Frequently Asked Questions


What is the curriculum like?
The MACS curriculum adopts and implements three creative components: a cohort-based learning model, a fully integrated curriculum, and a transformational learning experience for spiritual and personal development. MACS graduates will provide leadership to their respective organizations; evaluate and manage ministry efforts with biblically based leadership; strategically analyze, synthesize and evaluate theological worldview and Christian apologetic ministry; and integrate biblical values and knowledge with practical ministry decisions.

What courses are offered?

Please see the course of study page for a complete listing of classes offered.

How many hours does it take to graduate?

The total number of hours required for the MACS at Bryan is 36 semester hours. The program is adult-oriented, cohort modular-based, and designed for those currently serving in ministry organizations.  Classes meet every other weekend on Friday evenings (6 - 10 p.m.) and Saturday mornings (8 a.m. - 12 p.m.) at the Krystal Building in downtown Chattanooga with computer mediated sessions on the alternate weeks. Full-time, terminally qualified Bryan College faculty, along with select specialists from the ministry community, provide instructional excellence in the MACS Program.

How much does it cost?

The cost of the MACS degree is $3,600 per term for three terms (total of $10,800). This cost covers tuition and does not include books, graduation fees, etc. Financial Aid is available to assist with the cost of the program.

How do I apply?
Here are the steps to the admissions process:

  1. Must have a bachelor's degree with a minimum 2.75 GPA.
  2. Complete the Online Application
  3. Submit a 5-7 page essay where you describe (a) your spiritual journey and (b) why you wish to pursue a MACS degree.
  4. Secure two letters of recommendation (one from a spiritual mentor or pastor).
  5. Submit a $50 non-refundable application fee.
  6. Request official copies of your college transcripts.
  7. Complete the CSAT (Christian Studies Assessment Test); $50 fee.
Congratulations on taking this important step toward achieving a graduate education in Christian studies that is designed to equip for leadership in ministry. If you have any questions regarding the MACS at Bryan, please contact an MACS admissions counselor toll free at 877.256.7008 or ags@bryan.edu to discuss the details of the Master's Degree in Christian Studies at Bryan College.