Master of Arts in Christian Education Advanced Track

Application Process

The student must have graduated from an accredited college or university with an overall minimum GPA of 3.0. The student must have completed with a grade of "B" or above: 6 hours of Old Testament, 6 hours of New Testament, and 3 hours of hermeneutics. For information or to apply for the M.A.C.E Advanced Track, please contact the Registrar's Office.

Degree Requirements

At the beginning of course work for the Advanced Track, each student will receive a customized degree plan based upon undergraduate courses completed. If a student has satisfactorily completed a course corresponding to a required course in the Advanced Track, the student may substitute other hours in the same division to meet the requirement. Advanced Track students should meet with advisors in the Registrar's Office to discuss course schedules for each semester.

Course Title Course Number Hours

Foundational Studies

Spiritual Formation I SPFEM 3101 1
Spiritual Formation II SPFEM 3111 1
Contemporary Evangelism EVANG 3303 3
Systematic Theology I SYSTH 3053 3
Systematic Theology II SYSTH 3063 3
Systematic Theology III SYSTH 3073 3
New Testament Elective1 Any Advanced NEWTS 3
Old Testament Elective1 Any Advanced OLDTS 3
Baptist Heritage BPTST 3203 3
  Total 23

School of Educational Ministries Studies2

Biblical Anthropology and Discipleship CFMIN 3003 3
Theology and Philosophy for Education CFMIN 3333 3
The Ministry of Education CFMIN 3023 3
Theology of Church and Family CFMIN 3013 3
Principles of Biblical Counseling

CNSLN 3203

Principles of Teaching FOUND 4303 3
Administrative Leadership for Ministry ADMIN 3313 3
Field Experience Any 2 hours 2
  Total 23

Educational Ministries Electives or Concentration

See Concentrations3   6
  Total 6
  Degree Total 52

1Students who have not completed New Testament or Old Testament survey courses must take the 6 hours of Old Testament and 6 hours of New Testament required in the regular M.A.C.E. degree plan.

2Requirements may be waived if satisfactorily completed during undergraduate work. Elective courses will be substituted.

3See Concentrations for a list of required courses.


Master's level courses from an eligible institution may transfer into the M.A.C.E. Advanced Track program. The courses must be comparable to the Southwestern courses for which transfer credit is requested, and be completed with a grade of "B" or better. No more than half of the degree may be earned by transfer of credits, and no more than half of a completed degree may be used towards a new degree.

Additional Information

For additional information about the M.A.C.E. Advanced Track, contact the Registrar's Office.