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 MACE—Advanced Track, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

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

Biblical and Theological Studies

Old Testament Elective OLDTS 3
New Testament Elective NEWTS 3
Systematic Theology I SYSTH 3053 3
Systematic Theology II SYSTH 3063 3
Systematic Theology III SYSTH 3073 3
Baptist Heritage BPTST 3203 3
Spiritual Formation SPFRM 3022 2
  Total 20

Great Commission Studies

Christian Leadership EDMIN 3043 3
Strategies for Disciple Making EDMIN 3053 3
Contemporary Evangelism EVANG 3303 3
Introduction to Missiology MISSN 3363 3
The Church Gathered: Theology of Worship WORSP 4323 3
  Total 15

Educational Ministries Studies

Principles of Biblical Counseling CNSLN 3203 3
Foundations for Bible Teaching EDMIN 3033 3
Family Ministry and the Church EDMIN 3063 3
Biblical Anthropology and Discipleship EDMIN 3103 3
  Total 12

Concentration Studies

Educational Ministries Concentration Course I   3
Educational Ministries Concentration Course II   3
Field Experience1   2
  Total 8
  Degree Total 55

1Students seeking a concentration might be required to take concentration-specific Field Experience courses in that division. See Concentrations.

Transfer Credit

Master's level courses from an eligible institution may transfer into the MACE—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 MACE—Advanced Track, contact