Master of Christian Studies

Degree Outcomes

  1. Graduates will have gained a deeper understanding and appreciation for the Bible and its teachings.
  2. Graduates will have gained an understanding of a variety of ministry skills that are helpful both inside and outside the church.
  3. Graduates will have integrated what they have learned in their program of studies.
  4. Graduates will have grown in Christlikeness.


  • Part-time
  • Full-time

Program Description

The Master of Christian Studies (MCS) is a graduate-level program designed for those in ministry settings or lay vocations who desire to deepen their understanding of a number of Christian subjects. The MCS program has a great deal of flexibility, as students are able to select courses from two broad areas: Biblical/ Theological/Historical Studies and Missional/Leadership Studies. This approach allows students to tailor the program to meet their particular needs or interests.

Requirements and Completion

  1. The prerequisite for this degree is a B.A. degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited college or university.
  2. A total of 36 credit hours are required for the completion of the degree.
Master of Christian Studies (MCS)
Total credits hours Master of Christian Studies (MCS)36
Biblical | Theological | Historical Studies
(choose at least 15 credit hours)
2B1311Old Testament I3
2B1312Old Testament II3
2B2311New Testament I3
2B2312New Testament II3
2B3213Biblical Interpretation2
2B3214Biblical Backgrounds2
Bible Book Studies2-3
2T1213Christian Theology I2
2T1214Christian Theology II2
2H1214History of Christianity2
2T2311Christian Ethics3
2H2111Baptist Distinctives 1
Missional & Leadership Studies
(choose at least 15 credit hours)
2E2221Effective Bible Teaching2
2I1211Church Planting2
2T4221Christianity & Other World Faiths 2
2T2223Christian Apologetics 2
2P3215Spiritual Formation 2
2P3231Spiritual Leadership2
2P2215Pastoral Ministry2
2C1221Biblical Counselling2
2C1243Dealing with Conflict2
2P2251Summative Evaluation 2
Free Electives4

The Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary and College is recognized by the Province of Alberta, and the MA (Christian Studies) degree is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). This degree is a Designated Learning Program and eligible to receive foreign nationals on a study permit under the DLI number 019256741082.