Master of Arts in Islamic Studies


The Master of Arts (Islamic Studies) is designed to prepare Christian missionaries who desire specialized preparation in the area of Islamic Studies. Degree candidates will obtain more effective skills for reaching and making Christian disciples of people with an Islamic background.

Admissions Requirements

To be admitted as a candidate for the Master of Arts (Islamic Studies), a student must fulfill the following requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or its equivalent;
  • Experience in ministry to persons of Islamic background or a clear statement of purpose to do so in the future; and
  • Academic approval by the Director of the Islamic Studies program.

Degree Requirements

Course Title Course Number Hours

General Theological Studies

Biblical Hermeneutics BIBST 3203 3
Basic Old Testament I OLDTS 3313 3
Basic Old Testament II OLDTS 3323 3
Basic New Testament I NEWTS 3313 3
Basic New Testament II NEWTS 3323 3
Systematic Theology I SYSTH 3003 3
Systematic Theology II SYSTH 3013 3
Baptist Heritage BPTST 3203 3
Spiritual Formation I SPFEV 3101 1
Spiritual Formation II SPFEV 3111 1

Language Studies

Beginning Arabic I MODLG 3513 3
Beginning Arabic II MODLG 3523 3
Greek or Hebrew1   6

Practical Missiology & Islamic Studies

Introduction to Missiology MISSN 3363 3
Personal Missions Practicum MISSN 3100 0
Sharing Christ with Muslims ISLST 4223 3
Islamic History, Culture, and Philosophy ISLST 4243 3

Islamic Studies Foundational

Christian Inquiry into Islamic Faith and Practice ISLST 4283 3
Islamic Texts: Qur'an and Hadith ISLST 4273 3
Ishmael/Arabs in Biblical History ISLST 4253 3


Free Elective Free Elective 3

Choose two of the following:

Pre-Islamic Christianity in the Middle East ISLST 4263  
Reaching Out to Muslim Women ISLST 4203
Folk Islam: Approaches ISLST 4213
Advanced Qur'anic Arabic MODLG 4523
Chronological Bible Storying MISSN 4633
Cross-Cultural Witness to the Gospel & Ministry MISSN 5373
Practicum or Praxis in Islamic Studies ISLST
  Total 65

1Must be 6 hours in one biblical language: GREEK 3313 & 3323 or HEBRW 4313 & 4323

Additional Information

The following link provides a suggested sequence in which a student may take the courses required for the Master of Arts (Islamic Studies). For more information about this degree, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 817-923-1921 extension 2000, or in Scarborough 104.

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