Modern and American Christianity
The Master of Arts track in Modern and American Christianity is a research-oriented 48-hour degree, designed for anyone interested in deepening their understanding of historic expressions of Christianity, specifically from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century.
Master of Arts track in Modern and American Christianity (M.A.)
The M.A. track in Modern and American Christianity introduces students to the fascinating and complex development of global Christianity from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century. Areas of focus include: western Christianity as shaped by the Protestant Reformation, the diversification and spread of Eastern Christianity, the establishment and development of American Christianity--including the Stone-Campbell Movement, the story of modern Christian missions and the shift of the numerical center of Christianity to the global south, as well as the rise and spread of the Ecumenical Movement.
Students will have the opportunity to work on research projects in areas of their primary interests with guidance from experienced historians. Working with professors, students are encouraged to present their research at meetings of regional and national scholarly societies, as well as submit materials for publication Those interested in pursuing PhD work in one of these areas will receive a solid foundation for that next stage of their academic careers.