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MA Muslims Studies


Master of Arts (Muslim Studies)

The MA (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: 60 total credit hours
Bible and Theology Core Requirements 24 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
THE 6310 Systematic Theology 1
THE 6320 Systematic Theology 2
THE 6341 Theological Methods and Issues
Worldview and Spiritual Formation 9 credit hours
ICS 5031 The Mission of God
ICS 6024 Understanding Cultures and Worldviews
MIN 5300 Foundations of Spiritual Formation
Muslim Studies Concentration 21 credit hours
ICS xxxx

Five courses from Muslim Studies (ICS5020,ICS6012,ICS6013,ICS6025, ICS6071)

---- One course from among Biblical, Greek, Hebrew, Historical, Intercultural, or Theological Studies
RES 7962 Intercultural and Muslim Studies Integrative Seminar
Free Electives 6 credit hours
Two courses from any content area

 

Program 2 Outline: 30 total credit hours
Worldview and Spiritual Formation 6 credit hours
ICS 6024 Understanding Cultures and Worldviews
MIN 6170 Community and Church-based Spiritual Formation
Muslim Studies Concentration 18 credit hours
ICS xxxx Five courses from Muslim Studies (ICS5020,ICS6012,ICS6013,ICS6025, ICS6071)
RES 7962 Intercultural and Muslim Studies Integrative Seminar
Free Electives 6 credit hours
Two courses from any content area

 

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.

 

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