teaching Church||MFFND—5111||2|
|The Functioning Church||MFADM—5111||2|
|Leadership in Ministry||MFLDS—5111||2|
|ADDITIONAL STUDIES - ELECTIVES|
|Project or Internship||BHCTI—5212||2|
Cost per Unit
Dr. Cotto has coordinated the Cuba program for Carroll since 2009, and has been working with Tarrant Baptist Association in the area of Hispanic Leadership Training. She administered the Seminary Extension program for Hispanic pastors and lay leaders for more than 15 years. She serves as a volunteer children’s and preschool minister.
Phone: (972) 580-7600
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