The Master’s Degree in Christian Studies provides an exceptionally strong biblical foundation in ministry for increased effectiveness in church and para-church leadership roles. Bryan’s MACS provides an accredited graduate program that seeks to develop leaders and managers who were unable to obtain seminary training but need to advance their skills in biblical basics, worldview/apologetic thought, and ministry leadership.

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Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum 2.75 GPA.
  • Complete the online application at least one month prior to the start of the first class.
  • A 5-7 page essay containing the following information:
    • Describe your spiritual journey
    • Why you wish to pursue a MACS degree
  • Current resume.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation (1 from a spiritual advisor, 1 from an employer or former professor).
  • Students must have regular access to a personal computer to check email, access syllabi, and to receive official communication from faculty and staff. Before beginning a course in our program, students must complete the online orientation and online pretest for Bryan College through Moodle.

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MACS Tuition & Fees

Direct Full-Time Expenses

Tuition per credit hour: $350
Total for entire program: $12,600


Additional Indirect Expenses (estimated)

Books and Supplies: $1,200


Fee for All MACS Students

Technology Fee $50
Graduation Fee
(due two weeks before
commencement exercises):


*Expenses determined by individual needs are not included. Provided for planning purposes and subject to change.

Start Dates

The next opportunity to start classes in the Bryan College School of Adult and Graduate Studies is:

September 2014

For deadlines and further information, contact an Admissions Counselor.


Required Courses (All Courses 3 Credits; 36-Hour Program)

  • CSM 511 Language Study Methods and Materials
  • CSM 513 Foundations of Biblical Interpretation
  • CSM 517 Cultural Contexts of the OT and NT
  • CSM 519 Christian Theology I
  • CSM 522 Worldview and Apologetics I
  • CSM 524 Ecclesiology
  • CSM 526 History of Christianity
  • CSM 520 Christian Theology II
  • CSM 531 Church Leadership
  • CSM 537 Vocation of Ministry
  • CSM 533 Worldview and Apologetics II
  • CSM 539 Capstone Seminar