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MA Muslims Studies

 

Master of Arts in Muslim Studies

The Master of Arts (MA) in Muslim Studies provides you with a focused knowledge of the tools and techniques needed to analyze the theology, traditions, and worldview of Islam. It prepares you to engage in research and analysis which is informed by that knowledge and contributes to the ministry of those engaged in cross-cultural life and work among Muslims.

Each degree program is offered in two formats:

  • Program 1 for college or university graduates with no previous studies in Bible, theology, or church history.
  • Program 2 for college or university graduates who have at least 30 semester hours of Bible, theology, or church history.
Program 1 Outline: 45 total credit hours
Bible and Theology Core Requirements 18 credit hours
BIB 5112 Genesis to Song of Solomon: God's Plan of Creation and Redemption
BIB 5113 Prophets: God's Message of Redemption and Judgment
BIB 5132 Gospels: God's Means of Providing Redemption
BIB 5133 Acts to Revelation: God's People Proclaiming Redemption Globally
BIB 5410 Hermeneutics: Interpreting and Applying the Bible
Choose one of the following:
THE 6310 Systematic Theology 1
THE 6320 Systematic Theology 2
ICS/THE 6030 Biblical Theology of Mission
ICS/THE 6039 Doing Theology in Context
Muslim Studies Concentration 21 credit hours
ICS 5110 The Mission of God
GLS 6515 Understanding Cultures and Worldviews 
ICS 5020 Introduction to Islam
ICS 6071 Approaches to Muslims
ICS XXXX

Choose three Muslim Studies courses.

Capstone Courses 6 credit hours
RES 7962 Intercultural and Muslim Studies Integrative Seminar
Choose one of the following:
RES 7972 Intercultural / Muslim Studies Thesis or
INT 6920 Intercultural / Muslim Studies Internship

 

Program 2 Outline: 30 total credit hours
Muslim Studies Concentration 21 credit hours
GLS 6515 Understanding Cultures and Worldviews 
ICS 5020 Introduction to Islam
ICS 6071 Approaches to Muslims
ICS xxxx Four courses from Muslim Studies 
Capstone Courses 6 credit hours
RES 7962 Intercultural and Muslim Studies Integrative Seminar
Choose one of the following:
RES 7972 Intercultural / Muslim Studies Thesis or
INT 6920 Intercultural / Muslim Studies Internship
Elective Courses 3 credit hours
Choose a free elective from any alpha designator.

 

You will be able to:

  • Articulate biblical principles and models for participating in the global mission of God among Muslims;
  • Evaluate historical examples for participating in the global mission of God among Muslims;
  • Evaluate current strategies regarding the global mission of God among Muslims;
  • Develop strategies and models for participating in the global mission of God among Muslims;
  • Engage in cross-cultural analysis, research and writing about participating in the global mission of God among Muslims.