Religion—MA

The On-campus Master of Arts (Religion) Specialized is an academic program designed to prepare students for: Doctoral degrees, Teaching, and Church workers.

The Interactive Online Master of Arts (Religion) Interdisciplinary is a program designed to prepare students for: Pastoring (non NAD), Teaching and Church administrators.

Andrews University also offers a MA (Religion) program at international off campus extension sites. For more information, please email mareligion@andrews.edu.

PROGRAM LENGTH

This 38 +credit program can typically be completed by full-time students in two years. Up to 12 additional credit hours required for students with a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated area.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Prospective students must submit their applications by the dates listed below.

  • Fall (August - December): July 15
  • Spring (January - May): November 15
  • Summer Session 1 (May - June): April 1
  • Summer Session 2 (June - July): May 1
  • Summer Session 3 (July - August): June 1

Prospective students applying to the off-campus program must submit their applications by the dates set by the International Sites.
 

POINTS OF DISTINCTION

  • Accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and by the Adventist Accrediting Association.
  • Research-oriented and designed with intensive focus in the chosen area of study.
  • Benefit from an affordable financial package. Fifty percent tuition reduction for the online and on-campus MA.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A bachelors degree (or non-U.S. equivalent) from an accredited institution and a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Three Recommendations from professionals such as advisors, major professors and employers.
  • Resume describing employment, research or special projects.
  • Statement of Purpose reflecting your philosophical perspective, personal, professional and academic goals, and reasons for seeking the graduate program.
  • TOEFL, IELTS or PTE (academic): Students whose language of education is not English must submit English proficiency test scores. The MA (Religion) off-campus program may not require English proficiency test scores as the language of instruction is set by the International Sites.
  • GRE General Test from exam taken within five years- only required for the on campus program.
  • Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire- only required for the on-campus program.

For more information please visit the Admissions page.

 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

We are an international campus with a significant representation of international students. To learn more, please visit our International students page.

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FINANCES

To learn about tuition costs and scholarship opportunities please visit Student Financial Services.

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU

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ENROLLMENT & ADMISSION

Phone: 855-428-4723 or 269-471-6321
Email: graduate@andrews.edu

RELIGION PROGRAM

Phone: 269-471-3218
Email: mareligion@andrews.edu