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. New students interested in missions may apply for admission into this degree plan as well as missionaries who have completed 20 - 30 hours of graduate theological studies, served on the field for two years, and need to complete a master's degree in order to serve with a missions sending agency.1

Admission

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

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or equivalent.
  • A minimum of two years of missionary experience, or a commitment to complete such experience before graduation.2

Integration of Theory and Practice

The degree requires students to integrate academic inquiry and missions practice in the exercise of a cross-cultural ministry. Candidates with prior experience evaluate their missions service under faculty supervision. Candidates without prior experience complete three semesters of field ministry with a mentor. Any student who discovers that the two years of missionary service requirement cannot be fulfilled must transfer to another degree program.

Academic Advising

The flexible degree requirements allow each student to develop an academic program to meet specific needs relevant to a particular ministry setting. In consultation with an academic advisor in the Registrar's Office, each student constructs a plan of study that addresses anticipated needs in practical ministry. The academic advisor guides the student in course selection.

Degree Requirements

 

Course Title Course Number Hours

General Requirements

Introduction to Missiology MISSN 3363 3
Missions Practicum MISSN 3100
0
Contemporary Evangelism EVANG 3303 3
Personal Evangelism Practicum EVANG 3000 0
Spiritual Formation I SPFEV 3101 1
Spiritual Formation II SPFEV 3111 1
Applied Ministry I APLEV 4031 1
Applied Ministry II APLEV 4041 1

General Theological Studies

Biblical Hermeneutics BIBST 3203 3
Old Testament I OLDTS 3053 3
Old Testament II OLDTS 3063 3
Old Testament III OLDTS 3073 3
New Testament I NEWTS 3053 3
New Testament II NEWTS 3063 3
New Testament III NEWTS 3073 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 Missiology3

Introduction to Church Planting (North American or International) MISSN 4493 or 4503 3
Anthropology for Church Planting MISSN 4653 3
Missions elective or Church Planting in the Urban Context4 MISSN or MISSN 5453 3
Missions Elective MISSN 3

Practical Missions Requirement (choose one of the following tracks)

Practicum Track (for candidates with previous experience)
Short-Term Missions Praxis MISSN 5533 3
Missions Mobilization Practicum MISSN 5543 3
 OR
Mentorship Track (for candidates who will complete simultaneous experience)
Missionary Distance Learning Orientation MISSN 3000 0
Great Commission Mentorship I (1st semester) APLEV 5602 2
Great Commission Mentorship II (2nd semester) APLEV 5612 2
Great Commission Mentorship III (3rd semester) APLEV 5622 2
  Total 67

 

1These hours usually count towards the 67-hour degree plan. Many missionaries with prior studies fulfill the residence requirement in one academic year while on stateside assignment or furlough.

2For acceptance into the degree program, each student must present a written plan that specifies how the two-year service requirement will be fulfilled prior to graduation.

3Students seeking a concentration in Hispanic Studies should take specific courses in lieu of the general courses listed under the Studies in Missiology heading above.  See the explanation of the Hispanic Studies concentration detailed below.

4Church Planting in the Urban Context (MISSN 5453) is required for students pursuing North American Church Planting through NAMB.

Hispanic Studies Concentration

This concentration is for those students who want to be involved in ministry to Hispanics.  The courses will be taught bilingually (English and Spanish) and assignments for these courses can be completed in either language. Please contact the offices mentioned below for more information about adding this concentration to the Master of Arts in Missiology.

Additional Information

Students interested in more information regarding the program should contact the Fish School of Evangelism and Missions Dean's Office at 817-923-1921 extension 6400 or visit the World Mission Center.  Students may also contact the Office of the Registrar at 817-923-1921 extension 2000 or in Scarborough 106.

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