Areas of Study

Administration

The Master of Science in Christian Administration prepares current or aspiring Christian administrators for a leadership position in a biblically-based non-profit or corporate setting.

Master of Science in Christian Administration

Apologetics

Designed to equip you with the fundamental basics in the study of defending the doctrines and faith, and develop the skills necessary to intellectually and persuasively engage the questions or objections facing fellow Christians today.

Major Focus Subject*
*The optional Major Focus courses supplement the electives in your chosen Fast Track B.A./M.A., M.Div. or D.Min. degree program to enhance and personalize your curriculum
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Biblical Preaching

The Biblical Preaching Major Focus is designed to support church leaders in the skills of interpreting Scripture and preparing sermons.

Major Focus Subject *
*The optional Major Focus courses supplement the electives in your chosen Fast Track B.A./M.A., M.Div. or D.Min. degree program to enhance and personalize your curriculum .

Biblical Studies

The Biblical Studies concentration focuses on the study of Scripture and theology, and engages students in comprehensive interpretation of biblical language and philosophy in a historical context.

Master of Arts in Biblical Studies*
*This degree may be used in combination with the Fast Track B.A./M.A. or Fast Track M.A./M.Div. programs.

Counseling

The Biblical and Christian Counseling concentrations offer specialized training for men and women in ministry who wish to pursue biblically-based counseling to individuals, couples, or families, using the Word of God to address current issues.

Master of Arts in Christian Counseling*
*This degree may be used in combination with the Fast Track B.A./M.A. or Fast Track M.A./M.Div. programs.
Master of Science in Christian Counseling & Therapy
Doctor of Pastoral Counseling

Ministry

The Ministry concentration prepares men and women called to serve in the church or church-based organization, providing students with a well-rounded foundation of biblical, pastoral and theological coursework.

Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry*
*This degree may be used in combination with the Fast Track B.A./M.A. or Fast Track M.A./M.Div. programs.

Combined M.Div. and D.Min. Fast Track Program
Executive Master of Divinity Program
Master of Divinity
Doctor of Divinity Honorary Degree

Doctor of Ministry

Music

Earn recognition for years involved in Christian music. Perfect for music and choral directors, singers and musicians, the Doctor of Sacred Music Honorary Degree is awarded for the time spent in this ministry.

Doctor of Sacred Music Honorary Degree

Organization & Leadership

The Organization and Leadership Major Focus equips students in a variety of ministry roles with the basic principles of leadership and planning in the church or church-based setting.

Major Focus Subject *
*The optional Major Focus courses supplement the electives in your chosen Fast Track B.A./M.A., M.Div. or D.Min. degree program to enhance and personalize your curriculum .

Pastoral Studies

The Pastoral Studies concentrations provide a broad range of training for those seeking to serve as pastor, providing students with a well-rounded foundation of biblical, ministerial, pastoral and theological coursework.

Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry*
*This degree may be used in combination with the Fast Track B.A./M.A. or Fast Track M.A./M.Div. programs.
Doctor of Pastoral Counseling

Philosophy

The Atlantic Coast Ph.D. degree program is designed for candidates who have demonstrated, through prior educational and/or professional experiences, and prove to be competent to perform research and writing as an independent scholar.

Combined M.A. and Ph.D. Fast Track Program
Ph.D. with Focus;
Ph.D. with Thesis Only; or,
Ph.D. with Published Works

Theology

The Theology concentration is a topical, theological approach to biblical studies, critically examining content, and arranging data and category of events in the Old and New Testaments into an organized framework within a historical context. 

Master of Arts in Theology*
*This degree may be used in combination with the Fast Track B.A./M.A. or Fast Track M.A./M.Div. programs.
Doctor of Theology

Degree Level

Bachelor

Accelerated Bachelor of Arts program *
*Apply Life Learning Experience, or college transfer credits.
Fast Track Combined B.A. and M.A. program
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*Apply Life Learning Experience, college transfer credits, or your previously earned B.A. degree, to fulfill the M.A. prerequisite requirement.

Master

The M.A. in Biblical Studies; Pastoral Ministry; and Theology, qualify you to apply for a Teaching Certificate. Ask when you apply.

Master of Arts in Biblical Studies
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Master of Arts in Christian Counseling *
Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry *
Master of Arts in Theology *
*This degree may be used in combination with the Fast Track B.A./M.A. or Fast Track M.A./M.Div. programs.
Executive Master of Divinity
Master of Divinity
Master of Science in Christian Administration
Master of Science in Christian Counseling & Therapy
Fast Track Combined M.A. and Ph.D. *
*Designed for those aspiring to earn a M.A. and concluding with the Ph.D.
Fast Track Combined M.Div. and D.Min. *
*Designed for those with a bachelor’s degree in any discipline who seek to conclude with the D.Min.

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