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Graduate Degree Programs

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We have assembled a team of amazing professors who possess a unique balance of academic expertise and real-world ministry experience, making them uniquely qualified to teach in a manner that is both engaging and practical. GRACE is as passionate about the practical application of truth in your life as we are about teaching truth in the classroom. We believe mentorship is critical, so we ensure that each of our credit students is personally mentored during their time with us. Why do we take the time to do this? Because we know God’s truth is transformative, and we want to see you grow and succeed at home, at work, and in ministry.

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Certificate in Chaplaincy (CC) – 19 Credit Hours

The Certificate in Chaplaincy (CC) is a graduate-level program that prepares the student to provide chaplain services within secular environments such as sports, marketplace, disaster, community, and faith-based ministries. In this program, you will learn to identify the diversity of ministry service contexts available in the 21st century. You will be able to recognize the issues that arise from a critical incident and understand the types of critical incident stress management (CISM) intervention responses.

Master of Ministry (MM) – 36 Credit Hours

The MM program is designed for maximum flexibility for the graduate-level student who is primarily interested in acquiring general ministry skills.  The student is able to choose from a wide variety of ministry classes that fit their needs and interests.  The MM is designed to prepare students to serve in local churches or other forms of Christian work and ministry. For more information about the MM degree program at Grace, including an overview of the degree requirements, click here.

Master of Arts in Chaplaincy (MAC) – 46 Credit Hours

The Master of Arts in Chaplaincy (MAC) is designed to equip those within a broad spectrum of Chaplain service, such as those involved with community (faith-based) or public safety roles. You will gain an understanding of hyper-vigilance and its associated negative consequences. You will be able to utilize suicide prevention, intervention and postvention skills that meet international standards. You will also acquire critical incident stress management skills and understand the usage of incident command systems (ICS) for large scale, multi-agency/multi-jurisdiction incidents.

Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (MA(BS)) – 60 Credit Hours

The MABS degree program at Grace offers graduate-level biblical and theological instruction aimed at providing a solid foundation in the Scriptures. It is designed with a particular focus on equipping those within a broad spectrum of Christian service, such as those in supporting roles within the local church, as well as those within parachurch ministries and mission agencies.

The two-year (60 credit hours) MABS degree is uniquely structured to provide a comprehensive overview of each book of the Bible and every major category of systematic theology. This degree program is designed for those seeking ministry opportunities in the local church or in other Christian ministry and is a stair-step degree for those who desire to continue their studies in the Master of Divinity degree. Students may transfer up to 29 credits into the MA(BS) from another accredited graduate institution. For more information about the MABS degree program at Grace, including an overview of the degree requirements, click here.

Master of Arts in Military Chaplaincy (MAMC) – 75 Credit Hours

The MABS degree program at Grace offers graduate-level biblical and theological instruction aimed at providing a solid foundation in the Scriptures. It is designed with a particular focus on equipping those within a broad spectrum of Christian service, such as those in supporting roles within the local church, as well as those within parachurch ministries and mission agencies.

Master of Divinity (MDiv) – 95 Credit Hours

The MDiv degree is traditionally the most common seminary degree for equipping those whose desire is to serve the Lord in some type of professional ministry capacity. It is especially common among those seeking preparation for pastoral or classroom ministry, or any other ministry where the primary task is expositing the Word of God. However, anyone whose ministry goals will be furthered by obtaining a firm grasp of the Scriptures, including the original languages, will benefit from a Master of Divinity degree from Grace School of Theology.

At Grace, the MDiv degree is uniquely structured to balance biblical and theological studies with ministry skills courses that will result not only in increased knowledge of God’s Word but also preparation for the common demands of everyday ministry. A balanced core curriculum, in conjunction with a concentration in a variety of electives, makes this three year (94 credit hours) degree customizable to your unique ministry objectives. For more information about the MDiv degree program at Grace, including an overview of the degree requirements, click here.

Master of Theology (ThM) – 29 Credit Hours

The ThM degree is the highest graduate-level degree program available for those in professional ministry. Like the MDiv degree program, this program is designed primarily to equip pastors and others whose desire is to serve the Lord in some type of professional ministry capacity. The ThM degree at Grace builds upon the MDiv by adding 29 additional credit hours of course work. For more information about the ThM degree program at Grace, including an overview of the degree requirements, click here.