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Modern and American Christianity (MA)

Five centuries of global Christianity

The last five centuries have seen fascinating and complex development of global Christianity. ACU’s Master of Arts track in modern and American Christianity is a research-oriented degree designed for anyone interested in deepening their understanding of historic expressions of Christianity, specifically from the 16th to the 21st Century.

You will have the opportunity to dive into research projects with guidance from experienced historians, and perhaps even present your findings at meetings of regional and national scholarly societies, as well as submit materials for publication

This program also is solid preparation for those interested in pursuing a Ph.D.

Program Overview

Credit hours 48
Degree Master of Arts Modern and American Christianity (M.A.)
Program length 2 years
Tracks N/A
Application deadline for Fall 2017   August 11, 2017


You will take 27 hours of core courses and the following:

  • Issues in Global Christianity 
  • History of Christianity in America 
  • Advanced Restoration History 
  • Research Problems
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What outcomes can you expect?

Research Sources: Graduates will have critical facility with the most important primary sources and issues of scholarly discussion in biblical studies, theology, or church history

Research Methods: Graduates will have ability to use the best current methods of research in one of the following disciplines: biblical studies, theology, or church history

Original Research: Graduates will demonstrate ability to produce scholarly contributions in their field of study

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Admission Requirements

  • A completed application and application fee;
  • An official transcript of all previous colleges attended. The transcript must indicate an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university or equivalent;
  • A cumulative undergraduate approximate B average or above in the area of focus or related area and evidence of an overall productive GPA;
  • Two letters of recommendation (may be submitted through the online application);
  • A writing sample following these guidelines.

See full ACU graduate admissions requirements here.

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Ready to Be a Part?

We’re eager to see not only what you can accomplish with an ACU education, but how your unique perspective can enrich your fellow classmates and ACU as a whole.