Academic Fields of Study

Acadia’s Master of Arts degrees in Old Testament, New Testament, Second Temple Judaism, Theology, Christian History, or Baptist Studies are designed to equip students for advanced study at the doctoral level and thus all programs require a thesis. Acadia graduates have been accepted into major research universities across North America and in Europe and are teaching in Bible colleges, universities, and seminaries worldwide.

Applicants with no or little prior study in their intended field complete a 60 credit hour program (two years, if full-time) that contains foundational courses in Biblical Studies and Christian Thought as well as extensive study in their particular field of interest. Students will have the opportunity to take independent Guided Reading (“Great Books”) courses.  Graduate Seminars in a student’s field provide an opportunity to develop skills in preparing and presenting scholarly work to peers.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor of Arts (or equivalent)
  • 3.0 Grade Point Average
  • Recommendations demonstrating evidence of scholarly ability and promise

Specializations (click for degree requirements)

 

Practical Fields of Study

Acadia’s Master of Arts degrees in Leadership and Spiritual Formation, Evangelism and Mission, Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Discipleship, Pastoral Care and Counselling, Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care, or Prison Chaplaincy are designed to equip individuals for non-ordained leadership roles in church and society. These programs contain foundational study in the Biblical Studies and Christian Thought, a broad introduction to ministry, and an opportunity to specialize in an area of ministry interest.  All programs allow students to complete a major project or thesis applying what they have learned to their own ministry setting.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor of Arts (or equivalent)
  • 3.0 Grade Point Average
  • Recommendations demonstrating evidence of ministry passion and ability

Specializations (click for degree requirements)