Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.)

Master of Arts in Religion

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Rawlings School of Divinity’s Master of Arts in Religion (M.A. in Religion) program provides an intensive study of the scriptures and essential truths of the Christian faith. With a focus on individuals seeking an introductory graduate degree in religion, this online program provides a solid foundation from which to better understand the fundamentals of the Bible, Christianity, Christian theology, and the Christian church. Courses are well-suited for pastors, Christian educators, informed lay leaders, and pastors’ spouses who wish to serve effectively in their local church.

M.A.R. students must choose a specialization. All specializations for the M.A.R. program may be completed in 100% Online, through Online plus on-campus Intensives or through the Resident format. 

Quick Facts



Program Delivery Format


Residency Requirement for Online Program

  • Varies according to cognate


Credit Hours

  • 60 total hours
  • Up to 27 credit hours can be transferred in for the 60 credit hour program


Potential Career Options

  • Associate Pastor
  • Church Education Administrator
  • Lay Leader
  • Missionary
  • Youth Pastor


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