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Online Master's Degree in Christian Studies

Advance Your Ministry Potential with Biblical Studies!

Earn your master's degree in Christian Studies from University of the Cumberlands if you have an unshakeable calling to mentor and disciple others for spiritual growth. With our online biblical studies master's program, you'll be prepared for a career as a minister, missionary, church planter, or Christian educator.

The one-year Master of Arts in Christian Studies program at University of the Cumberlands emphasizes practical application while offering strong academic content in all areas.

If you’ve been thinking about pursuing a master’s degree in biblical studies or an online master’s degree in church leadership or any online graduate-level seminary or ministry program, for that matter, it only makes sense you’d go to an accredited faith-based school with a firm religious grounding in Christian orthodoxy, fellowship, and educational excellence. University of the Cumberlands was founded by an assembly of Baptist Ministers in 1888 to equip believers for service wherever they are called.

What is Biblical Studies vs Theology?

While not the same thing, you do cover a lot of common ground while earning a theology degree in comparison to a biblical studies degree online. Biblical studies provides a thorough understanding of the Bible, theology, and contemporary religious culture. A theology degree is also an exploration of the meaning of different biblical texts, but arranged in a topical or well-ordered framework or category. Biblical studies focuses on the Bible as a book; theology arranges biblical data to describe God, who He is and what He does.

At University of the Cumberlands, we’re here to help you pursue your purpose. Gain the skills necessary to be a Christian leader in your ministry and build a knowledge base of religious studies.


Interaction with Influential Christian Leaders  

Learn from some of the most respected and influential Christian leaders in the nation. Through the online Master of Christian Studies program, you’ll have the unique opportunity to learn from experts and scholars in biblical studies, evangelism, missions, pastoral ministries, church planting, youth ministry, and Christian education.

Develop Practical Skills for Ministry

Students looking for an effective Christian studies online format should take a look at our approach. It is designed to apply to real-life ministry while also providing a strong academic foundation. Through our master’s in Christian leadership studies, you can gain the practical skills necessary to be a Christian leader in your respective ministry. Build an extensive knowledge base in religious studies that will serve you well throughout your career as a minister or religious instructor through:

  • Relevant case studies
  • Rich interactive discussions
  • Challenging assignments
  • Invaluable mentoring from pastors and Christian leaders you'll meet

Focused on the Student's Goals

As a student in the M.A. in Christian Studies program, you’ll have the opportunity to apply Biblical knowledge, theology, and ministry skills to the local church or para-church organization where you currently serve or plan to serve in the future. You also have the option to complete a practical ministry project focused on your particular area of study.

Flexible and Convenient

  • University of the Cumberlands delivers great value and is mindful of the demands of working professionals
  • You can obtain your M.A. in Christian Studies online from anywhere in the world without ever visiting campus
  • The M.A. in Christian Studies program can be completed in one year


The tuition cost for a master's degree in Christian studies at University of the Cumberlands is competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees. *Tuition is $299 per course for University of the Cumberlands and Clear Creek Bible College graduates who enroll in the MA Christian Studies program. The scholarship rate will be applied to the account after tuition is billed.


Click here to view University of the Cumberlands' accreditation information. 

Learn what it takes to earn your Christian studies degree today. Call 855.791.7201 or simply fill out the form on this page for more information on any of our accredited online master’s degree programs.


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