Master of Arts in Missiology

Purpose

The Master of Arts in Missiology is a specialized degree plan which allows students to integrate their theological preparation and direct missionary experience. 

Admission

To be admitted to the degree, a student must fulfill the following prerequisites:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or equivalent.
  • Two years of prior missionary service deemed acceptable by the Associate Dean of the Fish School or a commitment to finish the equivalent of two years of missionary service under faculty supervision. 

Integration of Theory and Practice

The degree requires students to integrate academic inquiry and missions practice. The program of study will follow either the Short Term Mission Praxis, for students with prior missionary service, or the Great Commission Mentorship, for students who will complete the required missionary service under faculty supervision. Candidates with prior experience evaluate their missions service with the Associate Dean of the Fish School. Candidates without prior missionary experience complete three semesters of field ministry with a mentor in conjunction with the professor of the Great Commission Mentorships. 

Degree Requirements

Course Title Course Number Hours

General Requirements

Christian Formation EDMIN 3022 2

General Theological Studies

Biblical Hermeneutics BIBST 3203 3
Old Testament I OLDTS 3313 3
Old Testament II OLDTS 3323 3
New Testament I NEWTS 3313 3
New Testament II NEWTS 3323 3
Systematic Theology I SYSTH 3053 3
Systematic Theology II SYSTH 3063 3
Systematic Theology III SYSTH 3073 3
Baptist Heritage BPTST 3203 3
Church History I CHAHT 3103 3
Church History II CHAHT 3113 3

Studies in Missiology

Introduction to Missiology MISSN 3363 3
Contemporary Evangelism EVANG 3303 3
Major Living Religions MISSN 4333 3
Biblical Foundations for Missions MISSN 4353 3
Missionary Anthropology OR Applied Anthropology for Biblical Church Planting MISSN 4373/ MISSN 4653 3
Cross-Cultural Communication MISSN 5373 3
Missions Elective  MISSN Elective 3

Education and Worship Studies

Course Title Course Number Hours
Strategies of Disciple Making EDMIN 3053 3
Christian Leadership EDMIN 3043 3
The Church Gathered: A Theology of Worship WORSP 4323 3

Practical Missions Requirement

Short-Term Mission Praxis (for candidates with 2 years of previous experience)
Short-Term Mission Praxis MISSN 5533 3
OR
Great Commission Mentorship (for candidates who have no previous experience)
Missionary Distance Learning Orientation MISSN 3000 0
Great Commission Mentorship APLEV 5603 3
  Total 68

 

Additional Information

Students interested in more information regarding the program should contact the Fish School of Evangelism and Missions Associate Dean's Office at 817-923-1921 extension 6405 or by emailing FishSchool@swbts.edu. Students may also contact the Office of the Registrar at 817-923-1921 extension 2000 or in Fleming 204.