Master of Arts in Christian Studies


The Master of Arts in Christian Studies equips students to interpret Scripture in its historical context and to discern its theological application. The knowledge of God through his word is the essential foundation for all faithful Christian ministry. By focusing exclusively on developing skills in accurate biblical interpretation and sound theological reflection, the MACS curriculum grounds students in critical disciplines for informed ministry application. As preparation for further study, all MACS credits can be applied toward the Master of Divinity degree.

Graduates of this program will be prepared to serve the Church in a variety of contexts such as missions, pastoral support staff, Christian education, writing, and lay ministry.

Quick Facts

  • Accredited with SACSCOC, TRACS, and ABHE
  • 36 hour graduate degree program
  • Can be accelerated for completion in 16-24 months
  • 97% of graduates reported that a Luther Rice education improved the quality of their ministry service
  • Transfer in up to 6 credit hours
  • Available 100% online or through a combination of online and on-campus classes
  • Tuition $238 per credit hour for campus-based courses and $362 for online courses


Our Master of Arts degrees are now a pathway to the PhD in Organizational Leadership and Doctor of Ministry degrees at Luther Rice. Visit the respective doctoral pages to learn more.

Program Introduction Video


Program Course Listings

Download the program course listings (PDF)

Potential Careers

  • Missionary
  • Teaching Pastor
  • Pastor
  • Church Administration
  • Church Curriculum Developer

Program Coordinator

Dr. William Wilson

770-484-1204 ext. 5612

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Wilson personally anytime, or you can reach the Enrollment Team at or 770-484-1204 ext. 5758.